A morning in the flower market and the bunting-bright shades of summer have given way to fat berries, fiery chrysanthemums and boxes of papery-skinned bulbs. Trays of summer bedding are replaced by pots of sweet cyclamen, winter pansies and blowsy mums.
I’ve bought thick socks and pulled cosy scarves from the drawer, brushed last year’s dried mud from my boots and paired up a tangle of gloves and mittens. I’m ready.
Love and a Licked Spoon is written by Debora Robertson, food writer, editor, enthusiastic kitchen botherer and optimistic planter of pretty and edible things. She lives in north London with her husband Séan, a dog, a cat and a mountain of cookbooks and seed catalogues. She is ideologically opposed to rectangular plates.
Her latest book, Declutter: The get-real guide to creating calm from chaos was published by Kyle Books in 2018.
Dogs' Dinners: The healthy, happy way to feed your dog was published by Pavillion Books in 2018.
Gifts from the Garden: 100 Gorgeous Homegrown Presents, was published by Kyle Books in 2012.
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2 thoughts on “Hello autumn, my old friend”
Hello Debs, It's lovely isn't it? More reading, lots of cosy food, the sad beauty of the garden. Bring it on! DX
I make no apologies, Autumn is my favourite time of year for all the reasons stated above. I must add russet leaves, apples spiced with cinnamon and cosy nights by the fire. I'm ready, too!
P.S. Your flowers are lovely, especially the Chinese Lanterns. What a great old fashioned plant.