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Fruit and Vegetables in Season in September

fruit vegetables in season in september

fruit vegetables in season in september

Don’t forget to download the free printer friendly guide to fruit and vegetables in season in September!

September has creeped up on us this year, don’t you think?  So I’m back sharing the best of what fruit and vegetables are in season this month.  September is the month of blackberries, courgettes and runner beans, but the shops are bursting with cheap homegrown produce this month.  Take a look!

Fruit in Season in September

fruit in season in September

Apples

Bilberries

Blackberries ( try this blackberry and vanilla jam recipe and if you have some left over then here’s a clever trick on how to make blackberries last longer!)

Blueberries

Bramley Apples

Crab Apples

Damsons

Elderberries (try this delicious spiced elderberry syrup)

Pears

Plums

Raspberries

Redcurrants

 

Vegetables in Season in September

vegetables in season in September

Artichoke

Aubergine

Beetroot

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts (try this tasty Brussels Sprout Gratin)

Cabbage – Red, White, Savoy and Spring Green

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Celery

Chillies

Courgettes

Cucumber

Fennel

French Beans

Garlic

Horseradish

Kale

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Lettuce – Cos and Iceberg

Mangetout

Marrow

Onions

Pak Choi

Peas

Peppers

Potatoes

Pumpkin

Radishes

Runner Beans

Shallots

Spinach

Spring Onions

Squash (try roasting your butternut squash seeds to make a tasty snack too!)

Sweetcorn

Tomatoes

Turnips

Watercress

Wild Mushrooms (see my post on how to dry mushrooms if you have too many!)

 

Herbs & Nuts in Season in September

herbs in season in September

Chestnuts

Chives

Cobnuts

Coriander

Oregano

Mint

Parsley

Rocket

Rosemary

Sage

Sorrel

Thyme

There’s so much tasty produce on offer that I don’t know where to start!  What are you cooking/baking this month?  Print off the free guide to help you out!

 

Images: 1. By Dwight Sipler [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons / 2. Pixabay  / 3. Flickr User Sampsa / 4. Pixabay

Autumn, Food & Drink

Easy Sloe Gin Recipe

sloe gin recipe

sloe gin recipe

I got a great sloe gin recipe for you today!  Sloe berries have always proved quite elusive to me: I’ve never managed to hunt any down in any of my autumn foraging.  And trust me, I do a lot of foraging!  I’m sure they’re there, hiding from me, but until I do come across them then I’m saving sloe gin recipes to my computer left right and centre.

One of my favourite Sloe recipes that I’ve come across is for easy Sloe Gin, by graphic designer and illustrator Lucy Davidson.  Lucy is the author of one of my favourite craft blogs – Peas and Needles (check out her impressive Fifty 2 project!).  Lucy has made Sloe Gin and created a handy illustrated sloe gin recipe card, which she has kindly let me share with Moral Fibres readers:

Easy Sloe Gin Recipe

what to make with sloe berries

I’m looking forward to trying this when I do track down some Sloes!  I do love a bit of sloe gin!

If you’re out foraging for Sloes (hopefully you’ll have better luck than me!) then here are some tips for finding and picking Sloes from one of my favourites, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Let me know in the comments below if you’d had any luck foraging for sloes, and if you try out this sloe gin recipe!  You can also tweet me your photos on Twitter or share with me on Facebook so I can live vicariously through you!

All images courtesy of Lucy Davidson.

ps: more foraged recipes here!