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The Lincolnshire Ploughmans lunch

A Lincolnshire ploughmans includes warm Lincolnshire sausages or locally made haslet. (Picture Railway Tavern).

This Lincolnshire Ploughmans includes warm Lincolnshire sausages or locally made haslet. (Picture Railway Tavern).

The ploughman’s is one of Britain’s most traditional and best loved lunches and has been served in pubs all over the county for over 50 years. But did you know that you can source all of the ingredients for this well-loved lunch in Lincolnshire? Read the rest of this entry

My 2016 Gluten free Christmas cake inspired by Grandma

This years Christmas cake is now resting and being feed every two weeks with some brandy to keep it moist.

This years Christmas cake is now resting and being feed every two weeks with brandy to keep it moist.

One of the many things that we love about Christmas is being to eat lots of lovely rich and seasonal food. From the end of October, our cupboards start to fill up with many of the treats that we will indulge in over the festive period. Some of those treats will be traditional ones such as homemade puddings and cakes. Read the rest of this entry

Gluten free food celebration at the Broadwalk Cafe in Lincoln

Picture of Natural World Cafe in Lincoln - tables and chairs in a green room.

The Broadwalk Cafe at the Natural World Centre in Lincoln include a number of gluten free dishes on their menu as they feel it is important to include all dietary requirements. Photo: MarketingNK.

The Natural World Centre in Lincoln will be celebrating all that is gluten free with a special menu on Saturday 30th May, 2015. To listen to my full interview with the head chef  Kirsty Falston, click on the audio player icon. Read the rest of this entry

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

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

Review: Thornleys gluten free recipe mixes

Thorleys offer a great range of gluten free sauces that are easy to use and have a great flavour.

Thorleys offer a great range of gluten free sauces that are easy to use and have a great flavour.

When it comes to convince food I am split. On one hand I like the idea of quick and easy meals for those lazy days. But on the other hand I love cooking and I know how to cook and like to use the kitchen as my space to de-stress after a long day at work.

Is a packet sauce classed as a convenience food? Or does it help make the cooking process a little simpler? I think it is a mixture of both and having tried some gluten free recipe mixes from Thornelys I will be keeping a couple of these is my kitchen cupboards because they are not only quick and easy to use, but they are packed full of flavour.

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#AtoZblogging challenge – J is for jacket potato

Jacket potato with Spanish chorizo, onion and topped with cheese

Jacket potato with Spanish chorizo, onion and topped with cheese

Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables that the world has can be used in a number of ways to make healthy and nutritious meals. Read the rest of this entry

Gluten free vegetable and Serrano ham frittata

Gluten free vegetable frittata with Spanish Serrano ham

Gluten free vegetable frittata with Spanish Serrano ham

As much as I love to cook, there are some nights when I get in from work and I want to eat something that is quick and easy, but is filling and healthy. The dilemma that I often face is how lazy can I be and get away with it? Read the rest of this entry

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