Simplicity

White Bean Curry Bowl

At a certain point in January, a little light clicks on in my head. It usually happens about the time I run out of the chocolate and candy amassed from Christmas. When my pants start to fit a little bit tighter – I think these must have shrunk. When I find myself, as I did today, […]

Rye and Ginger Spice Buns

Rye and Ginger Spice Buns

I think that as I grow older, I am beginning to understand the value of planning ahead. I always shunned the idea of it when I was young. I dreaded the day I would become like my Mother, frantically searching through her purse for the list that seemed to dominate her life like a sacred […]

Mincemeat

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My fingertips smell of cloves and orange peel.  I’ve been making mincemeat.  Dried fruit, brandy, apples and spice. I mixed everything together in a ceramic bowl and then packed the mixture away into little glass jars that will be opened successively throughout the month, for mince pies and other such things. I set the jars on […]