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Tue 16-Aug-11
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maggenpie
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The best ever gluten free bread is here. It's soft and stays moist to eat in a sandwich to take out. When I took some for myself to a shared lunch I had to post the recipe to three people. It really is that good. I'm eating some as I type, with damson curd. Very yummy. smile

 

Fennel tea is good if you can't tolerate peppermint tea. I've just read that Sweet Cicely is good too. Still testing that on myself.

 

And, unfortunately, if you're giving up gluten, it has to be every last grain at first. Later on when things have settled down you might find you're lucky enough to tolerate small amounts.

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Tue 16-Aug-11
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Thanks, Ruth, that sandwich wrap looks tasty - I'll try that when I get home as I think I may have trouble finding these ingredients here .......

 

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Wed 17-Aug-11
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I logged on here, checked out the recipe, and got lost in recipes on that blog.Lots of good ideas to try.

Ruthie,  do you make your own Sweet Cicely tea? Using seeds, leaves, or what?

Wed 17-Aug-11
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I've just made some sweet cicely syrup for the first time. I made some tea at the same time and that was very pleasant. I was being very frugal with it despite have more in the garden.

I had a cup of stems and leaves to make make the syrup - I cup water, one cup sugar, dissolve, bring to the boil and remove from heat. Add the cicely, steep for at least three hours. Keep tasting until it's strong enough for you. Bottle. I'm keeping it in the fridge. Makes a lovely drink wth hot or cold water.

I took the cicely I strained out of the syrup and put in a muslin bag with rhubarb and sugar that was standing overnight for jam the next day. Made the jam lovely.

Then I took the same cicely (after a good squeezing) and made two large cups of tea out of it!

I'd previously added chopped leaves to rhubarb, last week I tried the stem and I think it's much more effective. I sliced it so that it blended in with the rhubarb and it cooked in nicely.

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Thu 18-Aug-11
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I have some kefir grains if you would like to try some BS, some folks say it works on relieving bloating of IBS. Kefirs is a fermented milk product and it is relatively easy to make, just sometimes have a problem in catching it before it has set the milk when it is supposed to be more a creamy consistency but if that is the case I end up using a bit like cottage cheese rather than as a drink.

By the way, better PM me if you do as I will be out cutting hay again next week. The last field needs doing before autumn really sets inwhistle

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