Despite the weather, eating al fresco has become popular during lockdown and the trend continues. Surveys show more people are wanting to eat outdoors since the pandemic.In the UK many diners are catching on to the trend of autumnal picnics, a long-time popular activity in the US and Sainsbury’s report a significant uplift in sales of picnic items, such as antipasti, pork pies, and coleslaw, compared to pre-pandemic levels.
As the leaves start to fall, nights begin to get darker, and the temperature turns that little bit cooler. As we begin to hunker down, it is also a season that invites the desire for more comforting and warming foods. Introducing Autumn flavours, bringing together Sainsbury's new Autumn Edition range alongside seasonal produce and comfort food classics. Including their new Taste the Difference Truffle & Grana Padano Tortelloni, created by the oldest filled pasta producer in Italy. The Taste the Difference Truffled Maris Piper Mashed Potato, a decadent twist on the traditional side dish and even the Taste the Difference Truffle Houmous and much more.
With more than 80 nature reserves, the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust can offer something for everyone. Go for a long walk through dappled woodlands, revel in gorgeous displays of spring flowers, catch a glimpse of rare birds and butterflies, or enjoy a family day out. You will find some of the most stunning displays of autumn colour on Trust nature reserves.
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- Autumn Al Fresco