Tis apple season once again! We collected as many bags as we can get our hands on, from both neighbours and friends and then spent a couple of evenings making juices and chutneys.
The apple trees nearby blossom once every two years and when they do there is an abundance that allows us to make a years supply of homemade treats.
We have made three types of chutneys this year a spicy one – ideal at Christmas – an Indian style (hints of cumin and mustard seeds) and of course a classic apple chutney which is slightly tart in taste.
It gives us great pleasure to make things from scratch as a family, we either eat them over the course of the year or serve them at the breakfast table as well as gift them to friends and family at special occasions – in fact, a few have already put their orders in!
Reflecting back on August 2019 there were some high’s and low’s with the weather. The guests varied from veterans to first-timers, with a range of interests and tastes, which made for an interesting array of breakfast conversations.
I made a big effort to visit my local Farmers Markets and come back with several bags of freshly dug vegetables, just-picked strawberries and plums and large newly laid eggs. I have always missed getting there in the past because of doing breakfast but thanks to a string of Room Only guests on the weekend I have taken full advantage.
The two big events of this month are Open House on the 21st -22nd – this is hands down one of London’s best events as it opens the capital to new perspectives and insight into its most iconic buildings and homes.
For those with a love of design, September is the official London Design Festival with special exhibitions and installations all around the capital start from the 14th for a week and beyond.
Till next time,