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.

Gluten free mini egg cheesecake

A mini egg cheesecake

A rich and indulgent gluten free mini cheesecake that will offer something special to your Easter celebrations

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

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Gluten free cherry and choc chip muffins

These gluten free cherry and choc chip muffins, make a great breakfast tweet.

These gluten free cherry and choc chip muffins, make a great breakfast tweet.

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

Souper soup! You could have your recipe published in a new competition

Could you have a winning soup recipe hidden away in one of your recipe books? If so, dig it as it could be included in a new recpie book. Photo: Jefferyw

Could you have a winning soup recipe hidden away in one of your recipe books? If so, dig it as it could be included in a new recpie book. Photo: Jefferyw

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

Gluten free Yorkshire puddings

Gluten free Yorkshire puddings

It has taken years to perfect, but these are my gluten free Yorkshire puddings that are perfect with any Sunday roast, or even as a treat during the week.

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

Gluten free menu at Frankie and Benny’s

Frankie and Benny's now have their own gluten free menu to make eating there easier.

Frankie and Benny’s now have their own gluten free menu to make eating there easier.

Eating out and being gluten free or having any type of special diet can be challenging. When I first discovered that I could not eat wheat I dreaded going out for a meal, and found restaurant menus very limiting.

Today, it is a very different story and eight years on I love going out to eat. I take the time to either call the restaurant and find out if they have a gluten free options or do a quick Google search. There are lots of restaurants local and chains in the UK that have a have gluten free menu.

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A Little Luxury jam commemorates WWII

Jam and Metheringham airfield
A Little Luxury Jam is not only gluten free but supports the restoration of a Spitfire from WWII at Metheringham airfield, in Lincolnshire.

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

Gluten free chocolate and Cointreau cake

Gluten free chocolate and Cointreau cake makes a delicious grown up tea time treat or pudding. The cake tastes just like chocolate orange.

Gluten free chocolate and Cointreau cake makes a delicious grown up tea time treat or pudding. The cake tastes just like chocolate orange.

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

Gluten free Malibu cake

This gluten free cake with coconut water and Malibu makes the perfect summer time treat.

This gluten free cake with coconut water and Malibu makes the perfect summer time treat.

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.

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Gluten free gin and lemon cake

Gluten free gin and lemon cake. This is perfect for any gin fan.

Gluten free gin and lemon cake. This is perfect for any gin fan.

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

Lincolnshire Show – Great local producers and some gluten free finds

Lincolnshire is well know for its great range of fresh local produce.

Lincolnshire is well know for its great range of fresh local produce.

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.

The Lincolnshire showground dedicates a large area to locally produced food and mall companies come far and wide to show off their produce. Read the rest of this entry

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