October Foodie Round Up – Harvest Food

puSomeone once said “it is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in Autumn” – well judging by the amount of linky entries in last month’s Foodie Round Up, we have a lot of green fingered people in this community!!

I love this season, and everything about it – the colours, the weather (when it’s good obviously!), and the food.  It’s kind of Mother Nature’s “final fling” before the winter sets in don’t you think?

First up in a series of fine Autumn Apple recipes is A Mummy Too with a drool-worthy Apple & Blackberry Pie, followed by Chez Maxima, with delectable Apple & Pine Nut Cupcakes. The View From the Table’s Drunken Apple Cake had me considering a spot of neighbourhood scrumping, as did MummyMishap’s Apple, Elderflower & Strawberry Pie.   Looking for some Child-friendly Apple recipes?  Go and see MamaCook (tell her I sent you!)…

Mother Nature’s been very generous in the Berry Department this year, talk about a bumper crop!   NutriciousDeliciousness tempts with some Blackberry & Toasted Hazlenut Muffins, and Abstract Lucas serves up a big slice of Blackberry & Almond Traybake. I know I could definitely manage a slice of Plus 2.4’s Coffee Victoria Sandwich Cake with Mixed Berry Jam – it looks divine!    Whilst on the Berry topic, I loved this quirky Elderberry Cough Syrup Recipe from Blue Bear Wood – completely handy as the season of colds and flu sets in (she makes a wicked Lavender Ice-Cream too which would soothe any sore throat)!

Got room for a few more sweet treats before we move onto something sans sucre?  How about Romanian Mum’s Carrot Muffins with Raisins and Walnuts,or Cutlery and Catering’s Carrot CakeChocolatelogBlog’s Fig and White Chocolate and Mascarpone Tarts, a beautiful Plum and Almond Cake by Mari’s World or Dainty Orange Blossom Poppy Seed Heart Cakes by Capture by Lucy – and a couple or three of OjosWorld’s Carraway Seed Cakes??

Moving onto savoury now, and some seasonal wonders to tempt your taste buds.  Starting with Foodie Laura’s Sweet Chilli Relish.  If  you are a fan of all things spicy, then you might try The Good Life Mum’s Tomato and Chilli Jam too?    You could use up the rest of your tomato crop to make How to Make Good Food’s Moroccan Style Chick Pea and Tomato Soup as well! 

I would definitely love to come home to some of Recipe Junkie’s Chicken, Chorizo and Courgette Chilli.   And as we seem to be in the midst of a courgette glut, Delicieux’s Salmon & Courgette Lasagne makes great use of them, and there’s a Courgette Noodle Carbonara on the blog if you fancy something different still.  Speaking of Salmon and of pasta, Over There to Here’s Salmon Pesto Spaghetti looks amazing, and if you would like to pop over to mine you will find a Pumpkin Ravioli recipe (and gain an insight into how Bavarians “do” Harvest time!!)…  

A final glorious Porcini Mushroom Encroute from Vegetarian Dad and that’s your lot for this month…

We could all do with eating a little less meat, so on that note, I dedicate next month’s round-up to all things Vegetarian….  You know what to do next!…

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About Emma Raphael

Emma Raphael left the UK for Copenhagen in 2009, with her ever-patient husband and two small children.
Having enjoyed a couple of years in Scandinavia, Emma and her family found they enjoyed Expat life so much that they now reside in Munich – where the pace of life is relaxed, her language skills are small, and the mountains and bier halls are very large. Being one half of a self-proclaimed foodie couple, Emma enjoys the new produce and restaurants in each new country she resides in, and has made it her mission to convince people that English food no longer deserves the bad rap it once had. She can be found in the kitchen when she’s feeling homesick, trying to recreate comfort food from home. She also has huge passions for travel, photography, art, wine, gardening (although according to her Bavarian neighbours, she’s not much good at that!) and her family (of course)!


    • 08 October 2013 / 19:42

      All working now! Sorry about that! 🙂

  1. 08 October 2013 / 19:46

    thank you for including my pie – I was wondering why it received some hits today 🙂

  2. 08 October 2013 / 19:57

    Thanks for including my seed cake! I shall take a look at the others x

  3. 09 October 2013 / 10:02

    Some lovely recipes here! Thanks very much for the mention 🙂 X

  4. 09 October 2013 / 21:11

    Ooh, lots of lovely autumnal fare here. Reckon October must be one of the best months for seasonal comfort food. Thanks for including my tarts 🙂

  5. 13 October 2013 / 21:31

    Yummy, some fantastic seasonal recipes. Thanks for including mine 🙂