Autumn in Maro

It may be the `season of mists and mellow fruitfulness` in the UK, as penned by John Keats, but here in Andalucia , the sun still beats strong and hot. It is a tad cooler in the evenings, but last night we were still sitting outside on our terrace with friends until 11.30 pm. Perfect.

At present ,it is the season for mangoes, squash, and sweet potatoes. Tons of them!

 Roasted sweet potatoes appear on every counter of local shops in the villages, ready to pop into the oven, to simply re-heat. Their heritage is that they were left here by the Romans and Moors.

In the last two days, we have been given a large bag of mangoes ,that just need a little more ripening, and today , sweet potatoes and a large squash ,which I probably serve roasted with shallots and fresh thyme in local olive oil. There is fresh food a plenty here in Maro. How lucky are we.

I invested in a smoothie maker last week, so I will be whizzing up mangoes and whatever else I can find to make some delicious, colourful, healthy , vitamin filled drinks. Yum.

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