The Anti Dairy Fairy


My attempt at Gluten/dairy free muffins …. ooer
May 21, 2007, 1:13 pm
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Well true to my word I did attempt to make some cranberry muffins and sort of followed a recipe I had downloaded from the web, let’s just say a success it wasn’t, my husband was so disgusted with the results that he actually spat it out! All he saw when he went into the kitchen was a tray of large muffins that had just come out of the oven, I didn’t even know he had tried one until he came into the lounge with a look of horrow on his face muttering – through the mouthful of food – ugh what’s this, before he scarpered up to the bathroom and deposited it in the loo.

So all in all it’s back to the drawing board. The recipe did say they would be dense, that is the understatement of the year, it was like ploughing through a mouthful of sawdust, most unpleasant. I can only liken it to some pasties Andy and I had years and years ago in Cornwall, we had so little money and they looked like a bargain WRONG they were absolutely disgusting but we had to eat them as we had no money left to buy anything else. We didn’t make that mistake again.

Oh well you have to laugh as if you didn’t you would cry, it’s not easy trying to make dairy free/gluten free stuff that tastes normal and it’s a bonus if it tastes nice!
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How did I ever find time to work?????
May 20, 2007, 4:50 pm
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I have just realised that this coming week will mark a month of my not working Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays as I had been doing, time has flown by and I am amazed at how fast it is going. I haven’t been bored at all and have loved being able to do all those little jobs, which fast become huge once you start on them, that have been sitting waiting until “I had time”. The list of these “little jobs” seems endless but I am slowly working my way down them and it is so satisfying to strike them off.

I still don’t appear to have time to cook though and so must make a concerted effort in the coming weeks to try out some of the recipes I have recently seen, converting them to a dairy free version. Sometimes they work and sometimes they are complete disasters, but one has to try.

I have to say I am thoroughly disgruntled with The Ritz though, I wrote to the Patisserie Chef applauding their ‘afternoon tea’ and enquiring whether they could offer a dairy free alternative i.e. little dairy free cakes and sandwiches and not a plate of fruit as is the norm when asking for a dairy free alternative. To date I have not received a reply which is just rude. I wouldn’t have minded if they just wrote back and said no but to ignore a request, well….

Just in case any of you think I am now a lady wot lunches, I am but I do still do freelance work at home so it is not all jam.

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How did I ever find time to work?????
May 20, 2007, 4:50 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

I have just realised that this coming week will mark a month of my not working Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays as I had been doing, time has flown by and I am amazed at how fast it is going. I haven’t been bored at all and have loved being able to do all those little jobs, which fast become huge once you start on them, that have been sitting waiting until “I had time”. The list of these “little jobs” seems endless but I am slowly working my way down them and it is so satisfying to strike them off.

I still don’t appear to have time to cook though and so must make a concerted effort in the coming weeks to try out some of the recipes I have recently seen, converting them to a dairy free version. Sometimes they work and sometimes they are complete disasters, but one has to try.

I have to say I am thoroughly disgruntled with The Ritz though, I wrote to the Patisserie Chef applauding their ‘afternoon tea’ and enquiring whether they could offer a dairy free alternative i.e. little dairy free cakes and sandwiches and not a plate of fruit as is the norm when asking for a dairy free alternative. To date I have not received a reply which is just rude. I wouldn’t have minded if they just wrote back and said no but to ignore a request, well….

Just in case any of you think I am now a lady wot lunches, I am but I do still do freelance work at home so it is not all jam.

ADF