It’s Saturday 4th April 2020.
2020, is still happening, the living nightmare continues. D25 pandemic, D12 UK ‘lockdown’. I went for a walk with Nacho this afternoon, there is a lovely little park behind our flat. It is one of the parks of my childhood, so it’s always nice to visit and ‘re-live’ the past. But I also need to be very much in the present and fully live this new reality. I have never spent so much time appreciating the birdsong, Sun and gentle wind.
I decided that today was a perfect day for baking and using up the dates that have been lurking about in the fridge for ‘some time’. I found a very simple and easy recipe online and I altered by using only a 1/2 cup of sugar, adding 1/2 teaspoon each of ginger, clove and cinnamon powder and adding a handful of crushed mixed nuts (walnut, Brazilian, almond and cashew). The result is a soft, moist and comforting loaf