Nigella Eats Everything

Category: Autumn

  • Fig and thyme jam

    Fig and thyme jam

    October seems to be the perfect month for me to make jam. Last year I filled some mini jars with bramble jam – mini purely because of the blackberry curse that haunts me – and although that is literally when the tradition started, I would like to it continue. This year it’s time to celebrate […]

  • Orange and ginger sticky toffee pudding

    Orange and ginger sticky toffee pudding

    Who knew a sticky toffee pudding could save the day? About week ago, I excitedly planned a list of recipes to write and test. I was probably lying in bed at the time and frustrated that it was night, hence the cooking could not commence immediately. Over the following days, I eagerly made rhubarb ketchup, […]

  • Blackberry and bay brownies

    Blackberry and bay brownies

    During these endless days of lockdown it’s good to find the little joys. In the last few days I’ve been carrying vases of tulips around the house so I can see them wherever I go, it snowed and as I write this the garden is still topped in what looks like a blanket of fondant […]

  • Bramble and bay jam

    Bramble and bay jam

    I love jam. That may not be a mystery. My friend Hannah can testify. When we lived together I had a collection of seven jams in the fridge. One for each day of the week you could say. Looking back, I admit it was excessive. Jam on toast, jam on scones, jam on my face, […]

  • Beef stew with dumplings  

    Beef stew with dumplings  

    Although the air is crisp and fresh, the food I intend to eat at this time of year certainly isn’t. I love to walk outside and breathe in lungfuls of the autumnal wood-smokey air (reasonably far away from the roundabout on which I live, there is an abundance of pollution here), bundled up in coat, […]

  • Spiced butternut squash muffins

    Spiced butternut squash muffins

    The spooky glamour of Halloween ended quite abruptly for me a couple of years ago. After consecutive years of trick or treating and fancy dress, then parties, drinking and more fancy dress, suddenly one Halloween I was in my pyjamas, taking photographs of my parents in their costumes before they breezed out the door to […]

  • Sticky pear and treacle cake

    Sticky pear and treacle cake

    Please excuse me for the autumnal tribute song I am about to warble. Like a fawning fan-girl, I simply can’t get enough of it. Even though autumn still hasn’t quite started here in Manchester – by which I mean the leaves are on the cusp of yellow-gold and the temperature isn’t low enough for me […]

  • Eat the seasons: Autumn

    Eat the seasons: Autumn

    Without a doubt, autumn is most people’s favourite season, mine included. There is a freshness in the air after the sticky heat of summer, along with a brisk chill and lingering smell of smoke from the bonfire of dead leaves raked up in someone’s garden. You gradually add more layers to your wardrobe; thick jumpers, […]

  • Roasted pepper and sweet potato soup

    Roasted pepper and sweet potato soup

    This time of year reminds me of the front cover of a Sophie Dahl cookbook. Wrapped in a cosy thick coat (in a pink print much like a rug you’d see in a vintage shop which you’d immediately notice then avoid) her elegantly crossed legs ending in some sturdy wellies, she’s sitting on the steps […]

  • Yorkshire puddings

    Yorkshire puddings

    This Sunday I cooked for a dinner party. The party was more personal than usual because it was to celebrate my dad’s birthday – a milestone birthday, I’ll add. Fiona went full party-planner when it came to the decorations. Only gold was allowed, no multi-coloured numbered confetti, no sparkly pink balloons, no shiny foil bunting. […]