This week I have received generous and beautiful harvest gifts from friends:
The last of the dahlias from Jooles garden, tied with a velvet ribbon and given to me this morning when we met to do some quilting (more on that soon!).
A generous batch of quinces from a crafty friend's tree - their heady scent has filled the kitchen, simply scrumptious! We plan to meet up to make quince jelly and to try a recipe I found for quince and pumpkin chutney (more on that soon, too!).
The last of the apples shared with me by a music teacher friend - the rest made their way into apple-cinnamon cupcakes with honey frosting (The Love Bakery Cookbook, a gem!). These last little fellas are destined to become apple-blackberry jelly with the frosty blackberries in the photo, picked from the hedgerow on our road and frozen to try to keep little hands from gobbling them all up!
What has autumn given you this week?