Monday, 2 February 2009

A Snowy Day

Like most of the rest of the country, we've had snow.

Not as much as some places but enough for the schools to be closed.

Enough for the dog to be so excited he pranced around like a puppy.

Enough that we could build a snowman.

And enough so that, like Kipper...

we could make "snow angels" on the ground...

And forget that we're supposed to be grown up!

I like snowy days!


And for Pipany and anyone else who might like to try them... the recipe for my ginger muffins:

9 oz plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons dried ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 oz soft brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons black treacle
3 fl oz vegetable oil
6 fl oz milk
4 pieces stem ginger, finely chopped

Heat oven to 200 deg C. Prepare a muffin tin with 12 muffin cases. In a large bowl sift together all the dry ingredients. In another bowl beat together all the wet ingredients, including the stem ginger. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined. Spoon into the muffin cases and bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

4 -5 heaped tablespoons icing sugar
zest and juice of 1 lime

Mix the sugar with the lime zest and enough of the juice to make a runny icing. Spoon over the top of the muffins while still slightly warm. Eat and enjoy!


  1. Oh what bloomin' good fun! To have a great time out in the snow and then come in and have a brew and a muffin....oh bliss!

  2. forgot to do the snow angel thing! well maybe tomorrow!


  3. Great wellies! Looks like you had fun. I just stayed indoors and watched from the window lol

  4. Ginger muffins - yum - just what you need after all that activity in the snow. Lovely photos too.

  5. We haven't had as much fun snow as you - ours is going at the moment and the children all had to go to school so didn't get to play. More time for me to sew though!!!

    Lucy x

  6. Amazingly, I didn't have to chase the kids out of bed and out of the house today - what's the betting they won't be so keen to be up and about tomorrow morning?!

  7. Brrrr! Gina that looks blimmin cold!!!! Hope you didn't get wet!! x

  8. Beautiful! We've even had snow here in West Cornwall, a rare treat! Have been away a just catching your chic haircut, and the colour!

  9. We had a lovely snowy day too - although not as deep as yours but enough for schools to close!
    Barley is a dog after Moog's heart - she has been bouncing around like a nutcase all day but is now flat-out exhausted!!


  10. Loving the snow today, thankyou for the muffin recipe they look delicious and dairy-free wonderful. Jane x

  11. oops well they will be if i use soya milk! Thant will teach me to read the ingredients list properly.J x

  12. We had more snow than you - when we made our snow angels, you couldn't see the ground below! :)

  13. How exciting!! I want to play!!

    Enjoy those ginger mufffins, my mouth is now watering!

    Sam x

  14. We had quite a bit of snow, but the schools were open - much to my kids' disgust! You can't beat playing in the snow, can you? Love the snowman. Oh, and I've saved the recipe - looks yummy. x

  15. There wasn't nearly enough snow here. And school was open. Boo hiss.

  16. Gina, I don't think you're ever too old to make snow angels. We had lots of lovely snow here too. Sadly I did manage to get to work but thankfully they did send us all home early so I had enough time to throw snowballs around with Mr Monda in our back garden.


  17. Oh Gina! I am laughing out loud after reading this post. And checking out the pics. Love the photo's of you and your husband making ' snow angels'. You have such a wonderful sense of humor :).

    We could have done with some of your snow over our way last week!

    Dot xx

  18. We might have to have a go at those muffins today ... no school again and a chance for more snowballs and snow angels. Keep warm, enjoy the snow

  19. Fab snow pics and thanks so much for the recipe. Magical grins on those two snowy imps! Looks as though you had marvellous fun. Emma x

  20. Oh that's great! Thank you Gina. I might have a go at them later. Isn't the snow gorgeous? Even Cornwall finally got plenty xx

  21. Happy Snow Day! You look so cute making your angel! Thanks for the recipe -- those muffins look fantastic!

  22. We've had very little snow compoared with the rest of the country...I'm jealous. I want to make a snow angel.

  23. Hi Gina
    Great fun you've been having. I meant to tell you how absolutely delicious the lentil, orange and ginger soup was, thank you!
    My last blog's entitled: "Gina, this one's for you"....pop in, I think you'd better!!!!Love Salx


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