Archive for November, 2010
I used to drive past the 85 Degrees Coffee (85 Degrees Celsius Bakery Cafe) in Kingsford on a regular basis and always thought that the cakes displayed looked amazing and that I must visit sometime. However, I never managed to get there in the time I lived in the Eastern Suburbs. When I started working in Chatswood I realised that there was an 85 Degrees Coffee there too.
I put off visiting the one in Chatswood for awhile thinking that there was a chance I couldn’t eat anything there and also that they wouldn’t understand me asking for gluten More >
As Christmas gets closer I have been thinking about what foods I want to bake for the holiday season. One Christmas food that I enjoy but haven’t had since being diagnosed with coeliac disease is fruit mince tarts. I have been meaning to make some, however I noticed a pack of gluten free fruit mince bites at the supermarket the other day and therefore decided to try them out. The company, Jon Jon Bakeries have a number of products some of which are gluten free including lemon, chocolate berry filled, afghan and double chocolate chip biscuits and spiced apple & sultana, More >
A couple of friends of mine had suggested that I go to The Orchard Tavern in Chatswood as there were a number of gluten free items on the menu which were labeled so.
One of my friends and I were meeting up for lunch and she was craving The Orchard’s baby octopus salad therefore we decided to go to The Orchard. It was a beautiful day and we therefore sat in the semi outdoor area (still undercover).
When we got there we realised that they had changed the menu therefore they no longer had the baby octopus salad or labeled the gluten free More >
I was lucky enough to receive a sample of my very own blend of muesli from MuesliMixer, a company which allows you to create your own customised muesli from over 55 ingredients.
I had heard of MuesliMixer before but never got around to designing and ordering my own muesli. However with the lack of good gluten free muesli’s around this seemed like a great idea.
MuesliMixer has two types of gluten free bases, free and c’crunchy (rice puffs, rice flakes and sunflower seeds with a pinch of cinnamon) and free and tasty (rice flakes, puffed amaranth and buckwheat) and a number of More >
Now that the weather has finally heated up I often find myself craving a Boost Juice. I walk past the one at Chatswood one on a daily basis and have noticed the list of Oriental Delights! flavours. As far as I am aware these are not available at other Boost Juice’s and considering my love of lychee I decided to try one out.
I decided on the Lychee Crush, which consists of freshly squeezed orange, lychee, mango, sorbet & ice. While refreshing I was disappointed to find that the crush had a very strong mango flavour which disguised the lychee More >
I have visited Leura many a times having lived in Bathurst for four years to attend university. However I had not been back since I moved back to Sydney until last weekend when we were in the Blue Moutains for a work conference.
On Saturday we decided to go for a bush walk and then have lunch in Leura and I was very excited to re-visit The Wayzgoose Cafe. Unfortunately since being diagnosed as a coeliac I can no longer have the signature dish at The Wayzgoose Cafe, Flowerpot Scones, however this gave me the chance to try some of their More >