as autumn rolls around and the nights draw in, we need suitable puddings to warm us. this cobbler offers a great big blanket of yumminess, and is made even more satisfying (and spares pennies for your fuel bill) if you forage for the fruit yourself. this sweet was made even sweeter by my uncle’s apples and pears, and blackberries the product an hour of my hard labour. full of nourishing ingredients, leftovers make for a delicious breakfast too. i also made the wonderful discovery of Oatly’s oat cream. i bought this stuff on a dubious whim as my own attempt to make oat cream had resulted in a gloopy mess, but i assure you that left to the professionals, this makes an undetectable healthy alternative to dairy.
summer alpine holidays are picture perfect from all angles. rolling green hilltops, towering mountains, still lakes; you really cannot go wrong with the surroundings. every few years my family and I are always drawn back to the Tyrollean region of Austria, they’re our favourite holidays, filled with cake-fuelled hikes and lake and city trips. there’s something re-charging about the mountains, being continually in the outdoors and part of a laid back culture. like most of Europe, the Austrian lifestyle seems simplified and more satisfying- but maybe that’s just the illusion of being on holiday!