Autumn arrived this week! Walking around my garden I can feel it in my bones, I can smell it in the breeze. It’s not cold, in fact we’re getting a lot of sun for this time of year, there’s just that first chill of the changing season, a freshness in the air. My garden still looks lovely with all the late summer flowering plants, but the green leaves on my euonymus are showing that tinge of red, a promise of the crimson to come. I like Autumn. Living in the North East of Scotland it is probably the most distinctive changing season in the calendar. Many other months you are left wondering, for example if Spring has arrived, only to have snow dumped on you the following day. Autumn is different, it lets you know it’s here.
On heading to Michelle’s we get to talking about Autumn, or Fall if you’re Canadian. I can’t seem to get the thought of pumpkins out of my head, or more specifically my spicy pumpkin soup. I don’t know why I’m thinking pumpkin, its not like I grew up with pumpkins in the house. The following day Michelle arrives at my door with a basket of freshly made spiced pumpkin scones: warm, spicy, delicious. I ponder my soup for a couple of days and after a bit of contemplation I find the perfect addition to add that kick of heat. SIMPLYaddCHILLI is a condiment using fresh chilli’s and strawberries combined, perfect.