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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

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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

Lincolnshire Show – Lincolnshire Co-operative championing local

The Lincolnshire Co-operative are proud to champion local producers from all over Lincolnshire.

The Lincolnshire Co-operative are proud to champion local producers from all over Lincolnshire.

This years the Lincolnshire Show celebrated its 130th year. The show is about celebrating all the great things about Lincolnshire and one of those is food.

The showground dedicates a large area to locally produced food and one of the biggest companies there this year was Lincolnshire Co-operative. They are owned by their members in Lincolnshire and Newark and have been for over 150 years. Read the rest of this entry

Lincolnshire Show 2014 – Poachers Brewery

Poacher Brewery is a micro- brewery based in North Hykeham near to Lincoln.

Poacher Brewery is a micro- brewery based in North Hykeham near to Lincoln.

At this years Lincolnshire Show food and drink producers from all over the county gathered in Lincoln to showcase their locally grown and locally made produce.

The Show which took place at the Lincolnshire Show ground on the  18th  and 19th June attracted visitors from all over the county. This year was the 130th Show and over the years the event has evolved into a great day out for families, schools and people from the county, who want to celebrate all that’s great about Lincolnshire in a fun and educational environment.

The Show’s roots will always be in agriculture, but now shopping, delicious food, attractions and rides all have a place over this two day event.

One of the many food and drink exhibitors was Poachers Brewery from North Hykeham just outside of Lincoln. The micro brewery is owned by George Batterbee who has been making local bitters and ales for over 14 years.  Read the rest of this entry

Gluten and dairy free fruit flapjack

Gluten and dairy free fruit flapjack makes a great on the go breakfast bar

Gluten and dairy free fruit flapjack makes a great on the go breakfast bar

I was recently approached by a colleague at work who has recently been told that she can no longer eat wheat and dairy. She remembered that I have my own blog about gluten free food and asked if I would come up with some gluten and dairy free recipes to inspire her. Read the rest of this entry

#AtoZchallenge – Q is for qunioa and Turkey burger

Quinoa burgers make a great alternative to beef burgers on a BBQ. Serve with a homemade chilli mayonnaise with sweet chilli sauce and mayo mixed together.

Quinoa burgers make a great alternative to beef burgers on a BBQ. Serve with a homemade chilli mayonnaise with sweet chilli sauce and mayo mixed together.

As the weather warms up and people across the UK are preparing for BBQ season I have come up with a tasty way to use qunioa in a burger. Read the rest of this entry

#AtoZ Challenge – P is for Paella

My version of chicken paella with king prawns

My version of chicken paella with king prawns

If you had to associate any dish with Spain most people would say that the most well know is Paella. Read the rest of this entry

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