I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers….
Lucy Maud Montgomery wasn’t wrong, and in Scotland we are blessed in autumn, the harvest is bountiful, there is an abundance of wild food, and the seas are filled with goodness. Autumn isn’t only the season of turning leaves and lengthening dusk, it’s a time for generous plates and long, slow cooking.
Haddock, cod, mussels, and langoustines are at their best. For the forager there’s an abundance of mushrooms, elderberries, and brambles. The ground is beginning to give up roots of all varieties, while furred and feather game is readily available.