Genius Gluten-Free Round Up.
Earlier this year Genius contacted me to work on an exciting project with the company which I was proud to be a part of. With curiosity about what would be revealed, I travelled to London which you can read about here and met the key team involved. Genius have been extremely busy, (more than ever) in perfecting their core products and have significantly improved the taste, texture and smell of their ever increasing range of breads on offer. Confidently described as “their best ever ... Continue Reading
Draughts Game Inspired Sandwiches (GF)
Sandwiches needn’t be boring! These fun and nutritious draughts game inspired sandwiches make the perfect addition to a school pack up, party or picnic. I always try and get my coeliac son Will and his 2 siblings involved in the kitchen so they gain an understanding about suitable ingredients and preparation which will stand them in good stead for the future. With this recipe I let the children decide on their favourite fillings to create their own sandwiches. They really enjoyed this ... Continue Reading
M&S Gluten-free Event.
Last night my family of 5 attended a gluten-free event hosted at the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks. These gluten-free events are currently running across over 70 stores around the country and is something we have never experienced with other mainstream retailers. Big thumbs up M&S. You can find your nearest M&S event here. It was brilliant to take my 7 year old coeliac to an event without having to swerve all the yummy food and be able to sit back and enjoy all the tasters together ... Continue Reading
Delamere Flower Farm Edible Flowers.
I recently had the pleasure of sampling some edible viola flowers from Delamere Flower Farm which is set on the edge of Delamere forest in Cheshire. My vision was to incorporate them into a versatile Summery recipe suitable for all kinds of special occasions from weddings to family gatherings and this was the end result pictured below. The recipe can be found here. The scent of the violas were powerfully fragrant yet delicate in flavour and contain vitamins C, A and several antioxidants. ... Continue Reading
Meringue Nests With Raspberries And Edible Flowers (GF)
I recently had the pleasure of sampling some edible viola flowers from Delamere Flower Farm which is set on the edge of Delamere forest in Cheshire. My vision was to incorporate them into a versatile Summery recipe suitable for all kinds of special occasions from weddings to family gatherings and this was the end result. You can read more about the ways I have used edible flowers previously here. Makes: Approx 15 Ingredients: 450g / 1lb caster sugar 225g / 8oz medium egg ... Continue Reading
Sticky Toffee Bread and Butter Pudding (GF)
Serves: 6 Moist, sweet and sticky toffee pudding and bread and butter pudding have transcended generations for years - now you can enjoy both at the same time. Happy Mother’s Day! Pudding Ingredients: 175g / 6oz dates, stoned and roughly chopped ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 175ml / 6fl oz water 425ml / 15fl oz double cream 425ml / 15fl oz milk 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways and seeds scraped out 6 medium eggs 4 medium egg yolks 140g / 5oz golden caster sugar 75g / 3oz ... Continue Reading
Fresh Fruit With Ginger Dipping Cream (GF)
Ginger Dipping Cream Serves: 12 Fruit Skewers These fresh fruit skewers served with ginger dipping cream will be well received at a Summer party. Use a colourful selection of your favourite seasonal fruit threaded on to wooden skewers and enjoy dipping into this cream accompaniment. It is not as sweet as chocolate or caramel sauce but equally tasty. Ingredients: A selection of seasonal fruit 50g / 2oz soft brown sugar 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ... Continue Reading
Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream with Brandy Snap Cones (GF)
Makes: 1 Ltr As Wimbledon has commenced. I thought I would share this recipe to make and enjoy over the next couple of weeks. Strawberries and cream go hand in hand for the tournament and so I have created this gluten-free strawberries and cream ice cream recipe with dinky brandy snap cones. I am not denying that it is pure gluten-free indulgence! Ice Cream Ingredients: 225ml / 8fl oz full fat milk, warm 140g / 5oz caster sugar 1 vanilla pod 5 large egg yolks 110g / 4oz strawbe... Continue Reading
Sun Cream…or Sun Scream? What a palaver!
As the summer holidays approach and the obligatory pre-holiday ‘essentials’ shopping trip for the get-away looms, no doubt you have put sun cream on your shopping list. Everyone has a list right, or is it just me? I love a list. We bought enough sun cream to sink the titanic and are big advocates of slathering on the protective stuff, however, it seems to be the bane of our family holiday this year! Call it a trio of mini tantruming kids - is there a collective noun for this? By ... Continue Reading