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My Thermomix has arrived

Thermomix Delivery Man.jpg gf.jpgYou can see from the picture that the fun has started.  My brand new Thermomix arrived this morning and things around here have been very exciting.  For a start, I ordered it yesterday after almost 2 years of lusting and less then 24 hours later

Cookbook Recommendations

covers perfect scoop and g and b.jpg gf.jpgI am loving these two cookbooks and highly recommend them.  The first one is called The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz which is currently ava

Birthday Parties

birthday cupcakes gf.jpgWe had Lucia's 4th Birthday Party this weekend which reminded me that I wanted to post some new updates on party menus.  We had a full 100% gluten free menu and I don't think anyone noticed.  The idea was to keep things quite simple.  The food was pitched

Children's Parties- BBC Woman's Hour Today

Did any of you listen to today's Woman's hour?  I heard the presenter say her worst nightmare was someone saying...."this is Chloe, she's gluten free and balloon phobic".  I know why she said this, but it still makes me angry how insensitive people are, especially when it comes to children with special dietary requirements.  I've been to parties where despite letting th

Royal Wedding Fever

William and Kate.jpg gf.jpgThe excitement is really starting now, with our first little clips of Kate and William during their final wedding rehearsal at Westminster Abbey today.  You may be surprised to hear that we will not be camping out in London waiting for a  glimpse of the cou

Adriana's interview with Sophie Grigson on BBC Radio Oxford

Adriana Colour Profile 8505.jpg gf.jpgI was Sophie Grigson's guest, earlier this week on BBC Radio Oxford talking about Coeliac Disease and what it's like to be on a gluten free diet.  If you want to listen again, here's the link

25th June 2011 Gluten Free Baking Workshop at The Miele Experience Centre

adriana teaching.jpg gf.jpgThe next baking workshop will take place on Saturday 25th June at the Miele Experience Centre in Abingdon.  This course will focus on learning new skills and techniques to improve your gluten free baking.  We will tackle bread, cakes, biscuits and muffins a

Behind the scenes - the Making of The Catherine Sponge

photo of Catherine Sponge.jpg gf.jpgA few weeks ago I had a phone call, asking if I would be interested in testing a new recipe for the Catherine Sponge.  The Catherine Sponge by the way, is the Victoria Sponge of the 21st Century.  It features some of Kate Middleton's favo

Gluten Free Cake Workshop- 5th April

jam doughnut muffin jpeg gf.jpgThere are still a few places remaining for my gluten free cake workshop on Tuesday 5th April at The Miele Experience Centre.  This promises to be an action packed day with lots of hands on practical work and some good demonstrations on how to get the most ou

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