Well that’s the football over – bring on the Olympics!
It’s not often you see a major championship final finish 4-0 but it was a great game… all the more so because I had Spain in the office sweepstake :-)
It’s been a busy weekend all round, including working yesterday at a festival. We were selling the paper in goody bags which included a carton of Oat Dream… I couldn’t have any because it’s not made from gluten-free oats but it looks good and there’s no added sugar – have you tried it?
Something that is gluten-free though is this lot:
I thought it was great when Waitrose brought out a gluten-free selection as part of its Love Life range and impressed with the quality of the seeded brown bread, which my mum bought me, bless her. But then Waitrose gave me that lot to try as well.
I used the pasta in my vegetable bake:
Which was delicious; I don’t think you could have told the difference between that and normal pasta.
I have to tell a story about my grandmother at this point. Once at a party, she met a lady who said she came from Bakewell. “Oh yes”, said my grandmother, “where the tarts come from”…. :-)
I’ve never really liked normal Bakewells but these went down a treat at the Jubilee picnic; no one could tell any difference. The fruity teacakes were really good, especially toasted with peanut butter and jam, but you’ll have to take my word for it as I’ve been an eejit and managed to lose the picture, believe it or not!
I wasn’t overly impressed by the oat biscuits as I’d expected them to be soft and they were crunchy; also the cinnamon was a bit strong for my personal taste but the muesli was delicious:
I soaked it in Kara milk overnight with the fruit and by the morning, the dried fruit had absorbed some liquid, giving the whole thing a great flavour. I loved the taste and the crunch of the nuts too; definitely a winner.
The “country cake” slices were lovely; flapjacky, with dried fruit and crunchy sugariness on the top – and I don’t think I need to say too much about the chocolate muffins. Dense, squidgy, almost like brownies…. the best chocolate muffins I’ve ever had, gluten-free or not.
I like the way the Love Life range is general too; not something “special” for a free from section. Have you tried anything from it?And Bakewell tarts, yay or nay?!