Can I start with a HUGE shout out to La Polenteria (www.lapolenteria). It has long been my fave restaurant but goodness me they are continually upping their game and it's well worth a visit. I loved them in the old days when they had a few polenta dishes on a blackboard, I loved them for introducing polenta based puddings and now I love them even more for their wider, more varied menu! I couldn't have been more thrilled when they received their Coeliac UK accreditation, totally deserved! A delicious, 100% gluten free (no cross contamination because no gluten containing ingredients used anywhere!) dining experience.
Courgette & Ginger box of vege for starter.
THE most delicious polenta gnocchi, with sage and truffle oil for main.
Sadly, I didn't have room for the pudding (they had cheesecake!!), oh well, will just have to go back very soon!
As Dale headed out to Broadway market, I sat down like a good girl to plough on with my school reports! He was under strict instruction to bring me back three things to ease the pain of of report writing!
1. The new bread from eat'N'mess (www.eatnmess.co.uk) - which, I am happy to report, was worth the wait. A good substantial, seedy loaf which toasts amazingly well. I've quickly sliced and frozen before the usual gf bread catastrophe strikes!
2. A surprise treat! (See pic above) A Bad Brownie....a salted caramel Bad Brownie!! Hurrah! Slightly stressy by their new "may contain traces.." signs but have chatted to them about cross contamination before and feel suitably happy! Ok, who am I kidding, I've got a salted caramel brownie....I'm ecstatic not happy!!
3. Popcorn from Drum and Kernel (www.drumandkernelpopcorn.co.uk)
I've said it before and I'll say it again...you haven't tasted popcorn until you've tasted this!!
So, with all my wishes granted, I promptly finished my reports and got eating!
Last weekend we had a few friends round to the new house. Dale had a rather unusual baking disaster which left us with a shortage of cake! After digging about in my gf cupboard (we all have one right?!) I found this
I've never used Delicious Alchemy (www.deliciousalchemy.com) before and that seemed like a good opportunity! Obviously, I left the prep to Dale (we didn't want to run the risk of me messing up the final cake option!) but we were pretty impressed with the results!
Typically I'm an Udi's girl but I was sucked into the clever advertising from Genius. I took my eye off the ball (bagel?!) and my head was turned by sumptuous looking filled bagels in the pictures. What I got was a thin, anaemic looking bagel of bluergh! Made slightly better by toasting
but not an experience I will be repeating. So sorry Udi's (www.udisglutenfree.co.uk) for straying but I will definitely be back!
Well, I'd like to wish you all a happy few weeks! Take care xx (@lizprice79)