Category Archives: Food
Ever since I can remember I have been addicted to food… And in recent years food programmes. I have lots of food heroes from all over the world and even though I will never be a chef, I love to re-create their recipes. As a child I have always enjoyed cooking and baking.
Hands up if you have already broken Lent? Hands up if you are struggling and that box of chocolates that you have forgotten to eat before Lent is testing you more than you thought it would? I am afraid that I don’t give up anything for Lent because for me it is not about giving up things, but an opportunity to give back and help others. Read the rest of this entry
Having just moved house and having to change my daily routine, I have struggled to find the time to eat breakfast before work. Nowa days, like a growing number of people with busy lives, I eat breakfast when I get to work.
There are some great quick and easy gluten free breakfast products available from all good supermarkets, but sometimes I just fancy something a bit different rather than cereal bars, fruit and youghurt and instant porridge. Read the rest of this entry
As the days get longer and colder, soup once again becomes the nations favourite and to go to meal. Read the rest of this entry
It has taken years to perfect this recipe, and I am now happy with it and ready to share. It has taken a lot of patience and has meant consuming tens of these golden crispy delights, as well as throwing several straight into the bin. Read the rest of this entry
Guest post by Sue North
The official day that we remember the bravery of aircrews who took part in the Battle of Britain is fast approaching – but did you know that there’s a great gluten-free way that you can help to preserve that heritage? And all it involves is buying a pot of jam. Read the rest of this entry
Over the last few weeks I have been experimenting with adding alcohol to cake to see how they flavour them.
The cakes have been a huge hit with my taste testers and they have really enjoyed and liked the flavours. They have been impressed that you can’t taste the alcohol, but it gives it a nice flavour.
Over the last two weeks I have been experimenting with Cointreau and chocolate. Cointreau is an orange flavoured liquor, and the end result should be chocolate orange once baked. These two flavours work really well together, the bitter taste of the chocolate marries well with the sweet/sour flavour of the orange. Read the rest of this entry
After the success of my gin and lemon cake, I started thinking about how I would incorporate other sprites into cake. For me there are two more very obvious spirits that would work well in a cake. One of them being Malibu or a white coconut rum of your choice.
One of my favourite drinks is gin. My Grandmother for as long as I can remember has been a gin drinker. When visiting her in Spain she always had a glass of gin and tonic while preparing dinner, 6 o’clock in her house was gin o’clock.
As a very young child I was fascinated that this drink not only included cubes of ice to keep the drink cool, but it had to be served with a wedge of lemon. Read the rest of this entry
The Lincolnshire Show has celebrated its 130th year on the 18th and 19th June. The show is about celebrating all the great things about Lincolnshire and one of those is food.