Late summer is definitely giving way to autumn here in North Yorkshire. Our sunflowers are in full bloom and we've harvested all of our tomatoes. I managed to make a big batch of tomato soup yesterday but with the glut of green tomatoes we have I will have to think about making some green tomato chutney.
The turning seasons seem to have brought a change in health for a lot of people. My hubby has had gastric flu for about 4 days now and when I went to acupuncture this morning my therapist said that a lot of her clients had also been complaining of a worse than usual fatigue and depleted energy levels. Of course, it was also a full moon last night too - a harvest moon and blood moon in one. Did any of you get up in the wee small hours to see the moon turn orangey-red ? Although I woke up about 6 times last night, I couldn't face getting out of bed, even though they say it will be another 33 years before the next blood moon. There are some spectacular pictures in the papers this morning.
I have recently been diagnosed intolerant to gluten, yeast, eggs and dairy so have had to make some substantial changes to my diet this last week. Although I have followed a gluten-free diet before and rarely consumed cows milk, it has been a challenge checking everything for yeast and having to pre-make my lunches where I would have had a quick sandwich or toast before. Now I have to think ahead and make sure I have some gluten-free pasta or rice cooked in the fridge, and something to have with it. So I've been busy researching on-line and gathering lots of recipes and ideas for the months ahead. I hope that this time next year I will have renewed energy levels and be IBS-free !
Back to work tomorrow :( I hope you all have a good week.