Pistachio and white chocolate cake – and swimming in November

Being unable to swim at the pool with my club because of current local coronavirus rules has encouraged me to do more open water swimming. Luckily, some outdoor sports are still allowed (with appropriate social distancing) and there is plenty of room in the North Sea! I’ve swum in Northumberland at dawn – I have … More Pistachio and white chocolate cake – and swimming in November

Pistachio and lemon cake – and zooming during lockdown

Thankfully, lockdown is slowly being lifted and we are now able to do more and go further. Mr McGregor and I have managed to do some walking and I’ve managed to swim in one of the local reservoirs and in the sea (indoor pools are still closed in Scotland). My birthday was just after the … More Pistachio and lemon cake – and zooming during lockdown

Chocolate, pistachio and courgette cake (gluten and dairy free) – and a funny summer for the garden

I haven’t posted for ages. I’d like to pretend it was because I was doing too much other interesting stuff, but I just got out of the habit….. of writing, not baking, obviously. So here’s a garden update and a new recipe. The weather has been decidedly odd this year, but I guess this unpredictability … More Chocolate, pistachio and courgette cake (gluten and dairy free) – and a funny summer for the garden

Pistachio and almond cake – and knitting my first jumper #50in50

Well, winter has returned with a ¬†vengeance! We haven’t seen snow like this for years and as usual, everyone is totally unprepared and the country has shut down…. ¬†Although the garden looks very pretty, the Scottish weather may finally have got the better of our little olive tree The sprouts still look OK though…. One … More Pistachio and almond cake – and knitting my first jumper #50in50