Banana and Cardamon – and 50th birthday parties #50in50

Many people suffer from seasonal mood variations and for some this can be a severe problem. I’m sure you will be aware of the term Seasonal Affective DisorderĀ – a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. Over Christmas I read ‘The light in the dark‘ by Horatio Clare, who has seasonal … More Banana and Cardamon – and 50th birthday parties #50in50

Apricot and almond cake with rosewater and cardamom (gluten free) – and spring is here at last!

I am really enjoying this spring, it somehow seems more vibrant and alive – the colours seem so bright and fresh and everything in the garden is shooting up suddenly. I wonder if everything really is happening very quickly after such a long winter, or if I am just enjoying it more because the bad … More Apricot and almond cake with rosewater and cardamom (gluten free) – and spring is here at last!

Cardamom cake

Mr McGregor and I haveĀ had a great weekend catching up with family and very good friends. As usual when doing this we ate far too much, including some foods that remind us of our East Midlands origins. These treats included a Melton Mowbray pork pie, brawn and haslet. For those who are not familiar with … More Cardamom cake