I hate to be the bearer of bad news this week, but summer is over.
Autumn has arrived and you know the year is in full swing when we usher in the new season.
I must admit though, the cool weather of the last few days has been a much-needed relief after last weekend’s 100°C weather - at least that’s what it felt like it.
Then came a grey sky Sunday and suddenly a pot of soup didn’t sound like a bad idea.
Yeah, I’m one of those people - two drops of rain and some clouds dan lus ek vir sop.
Of course, the change of season also brings about a change in our eating habits and the dinner table will start looking a little different from now on with slightly heartier and warmer dishes.
No more fridge to table meals for the next few months.
From now on we can enjoy our favourite soups, stews and smoortjies again with a warm salad or bake on the side.
It’s also the time of year we see more of the old favourites return, like cauliflower, cabbage, green beans and mushrooms to name a few.
And not only are they back in season, but it’s also much cheaper, want nou is dit weer volop.
I’m personally looking forward to one of my mom’s famous brown stews, and judging by the kind of weather we’ve been having, that stew might stiek uit sooner rather than later.
But I’m sure we’ll still be able to enjoy a few more weeks of sunny days in between the chilled nights before we go into full hibernation mode and start packing on the winter kilos van al die comfort kos.
This week I chose a few autumn dishes to help ease you into the new season.