Monday, 22 October 2012

A Favourites List for October 2012

There is now no doubt that Autumn is with us. The temperature has dropped massively, and the shops are full of gloves, mittens, scarves and warm coats. I have just stocked up on lots of pairs of tights for the cooler days ahead. I've had my Winter coats dry cleaned in readiness for the cold weather to come. But although the weather may be a let down, the food of Autumn doesn't have to be. Autumn eating carries over some of the nicest produce of late Summer (sweetcorn, pumpkins/squashes, sweet potatoes, late beans) with the comfort food of Winter. I love hot, cooked dinners; stews, risottos, casseroles, tagines and curries. All food which has Autumn/Winter stamped all over it. 

So don't get depressed that they days are drawing in. Beat the blues by tucking into some comforting, sustaining and satisfying nosh. You won't regret it!

Here is my list of favourite things for the month of October. Enjoy!

All of these pictures were taken of the Halloween goodies range at Konditor & Cook, Grays Inn Road branch, London. Adorable, aren't they?!

Blogs worth following:

Thai cooking site:


Walnut Pesto? Cool! An alternative the usual pine nuts
Interesting spin on an Indian style curry, with 'superfood' quinoa:
Chicken wings - chewy, deliciousness to gnaw at (but not for a 1st date or business lunch!):
Meaty and comforting mutton curry 

Interesting food and drink articles:

Music picks:
Dengue Fever - Cannibal Courtship
Beth Orton - Trailer Park
Explosions In The Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Alt J - An Awesome Wave
Leonard Cohen - The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Incendies (French language film)
Engrenages, Series 1 (French language drama series)
Homeland, Series 1 (US drama series)


  1. Beautiful collection of halloween goodies!

  2. Hello Hannah,

    They're darling, aren't they? I wish I could take credit for them!

    A lot of bakers are doing Halloween items, but Konditor & Cook's are the coolest I've seen.

    Thanks for reading, and thanks for leaving a comment!