Remember that chamomile tea I was talking about a week or two ago? It's really nice. I recommend making your own- it has a witchy kind of feel about it, and the flowers look beautiful in the sunlight.
I dried a big bunch of washed flowers upside-down for about ten days, then snipped off the stalks and put inside a jar. To brew, I use a coffee-scoopful of flower heads in a teapot with boiling water, then strain into cups.
The tea is also really nice made with fresh flowers. The main reason I like to dry them first is to give any tiny bugs a chance to crawl out while the plants are drying. My chamomile plant is so bountiful, I think I'm going to start giving bags of dried flowers away to tea-drinking friends.
This week the kids' school is holding their annual 'market night' event and I'm planning some baking for the cake stall, among other things (Friday night at Kilbirnie School, Wellingtonians!)
I was thinking along the lines of 'ginger slice' when I saw this recipe on FB: oaty ginger slice. It's very easy, and very delicious - probably not something to eat every day, but a winner for the cake stall, I'd say! Of course, I had to give it a test-run (and taste) last night...