Enjoy your September veg
The first of September heralds the start of the meteorological autumn, filling our kitchens with colourful, flavourful veg.
September veg in the UK includes:
- green beans
- romanesco cauliflowers
- swiss chard
Let’s not forget the last of the summer fruit – strawberries and raspberries are still hanging on, blackberries are coming in. We have the promise of the glorious apples and pears still to come. Rose-hips brighten up the hedgerows, are high in vitamin C and can be used to make rose-hip tea.
Back to the veg.
How about some baked beetroot crisps to nibble on of an autumnal evening? I use a food processor to slice the beetroot as I’m not very patient with slicing!
- 2 medium beetroots, peeled and finely sliced
- 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
Preheat the oven to 150 0C or a little less if you have a fan oven
Put the beetroot in a bowl and add the oil. Mix thoroughly and make sure that all the slices are coated. Line two baking trays with baking paper and spread the beetroot slices over them in a single layer. Bake for one hour, remembering to check after 30 mins to swap the trays around. Continue cooking until your slices are dry and crisp (don’t be surprised if this takes over one hour). Sprinkle with salt and enjoy your autumn veg!