Has Autumn Arrived?

I find myself bathed in sunshine today, as I paint a wall in my kitchen a beautiful shade of tapestry green.  Last week’s weather has been wonderfully warm and sunny and whilst harvesting the remaining green tomatoes from my vines, I couldn’t help thinking, but where did our summer go this year?  It’s all very well having sunshine now, but with the evenings drawing in, last of the blackberries picked and apples scooped from the ground, my thoughts are most definitely turning to a nice cosy autumn.  For me, this means baking and preserving the things that I’ve foraged or been given from my lovely family and friends or creating something exciting for Christmas, such as Christmas pudding, blackberry vodka and the hottest pickled onions you’ve ever tried.

I am baking loaves this week as usuall on Tuesday and Saturday, but also Thursday, for the lovely mummies at Stopsley Baptist Church. Last week saw my first attempt at baking every day for National Craft Bakers week and I can report no casualties, except for my own SourDough bread, which I am still trying to perfect. Congratulations to Jacqui who ordered my 100th loaf last week – she got it for free!  Have a good week everyone, make the most of the sunshine, I think this could it for a little while.