When Gluten-Free is a Necessity

Gluten free is one of those things – you could call it a fad for some but for others it’s a lifestyle they have to observe. Welcome to the table coeliacs! A coeliac friend once said that you can’t avoid gluten completely and if the package says made in same factory as ‘blah blah blah’…

Dairy Free Chocolate Fudge Icing

Some recipes are discovered out of laziness, some out of necessity, these two reasons are normally interlinked – i.e. I have run out of something and I can’t be bothered to go to the shops…Or like in this case and I had already been to the shops and got ingredients but discovered I was short…

Weekend Spinach & Feta Pie

This recipe is taken from the Greek dish Spanakopita, I have made no changes to it as there is simply no need. Now arguably you could adapt this recipe for non-dairy and gluten free – it would merely be a case of finding vegan or gluten free puff pastry which in this day and age…

Homemade Pot Noodle – part 2

In my last post I talked about making my own pot noodles, well I’ve now had a few goes and I think I am getting the hang of it, having tested out a couple of different noodles I continue to try different flavour combinations, some good, some bad. It is by far the easiest thing…

Homemade Pot Noodles & other adventures (original)

I have been aware of the concept of a homemade pot noodle for sometime now, but it is only recently that I have the opportunity to try making them. Indeed I still need to go purchase a few ingredients so that I can actually try making them – more to come later on that –…

Learning more & more

I’ve found as I’m sure most of you have that I learn a new thing at least once a day and a new skill once a month (give or take). Since starting my new job I have learnt a lot, about people and about the industry I now work in. Some of the products I…

A Makeshift Reuben

So late on Friday night we got into a complicated sandwich discussion….not so much the choice of filling but the choice of bread or vehicle for this sandwich. My friend is adamant that croissants are the way forward instead of bread, I gave it some thought and surely its not much different to using a…

House Hash at The Retreat

I always think of ‘house hash’ as an American dish but we of course have similar in British recipes ‘bubble and squeak’ comes to mind.A quick lunch (after a failed attempt at the local vegetarian restaurant which was full already) in The Retreat in Ilminster, Somerset (UK) had my father and I both opted for…

Tiny Shoes

My sister has just bought new boots for my niece, it’s crazy to see how small they are in comparison to my feet. I wish I could have these again 🙂 Source: Tiny Shoes

On the Way to Success

The past few months have been somewhat of a whirlwind of emotion for me. Not to complain, despite some difficult moments it has truly started to turn around for me. I am working full-time as a digital marketing executive (something I didn’t think would happen for a while) and i’m selling my books internationally (another…

A Vase of Flowers

If left over time flowers will dry to a beautiful crisp texture perfectly preserving the scent so it can be enjoyed again and again.This particular bunch turned out more beautiful in death than in life. Source: A Vase of Flowers