Cardamom Buns and the WI Walks

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As some of you may know, I joined the Islington chapter of the Women’s Institute back in the Fall. The WI is a women’s charitable organisation that is now celebrating its 100th year. Originally founded during the First World War to support rural women and assist the war effort, the WI has evolved over the years into a well-known cultural institution. In particular, in recent years it has become more popular in urban areas and with younger women who have the same desire to form communities, learn new skills, contribute to charity, and advocate for positive change that the original founding members had. Continue reading

Devilled Eggs and Rustic Rye Bread

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There’s something about spring that makes me want to do brunch every weekend. Maybe it’s all the new fresh fruit and veg in the supermarkets, or the series of long weekends we get thanks to the UK bank holidays, or the possibility of enough watery sunshine to eat in the garden. In any case, as soon as April arrives, I’m hankering for long lazy brunches. Continue reading