Pumpkin Ginger Cake

I’m not sure why really I got in the mood to make a spicy gingery pumpkin cake, because its been unseasonably warm around here – we’re talking temps in the 60s and 70s in January!! Sunny, blue skies, and warm warm warm. So why I got in the mood to make a cake and that too with pumpkin spice and ginger is beyond me. All I can say is that here I was looking out at sunshine and beautiful scenery with a gentle breeze and I thought “A piece of homemade cake and tea sounds perfect right now.”

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Friday Flowers. Winter Rose Bouquet

Winter in the garden means lots of pruning around here, of which my roses especially get a good hard prune. But with our temperatures really mild in the 40s, 50s and 60s our roses haven’t slowed down and have plenty of new growth, buds and flowers still abloom. However, these bushes really do need a break before they start their stellar performance in the Spring. And so as I pruned I cut all the blooms and buds for winter garden bouquets to enjoy indoors.

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