That can only mean one thing!
Yes: time to start making casseroles and chillies and other soothing, luscious, slow-cooked meals. It seems I'm not the only person to be thinking this, and over at Uborka they've been hosting CassFest all week, where various contributors are sharing their recipes for homely, slow-cooked goodness.
Yeah. I'm branching out into recipes. I'M COMING FOR YOU, OLIVER!
Farmer's market shin beef, delicious root veggies, red wine and...er... a tin of anchovies. Trust me, it's an umami thing. Delicious. Also, because this recipe was written by me, there's a pointless, rambling anecdote on why making cocktails is a science but cooking is an art.
You can read it all HERE. It's bad form to just republish, innit.
Comfort food FTW because [adopts ridiculous Yorkshire accent and stares mysteriously into the far distance]
Winter is coming....
Wrap up warm and eat stew.