Monthly Archives: March 2011

  • big girl's using homemade gree...

    big girl's using homemade green curry paste for food tech, just asked if I have a banana leaf she can take too....staple food, of course?

  • There's a duck sitting on our ...

    There's a duck sitting on our roof - it must be spring

  • Looking for asst office mgr fo...

    Looking for asst office mgr for cookery school and on line business in Bucks any one interested?

  • Smug mum - two children decora...

    Smug mum - two children decorating cake pops, not a tv, club penguin or DS in sight, YES! Ok chocolate all over but I can cope with that

  • Cake pops for Grandma's birthd...

    Cake pops for Grandma's birthday made by the children and coconut lime cake just out of the oven for birthday cake, M25 here we come

  • Gluten Free Challenge 16-22 May for Coeliac Awareness Week

    For just one week in May, that's 7 days, take the Gluten Free Challenge for Coeliac awareness week.  Fortunately I don't have Coeliac disease but I do have to be careful about eating wheat, especially if I'm stressed and if I eat too much I suffer. I love bread it just doesn't love me so I totally empathise with everyone who is intolerant or allergic to wheat.

    Trying to avoid wheat can be a complete nightmare, you spend half your life reading ingredients lists in supermarkets, avoiding food like some brands of Soy Sauce as well as all those lovely baked goods and pasta.  Then there are the attempts to eat out, the amount of restaurants who have no idea what 'gluten-free' means is a little like trying to explain to some restaurants in France that vegetarian means you don't eat fish, poultry and pork, not just red meat.  OK they have changed a bit but I remember having that argument a few years ago in a number of places ...... mussels are OK, they don't have faces?  (aaaargh!)  I digress.

    May 16-22 is the Coeliac Society's Awareness Week and all they're asking is for you to give up eating gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.  People with Coeliac disease have to avoid this protein as it causes their body to attack itself.

    To support Awareness Week all they're asking is to help raise awareness of the condition by going gluten-free for the week, having a gluten-free dinner party, if you're eating out encourage the whole party to request gluten-free food at the restaurant, getting your office to have gluten-free lunches.

    You may be surprised that you feel better by giving up gluten for a week, you never know.

    Myself and other celebrity chefs such as the wonderful Phil Vickery have put together some gluten-free recipes to tempt you all into trying gluiten-free food for the week, mine are chocolate cakes to prove that you don't have to live without chocolate cake if you can't have gluten, to find out more and discover our lovely gluten-free recipes check out the Coeliac Society's website.

  • My medium sized girl has just ...

    My medium sized girl has just made truly heavenly shortbread biscuits for Grandma's birthday present, hope they last until tomorrow

  • Oh no, parent control button l...

    Oh no, parent control button loaded, I have to be careful what I tweet as my daughter is following me!

  • prepping for Thai workshop, ra...

    prepping for Thai workshop, raw coconut lime cake mix for breakfast, yum

  • my allsaints parachute frock h...

    my allsaints parachute frock has won, it's way too big and I can't figure it out so it's going home, looks much better on the photo, sob

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