Month: November 2011

No Shade, No Shine, No Butterflies, No Bees…

…no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds…November. But Mr Thomas Hood, dear poet, may I also remind you that whilst lacking in very many areas, November does boast quite a lot to be happy about: Fireworks, toffee apples, golden leaves, crisp mornings, the first frost, knitted scarves, hot soup and many other joys that make me feel all cosy inside. Food is actually what keeps me going most through these rather chilly (and at the moment, very grey) days. From homemade soup in a Thermos flask to poring over the Christmas edition of Bon Appetit, food is definitely my autumn fuel. That, and food markets, with a good friend. In particular, Borough Market: quite possibly the epitome of every foodie’s dream; pickles, bread, cakes, coffee, fruit, ostrich meat, spices and so much more all piled under one big iron bridge…oh, with testers too. So that little outing, along with a trip to a deliciously authentic Chinese restaurant where you can buy 10 plump dumplings for £3.00, kicked off my autumn nicely. There’s also been Read More