I haven't quite emerged from my winter hibernation yet. It doesn't seem like we're already half way through January, but despite my best efforts to deny reality, we are clearly well on our way into 2014. So I started this year being grumpy. Not voluntarily, I just am. The last few months of 2013 were a mixture of extreme sadness (there was a bereavement in my family) and trying to balance that with being happy and festive. Add to that a massive dose of mysterious glutening = extraordinarily unwell. Suffering dizziness, headaches, nausea, mouth ulcers - a general malaise. I know, I'm whining. However, if I can't use my blog to whine about my health every now and then, what's the point? Well, anyway - so I am here and still blogging and very slowly healing from what is one of the worst glutening cases I have ever been inflicted with.
I planned to start the year off with my beer blog. Remember that? I swear on all that is good and great it truly does exist. I have one more night of meeting with my beer panel of 10 and then, voila!, it'll be finished. The genuine delay was my becoming very ill over the past few months and my personal circumstances, that prevented the final run of tastings. So to whet your appetite, head on over to the awesome Gluten Free Cailin and check out her recent beer blog. Lots of useful info: http://www.glutenfreecailin.com/index.php/2014/01/gluten-free-beer-in-ireland/
The wonderful Sinéad Vaughan who is the creator of Antoinette's Bakery http://www.antoinettesbakery.com/ sent me an invitation to the Grand Opening of her shop (6 Kevin Street Lower, Dublin 8), for Saturday 18th January. More information about the event can be found on the website. The bakery caters exclusively to the gluten and wheat free market. Anywhere that offers gluten free cinnamon doughnuts and peanut butter brownies already gets a thumbs up from me. I'm looking forward to heading along and grabbing a gluten free treat. If you can, head on into Dublin and join in the tasty fun. A brilliant, Irish, gluten free, start-up business that needs and deserves our support.
Check Antoinette's Bakery out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntoinettesBakery and on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AntoinettesBake
There is so much more going on in the gluten free world, but the truth is, I can barely keep up with myself these days. So I do extend my humble apologies for being out of the loop and the lack of gluten free info coming from my corner of the internet. I think once I start feeling a little less sorry for myself and a little healthier things will be a little less whiny and a little more informative here.
I wish you all a very happy and healthy new year and that everyone is settling well into 2014. The GFP x