in the garden on a sunny afternoon is always rather jolly. And even better when eating it with our soon-to-be-wed friends. I didn't fancy (gasp!) making Nigella's Victoria Sponge because I'm making one next weekend for my niece's ceremony so had a quick flick through the old faithful to see if anything caught my eye. I was instantly drawn to her Rosemary Loaf Cake mainly because we bought a new pot of rosemary last weekend for the garden and I've been cooking with it like mad, plus it sounded a little different. It took rather longer than the anticipated hour to cook, but no worries there - it was delicious. The rosemary adds a real zing, a little like fresh ginger or lemon zest.
And whilst we're on the subject of baking - aren't these old tins beautiful? Mum very kindly gave them to Mr M for his birthday to encourage his bread making. They are almost too fabulous to use. Only almost, mind you!
Right, I'm off to do some more cooking. Tonight - linguine with sardines and chilli. Ciao!