Autumn Harvest

Autumn Harvest

After the long and unusually hot summer, autumn has finally taken hold of the sun, pulling it lower in the sky behind the trees at the end of my garden.  Personally I love this time of year. Once the clocks have changed, when both the journey to work in the early morning, and home again in the evening rush, calls for headlights, welcoming the workers home to a warm house and good food is a real pleasure for me. I relish cooking up warming soups and rich, meaty casseroles in my well seasoned, French cast iron cook pot which is hardly ever off the hob. Out go the light flans of summer and my pie dishes and gravy boats are filled with crispy pastries and thick, tasty sauces.

Midwinter cookware is one of my favourites and I own a number of pieces from the Stonehenge range. First sold in 1972 in a wide variety of colours and patterns with evocative names such as Wild Oats, Seascape, Nasturtium and Riverside, they all have a great mid-century style. Two pieces of Midwinter feature in my autumn harvest photograph; the Wild Oats Gravy Boat and Ratatouille Flan Dish are both currently for sale in my Etsy shop. You can also buy the Royal Worcester Evesham pattern Cream Jug and Quiche Dish, and the Wild Harvest Egg Dish pair. If you are interested in an item then just click on the link, or if you would like to know more about the other pieces featured in my photo then please do get in touch via the Contacts page.