I can't believe it's the first day of summer already, I just wish the weather would reflect the season. It has been pouring rain here all day. I can only pray that the weather will have a change of heart and allow the sun to shine soon.
|Random Artsy Picture Vol II - Sunflowers For Summer|
The one thing I love about this time of year are the food festivals! There are so many going on around the country, I can literally spend my weekends driving from town to town visiting all the different foodie events, which probably explains why I haven't had time to blog as much as I would like to! I know I am well overdue in putting up a new blog post... apologies in not being a more regular blogger of late. I'm not suffering from 'blog fatigue' - I've just found that life has suddenly taken over and is preventing me from doing all the stuff I like to do such as ideally spending time here on my blog. Since running the giveaway competition this past May, I have literally been inundated with recommendations to add to my Eat Out and Off The Shelf pages. I have slowly but surely been adding all this new information to the pages, with yet still more to publish! A happy complaint, as I really want these pages to be quite definitive. I also haven't finished updating the map on my Eat Out page, I have more places listed on the page than are actually on the map, but I intend to complete the map soon. It's all a matter of getting time to sit down and log the information! Something I seem to be short on these days.
If you haven't heard already, I have a new Twitter account http://twitter.com/GF_Photographer I'm only starting to really understand how it works, but I intend to use it in conjunction with my Facebook page. Both of which you can find links for over on the right hand side of this blog *points in that direction over there* If you aren't already following me there, you're very welcome to :) They're handy sites to update with random (and sometimes useful!) pieces of information and goings on in my gluten free world.
I've come across a few things of note from the web:
- Mark Doe, Glutenzone's chef (http://glutenzone.ie/) has added a listing on his website for exclusive gluten free recipes HERE. This has just started, so I expect this will be a growing list of tasty gluten free recipes. Probably worth keeping your eye on.
- The Cake & Crumb (http://www.thecakeandcrumb.biz/) have announced on their facebook page
a handmade wheat free, gluten free cookie dough roll that is just delicious. They
Fearnley-Whittingstall's recipe, via this blogger's post: http://www.thefood.ie/2010/06/free-booze-elderflower-champagne.html a great step-by-step guide found here, with handy pictures to follow along to. If you're interested, just be aware you probably have until the end of June to pick the best of the flowers. Let me know if you decide to go ahead with it! I'd love to know if there are others out there taking advantage of seasonal wild foods.