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The approach of autumn and the month of September sees the peak of our harvest. September is probably the most abundant month in the vegetable garden. Summer crops, such as salads, tomatoes, courgettes, cucumbers and runner beans are still highly productive while autumn crops such as apples, pears, squash, leeks are ready for harvesting.
This month’s recipe presented itself in the form of a bucket of free apples outside a neighbour’s house. No one can resist free food! A fruit crumble can be made from any of the autumn fruits, blackberries and plums for example or a mixture of everything. The recipe here will make about four portions. Allow a handful of fruit per person and scale up the other ingredients if needed.
Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 25 minutes
Preheat the oven to 180oC
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Eating seasonally means enjoying food when its at its best. Look out for food that is grown and harvested
locally. Reducing food miles is great for the planet but also good for your health. It doesn’t have to be expensive. This apple crumble recipe could be very low cost if you spot anyone giving away windful in your local area.
Vegetables that are good to harvest or buy in September: Beetroot, Cabbage, Calabrese, Cauliflower, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Courgettes and summer squash, Cucumbers, Fennel, French beans, Lettuce and other salad leaves, Potatoes, Peppers and chilies, Runner beans, Tomatoes, Spinach, Sweetcorn, Shallots, onion and garlic.
Fruit to harvest or buy in September: Blueberries, Fig, Raspberries, Plums and damsons, Apples and pears.