Apple and Blackberry Loaf – youth hostels, ballet and a mighty fine pie

One of my aims for #50in50 was to spend more time with friends and I recently spent a weekend with a group of girls I have known for many years. We spent a day walking – fortified by a large number of snacks – and although the weather forecast for the weekend was terrible, we … More Apple and Blackberry Loaf – youth hostels, ballet and a mighty fine pie

Apple muffins – and all things woolly at Yarndale #50in50

Mr McGregor and I are just home after a wonderful weekend staying with friends in Lancashire. Our friend John owns a magic beer-making contraption known as a¬†Grainfather, and needed to brew his Christmas Ale. Mr McGregor was a very willing helper in this endeavour and was delighted to donate his own hops. A very happy … More Apple muffins – and all things woolly at Yarndale #50in50

Blackberry and apple muffins – and exploring women’s writing #50in50

Since Mr McGregor doesn’t actually read my blog (he just eats the cakes), I feel free to admit that I have recently bought quite a few new books. Looking at them now, they are all by women and mostly involve nature writing. Reading more books written by women wasn’t originally on my #50in50 list, but … More Blackberry and apple muffins – and exploring women’s writing #50in50

Gluten free apple and almond cake – and the original Bramley apple

While we were in Nottingham the other week I took the opportunity to visit the little town of Southwell. While it has some nice shops, which of course I had to check out, it also has a lovely Minster church. As a child I went there for specific school or Girl Guide events, but I … More Gluten free apple and almond cake – and the original Bramley apple