We are in the last throes of Autumn and the rains have arrived in Cape Town (yay) so its time to settle in with more comforting food, cozy days at home, and lots of indulgences. We have waved a sorrowful goodbye to stone fruits – apart from a few plums lurking around, and have ushered in citrus in a big way. Quince, pomegranates, beetroot, aubergines, all the squash family, apples, and pears are around in abundance, so here is a roundup of recipes that celebrate this autumn harvest.
As soon as my fave Pink Lady apples come into season I want to make this apple crumble with strawberries. It’s my all-time favourite apple crumble recipe and once you’ve had it with strawberries you won’t want it any other way (I use frozen berries by the way since they are not in season).
Along with apples come pears. Catch them while they are at their peak – and they don’t have a very long window of this. I love to poach them or add them to cakes.
Pear & halva loaf with pecans, honey & maple is my best sweet loaf
I love cooking and baking with oranges, eating them straight up or adding them to salads. Here are few recipes that make the orange sing.
Lemons are a standard stock item in my kitchen and get squeezed over almost all my salad & meat dishes. I could not survive without this incredible fruit that brings everything to life.
Quince are inedible raw but so delicious when poached and added to desserts
The most delectable and visually beautiful fruit, I am always excited when it’s in season. I need to think up a few new recipes….
Aubergines, beetroot, sweet potatoes & squash
Now is the time to embrace the orange variety of sweet potatoes and all the squash family. Beetroot are in season along with aubergines.
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