Autumn is here, and with it a lot of colourful comfort food full of flavour and warmth. When it comes to fresh produce, Autumn is seen as a generous season, with plenty of fruits and vegetables becoming freshly available.

While many fruits and vegetables are available throughout the year, it is always best to buy when they are in season, as they are usually cheaper, and it is better for the environment.

Some of the fruits in season: apples, blackberries, figs, pears, etc.

Some of the vegetables in season: beetroot, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, kale, leeks, parsnips, pumpkins, plums, sweetcorn, shallots, onions, etc.

With the days becoming shorter and colder, we are all enjoying comforting meals. Warm stews, bakes and soups can all be made with the seasonal fresh produce being harvested at this time of year.

Why not try a simple and easy pumpkin soup? Gently cook 2 chopped onions in a bit of oil for 5 minutes until soft. Add 1kg of pumpkin or squash, cut into chunks, and cook for about 10 minutes until soft and golden. Add 700ml of vegetable stock to the pan and season to taste. Bring to the boil and let it simmer until the veggies are very soft. Add in 150ml of double cream, blend and bring back to the boil. And it’s ready!

What is your favourite recipe for this time of year?

M&P Engineering has been manufacturing food production, preparation and filling equipment used by major food manufacturers worldwide for over 50 years. Our company has grown to become a global business, with distribution agents all over the world and supplying to almost every continent – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.

M&P Engineering’s most popular and world-famous equipment is the onion peeling machine. This onion processing equipment uses a self-adjusting assembly of floating knives to top, tail and peel onions. The onion peeler is simple to operate and easy to clean and maintain. And when dealing with onions varying in size, changing parts is not required.

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