Falling in Love with Ginger

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As you may have seen in Monday’s post, Kevin and I had a pretty exciting weekend – we adopted two gorgeous kittens from the SPCA! Both of us absolutely love animals and have been hanging out to welcome cats into our family for quite some time, but we never lived in a house where they were allowed.

After Norm’s passing in early April our home was feeling pretty empty, then we bought the house and were finally in a position to welcome some larger furry friends into the family – it’s fair to say we were pretty excited!

Bright and early on Saturday morning we headed over to the SPCA to find our new furbabies. Despite there being plenty of cats and kittens to choose from, it didn’t take long for us to find our babies – they were energetic, friendly and cuddly; the perfect fit for our family!

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Gingernuts

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Happy New Year everyone! After a much needed break (otherwise known as intensive wedding crafting) we’re back in action – it’s so lovely to be back. I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year and that 2014 is off to a wonderful start.

But now, into the baking!

Even when it’s this hot, I can’t stop myself from sitting down with a hot cup of tea each evening. Yip, even on those revoltingly muggy nights we’ve had recently you’ll find me perched on the couch armed with a cup of tea while I wind down for the evening. Sometime I can even convince Kevin to take part in this little evening ritual – but it takes the lure of biscuit!

While I’m not one to turn down any biscuits, there are some that just go better with a hot cup of tea (or coffee) – one of which is a bit of a Kiwi favourite. I bet you know exactly which one I’m talking about… the humble gingernut, of course!

So with our cookie jar looking a little empty I decided to try my hand at making homemade gingernuts. And you know what? I think I like them more than the store-bough variety – though it’ll take a little more ‘testing’ to confirm!

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