September is here and the garden is still full of delicious produce! Now is the time to preserve and store for the coming colder months and also get outside and do a spot of foraging for nuts and berries. 

September is so glorious and a month that I always forget how much I enjoy until it arrives. The fragrance of sweet fruit and decaying leaves is one of my all time favourite nostalgic scents, and one that dominates rambly lane way walks at home in Wicklow.

September Seasonal Food Guide

I’m on a quest to live and eat more seasonally. Part of that means eating fresh fruit and vegetables that are in season aka they’re ready for harvest and growing to their natural rhythms. It also means using flowers indoors and making the most of what’s there on our doorsteps.

  September Seasonal Food Guide

So, what’s in season in September?


Aubergine,Beetroot, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Chicory, Fennel,Globe Artichoke, Pumpkin, Radish, Rocket, Swiss Chard, Watercress, Truffle.

Fruit: Apple, damsons, figs, pear, plum, sloe, blackberries.

Fish and shellfish:Sea Bass,Scallop, Oyster, Mackerel.

Game: Grouse, Venison, Wild Duck, Snipe.

Seasonal Living

Ideas to make the most of September.

  • For me the best thing about September is Blackberries! I am a complete glutton for them and a walk becomes a drawn out thing due to my on the go snacking from the hedgerows. Ideally, collecting the berries and popping them into the freezer in handy smaller batches means juicy sauces and crumbles can be yours well after the season finishes.
  • Capture the last of the hydrangeas now, simply cut off the blooms and bring indoors to let them dry out naturally.
  • I love switching up my perfume for the cooler winter ahead-I swap between Jo Malone’s Bay and Blackberry (very apt!) and Chanels Bois de Ile.
  • Clean out your wardrobe and store any summer clothes. It’s fast becoming knitwear and coat weather again!
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