Simple ways to brighten dark days

Simple ways to brighten dark days

Spring and winter have begun their annual tussle. And although yesterday's initial frostiness was quickly followed by sunlight and bright skies, there are still days when it's perpetually grey outside and the house is gloomy. I wrote some posts about simple ways to cheer dark days a couple of years ago, and although spring is [...]

An apple a day

An apple a day

The old apple tree in the garden has done us proud this year, producing a bumper crop of bramleys, which is inspiring a frenzy of cooking with apples beyond the obvious sauce and crumble. We've made gingerbread baked apples, for a delicious autumnal pud; Swedish apple cake, simple and comforting; and brightly coloured beetroot and [...]