I’m so happy with my purchases in the market this morning: chestnuts, kaki fruit (for me they will always be called diospiros, its Portuguese name) and a pomegranate.

Three of my favourite foods. They remind me of my childhood and of how much I love this month. The crisp sunny days, the golden leaves on the trees, the huge kaki fruits from my grandmother’s tree, the baskets full of walnuts and chestnuts in the markets, the sweet new wine (‘vinho doce‘), my brithday, my brother’s birthday, the beginning of school (in Portugal, when I was a child school used to being on the 1st of October. Yeah… those were long, proper summer holidays) and the re-encounter with friends. Ahhh… so many good things squeezed in 31 days.

October, I love you.