“Is it always Spring in Alabama?”

Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake (the recipe is from my English friend, John) INGREDIENTS – 2  1/2 cups all-purpose flour -2 teaspoons baking powder -1/2 teaspoon baking soda -1-1/2 cups plus 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar, divided -4 medium sized medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½” pieces -1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided -1 teaspoon table … More “Is it always Spring in Alabama?”

“A tree, a plaid and Battenberg cake’s smell”

  “I like autumn. The drama of it; the golden lion roaring through the back door of the year, shaking its mane of leaves. A dangerous time; of violent rages and deceptive calm, of fireworks in the pockets and conkers in the fist.” [1]   Do you believe in magic? I’m not talking about hand reading … More “A tree, a plaid and Battenberg cake’s smell”

“Haru And Cherry Blossoms”

Hanami (lit. “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional habit of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, flowers (“hana”) in this case almost always referring to those of the cherry (“sakura”) or, less frequently, plum (“ume”) trees. From the end of March to early May, sakura bloom all over Japan, and around the first of February on the island of Okinawa. [1] Have you ever … More “Haru And Cherry Blossoms”