Autumn, England, Dining Mosaic

Five Things I Love About September and Autumn

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Living comfortably in Autumn is a breeze!

With Autumn swiftly approaching, I thought I would go over some of the things that I am grateful for as the harvest season dawns with its bounty and greatness.

The crisp, cool air against your skin
When you take that first step outside in the morning and you feel that brisk cool breeze gently glaze against your face, you know the season is changing. It’s time for bonfires, harvesting, tea, and baking. Wait, isn’t it always time for those things? The summer is gone and autumn is quickly approaching. We have cooler weather and it’s time to dig out the jumpers and cardigans! 

Autumn, England, Dining Mosaic
Autumn in England

Sunsets and foliage
The sunsets are most certainly different. During the summer months, they were bursting with the colours of yellow and purple whereas now they are orange, gold, and burnt yellow. It’s incredibly amazing to have a unique vantage point, so I like to hike up a high hill and sit and gaze out at the astounding beauty of nature.

Also, the lovely foliage is just starting to appear. I love the colourful array of leaves and how they fall onto the ground as you are walking along a path in a park. How sweet of an experience that is each time I venture out to experience nature (often)!

Holidays are approaching (but not here just yet!)
I am someone who loves to be prepared. And September is just the right time to allow me to prepare for the winter holidays. Whether I am buying Christmas gifts for my Christian friends or Hanukkah presents for my Jewish mates, I have a definite advantage over last minute shopping (which is something I confess that I was guilty of in the past)!

Giving and loving my friends, two of my favourite pastimes, are now the norm. Holidays are an especially grand time to take advantage of that spirit so I think I will use September as a time to adequately prepare.

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Oh, the divine Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Pumpkins
Oh, the lovely, humble pumpkin! I love pumpkins – whether I am cooking with pumpkins or seeing them lining the streets, there they are with their burnt beautiful orange-ness, that comforting hue which is always a reminder that autumn is approaching. Have you had any pumpkin products yet? Tell me in the comment section below. I need some ideas!

I am acutely aware of the anti-pumpkin spice product faction out there, but I, for one, happen to love the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. Its creamy deliciousness never ceases to amaze me. Never.

I also love to bake with pumpkins. Closer to October, I will be posting the recipe for my Perfect Pumpkin Pie. You won’t want to miss that – trust me.

Turkey Soup
Turkey Soup!

Soup
Oh, soup! How I love you! I wish I could have you everyday. Homemade soups are a great way to stay warm, eat smart, and be creative!

Last week I made an amazing turkey soup (which I will be sharing here on Dining Mosaic) and it was absolutely smashing! Experimenting with different flavours and ingredients is always fun and entertaining. It is definitely a culinary experience that succeeds more often than it fails!

Miranda Knight, Dining Mosaic
That’s me! With the Turkey Soup, if I may entice you…

That’s all for now! If you’re looking for something to cook, be sure to try my Tabasco Brie sandwich spread or the Aubergine Parmigiana – both are absolutely divine! Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Ideas, suggestions, or just want to get in touch? Email me at diningmosaic@gmail.com 

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