There’s a lot to get excited for when that first leaf hit the ground…crisp sunny days, candle-lit dark cosy nights, warm knits and parks shrouded in shades of burgundy and gold.
It’s a time when everything slows down a little, where FOMO turns into the Joy of Missing Out and it’s a few weeks of calm before the furore of Christmas hits us sideways.
But my favourite by far is the wonderful harvest that comes with Autumn. The leeks, carrots, pear, apple, squash and of course: pumpkin.
With pumpkin and pear on the brain, we made our way to Garson farm in Esher to pick up supplies for upcoming Autumn, Thanksgiving and Halloween grazing platters and tables.
Goodies nestled safely in the boot, I excitedly set off back to London to create the first Autumn-themed grazing table of the season!
Pear, fig, pumpkin hummus, beetroot dip and persimmon all feature on this gorgeous little metre-long table. Along with buttery flapjack bites, chocolate bark topped with roasted nuts and cranberry, fig jam, cranberry and apple sauce, dates stuffed in goats cheese and honey, charcuterie and dark chocolate dip.
Roquefort, vintage gouda, red pepper infused cheddar and comte all make cameos.
All beautifully decorated with foliage, gold and orange chrysanthemums, physalis berries and of course: pumpkins!
Whatever your favourite thing about Autumn is, make the most of it! The Nudge has a handy little guide to get you out and about over the next few weeks because before you know it, winter will roll around and we’ll be counting down the days till temperatures hit double digits again.