The golden rustic leaves are gently swaying on their branches and there is evidence of a crisp bite to the air. As nature prepares for the Autumnal equinox, Keelings welcomes the changing elements and blackberry season with a few fun facts and a delicious recipe for a seasonal forest fruits crumble.
Love To Grow nature’s facts
- The Autumnal Equinox takes place this year on 22nd September, when the length of day and night is nearly equal.
- The Harvest moon is the first full moon after the Autumnal equinox. The rays of the moon help farmers work late into the night to bring in the crops.
- The Hunter’s Moon is the next special moon on the Autumnal equinox calendar. It is the first full moon after the Harvest Moon. This special moon rises soon after sunset and provides hunters which extra light to track prey.
- The Autumnal equinox welcomes new stars in the sky; as Summer turns into Autumn, a new cycle of stars is visible. In the Northern hemisphere, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, and Cygnus grace the night sky.
So while you mull over that food for thought, Keelings have provided this tasty seasonal recipe for a delicious Autumn Forest Fruits Crumble.
Keelings Autumn Forest Fruit Crumble
- 1 cup of Keelings Blackberries
- 1 cup of Keelings Blueberries
- 1 cup of Keelings Raspberries
- 3 Tablespoons of Coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup
- 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
- 2 Cups of Porridge oats
- Chopped hazelnuts (1 Packet)
- Melt the coconut oil and maple syrup together
- Mix Keelings berries into the coconut oil and maple syrup then add the cinnamon
- Line a baking dish with parchment paper and add the berries to the base of the dish
- Sprinkle with two cups of porridge oats and chopped hazelnuts – we recommend Flahavans Oats
- Put into the oven on 180°C for 30 minutes and serve with cream or custard
Keelings, Ireland’s leading producer and supplier of fresh produce recently won the fruit category at the finals of the prestigious Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards. Keelings Sweet Irish Strawberries were chosen from almost a thousand product entries across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, all of which went through weeks of tough judging at the Dublin Institute of Technology’s School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology.
David Keeling, who accepted the award for the company commented:
“The whole Keelings family and brilliant staff are over the moon to win the fruit category with our delicious Keelings Sweet Irish Strawberries. We are honoured to receive this fantastic award that is so respected in the food and drinks industry and especially having been chosen from so many other products from across the country. It is quite an achievement for us considering these awards are open to all food and drink retailers, producers and manufacturers in the whole of Ireland.