I haven't been here for a while for a reason.
In the last 6 weeks we went back to Hungary and then spent a week in Italy, where it was literally rainy. Awful. Honestly. But the food was brilliant as always.
And going back to Hungary I was spoiled as my Mum, Mother-in law, and my Sister cooked most of the time, so I hardly cooked anything. I enjoyed the fantastic Minestrone what was made by my Mother-in-law, my Grandma's Filled Pepper, my Mum's Floating Island and my Sister's lovely stews. My boys ate dozen of Scnitzels with chips almost every other day and no doubt they were not bored by that by the end of the long holiday. But by the end of the sixth week I really missed my kitchen. I would have liked to cook and bake in my own dishes to my taste. I had many ideas what to bake with figs, grapes, blackberry and try something new with squash, chestnut and so on.
So here is my very first recipe at the beginning of autumn. A real comfort food. Ideal diner on a rainy day when it's chilly outside but eating a hot curry can be heart warming. Curry with Chickpeas Squash and Aubergine. The whole meal was inspired by the vegs which are in season now, and seasoned with mild, fragrant spices.