Today is Michaelmas, which marks the end of the harvest time – well not for us yet at the tomatoes and courgettes are still coming in thick and fast, and we are still picking and podding beans, and the squashes are still on the vine.. but still it feels as though the season is beginning to draw to a close, and the garden is full of Michaelmas daisies, which appear to be planning on taking over.
I cooked poor man’s goose – which looks a lot like leftover roast pork, sage and onion stuffing, and apple. and for a pudding, made Michaelmas dumplings – following the recipe from Lavender and Lovage, though I did add more blackberries and a bit more sugar too.
Delicious. My son asked me to cook it again, then asked to be shown how to cook it himself – sure sign of a winner. I think it would work really well with other fruit too, but of course, Michaelmas is the last day to pick blackberries, so it was obligatory.