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Gluten free hot n spicy cheese scones

Gluten free cheese scones made with Lincolnshires Lymn Bank Farm hot n spicy cheese

Gluten free cheese scones made with Lincolnshires Lymn Bank Farm hot n spicy cheese

Last week I launched the Lincolnshire Co-operative’s guest bloggers site with my gluten free macaroni and cheese recipe. One of the many reasons that I started blogging about gluten free food is because I wanted to share my love of food, cookery and baking with those who not only follow a gluten free diet, but also those who love food as much as I do. Read the rest of this entry

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The Roux Scholarship 2013: An interview with Michel Roux Snr. and Brain Turner

Photo: Phil Guest

Photo: Phil Guest

For many professional chefs under the age of 30 the ultimate competition to win is the Roux Scholarship.

Started in 1984, by brothers Albert and Michel Roux, this is the premier competition in the cooking world, and the winner gets the opportunity to work as an apprentice in any 3 star Michelin restaurant in the world.  Read the rest of this entry

Food for Thought and I talk to Donal Skehan

Photo: Good Food channel UKTV  Donal Skehan, 26, hosts Kitchen Hero: Great Food For Less

Photo: Good Food channel UKTV
Donal Skehan, 26, hosts
Kitchen Hero: Great Food For Less

The one great thing about my job is that I get to meet and talk to a lot of people about what they do for a living and I get to hold people to account. On this occasion I was lucky enough to talk to a young chef about his new television show on Good Food. Read the rest of this entry

Sam interviews Saturday Kitchen host James Martin

Photo: Phil Dowsing Creative

Photo: Phil Dowsing Creative

Being a bit food fan and an avid watcher of several cooking programmes, my work day was made when a press release dropped into my inbox offering me the opportunity to interview perhaps one of my cheffing idols, James Martin.

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Day 14: HELP; Helping support those in need at home and in hospital

HELP is a self-funding and voluntary charity on the Costa Blanca

There are several charities and voluntary organisations up and down the coast that provide support to those British expats who need it. Read the rest of this entry

Day 13: Fr. Brian retires from the Costa Blanca

The three current chaplains for the Costa Blanca Chaplaincy.
Left to right: Fr Marcus, Fr Peter, Fr Brian.

Earlier this month I spoke to Fr Peter about the Costa Blanca Chaplaincy and the work that the chaplains do here is Spain. At the end of this month, one of the priests, Fr Brian, will be taking retirement for the third time and will be leaving behind him a legacy, that no doubt will continue to thrive here in Spain. Read the rest of this entry

Day 11: Councillor for Social Services and Welfare, Sylvia Tatnell, talks about her job and help available for expats

Photo by: Prisoner 5413

Spain’s Social Services and Welfare system is very different to the UK, the Spanish culture and way of life means that if you want help and support when you are older, you look to your family first. Read the rest of this entry

Day 10: Education in Spain

Jordi and Magda Giner – Jordi is a lecturer at Valencia University and Magda teaches Valenciano in one of the local secondary schools on the Costa Blanca

Children in Spain start their education at the age of three. At this early age they are taught the building blocks of reading and writing before they move to primary school a couple of years later. Read the rest of this entry

Day 9: Jordi Giner talks about his PHD study into expats on the Costa Blanca and Higher Education in Spain

Jordi and Magda Giner – Jordi is a lecturer at Valencia University and Magda teaches Valenciano in one of the local secondary schools on the Costa Blanca

Spain, is a popular place for British people to retire to or leave the UK in order to make a new life in the sun.  Read the rest of this entry

Day 8: For some the Costa Blanca dream is not a dream come true

Gemma left her life in Lincoln to live and work in Spain, but her time in Spain has not always the perfect Costa dream.

British people have traditionally moved to Spain to retire and to spend the rest of their days in the sun, but more younger people are coming to live out in Spain and today make up a large proportion of the expatriate community here on the Costa Blanca. Read the rest of this entry

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