It’s here. The golden hour. Autumn has arrived.
The sun is slipping away earlier each day, and a cool breeze settles in the air each night. The leaves are turning from their Summer greens to warm reds, yellows, and sometimes even a lucky shade of purple. The smell of wood burning fires has begun on colder evenings, which definitely makes for a sudden desire to run home and curl up in a blanket with a mug of milky chai (a little Autumn cliché never hurt nobody…)
Then there’s also the harvest bounty to rave about, which seems to top off the whole Autumn experience. It’s all caramelised pumpkin, woody herbs, buttery mushrooms, roasted root vegetables galore. Not to mention the increasing opportunities to stay indoors and spend the day dusted in flour making pasta from scratch.
This all marks the true arrival of the ‘cozy season’, where after months of relentless Australian heat, I welcome the cooler days with big open arms… and a big bowl of soup.
Autumn is also the perfectly ripe time to nestle into a patch of grass, coated in crunchy autumn leaves, and tuck into some of the season’s finest.
Crispy Sage Roasted Pumpkin was a natural choice, as was the Cinnamon, Maple Vanilla Baked Pears and as well as some Butter Thyme Mushrooms on Sourdough. With a mug of Spiced Apple Juice and cured meats with cheeses to nibble on, it only reassures why I love this season so much.