Say "Shibori" and images of saturated deep indigo cotton against crisp white fields come to mind. But the Japanese Shibori technique of resist dyeing that we love works beautifully with other colors, too - notably rich, vibrant reds. And what better way to celebrate...
This particular cake is dense with heaps of finely grated ginger, as well as powdered ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and cloves. It gets its almost chocolatey depth from both molasses and a pint o’Guinness…well, maybe just a half-pint. But you can sip the other half while you measure, mix, and pop your ginger cake in the oven.
Underneath a humble, crusty exterior, lies a roasty, crunchy, sometimes-a-little-tangy-with-sour-cherries interior that serves as the perfect base for any number of delicious toppings.
A bounty of ranunculus from the farmers market makes a good day even better
A bright spot to set your bag, take a moment and watch the kids play.