Coping with coeliac disease – tips for living gluten-free

May is coeliac disease awareness month in the UK and I want to share my story so far. I hope this helps you to either cope with your own diagnosis or enable you to help someone else. I am not a medical professional and speak from my own experience and understanding – I hope you find this information helpful and I trust you speak to your own doctor if you want to discuss a medical diagnosis.

“Why has my bread collapsed?” troubleshooting gluten-free sourdough

I started baking gluten-free sourdough bread in July when I shared some of my tips on how to get started. Now I thought it’s time to share things I have learned, as they are something many of us gluten-free bakers will have found a challenge. The recipes I use are mainly from the wonderful gluten-free… Continue reading “Why has my bread collapsed?” troubleshooting gluten-free sourdough

Gluten-free Runeberg torte – a Finnish almond cake with raspberry jam

On 5th February, Finland celebrates their national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg with a dedicated almond flavoured cake. I had never done these, so adapted a version of my own from a Finnish gluten-free recipe by Valio. I want to share the recipe, as I think they turned out great and I am sure you might… Continue reading Gluten-free Runeberg torte – a Finnish almond cake with raspberry jam

Gluten-free Nordic style gingerbread

The holiday season is upon us. We all have different traditions, and in our family baking loads of gingerbread spiced with cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and allspice (amongst others) is a big part of our celebrations. I’d like to say these are Finnish gingerbread but I do think similar ones are found in rest of… Continue reading Gluten-free Nordic style gingerbread

Gluten-free Finnish cinnamon rolls with sourdough

You might already know that I’m originally from Finland and I love Finnish cardamom buns in whichever shape. I have been working on my own gluten-free sourdough cardamom bun recipe to make nice fluffy and flavoursome buns without rice, corn and also oats for in addition to coeliacs I have intolerances for them. Oats I… Continue reading Gluten-free Finnish cinnamon rolls with sourdough

A getaway to Whitstable- tweaks for staycation amidst Covid19

This is a really strange time we are living in now isn’t it? In some parts of the world Covid19 is raging at full throttle and other parts have been able to return to almost business as usual, at least in some areas. Currently cases in continental Europe seem to be on the rise again… Continue reading A getaway to Whitstable- tweaks for staycation amidst Covid19

Things I’ve done during Covid19 lockdown

In the start of the Covid19 lockdown I wrote a post about what one might do to make it easier or more tolerable. Looking at traditional media and my social media feeds I get a feeling that we all have had trouble concentrating, focusing and have often felt that we are not making ‘good use’… Continue reading Things I’ve done during Covid19 lockdown

A tweak for finding your focus

Are you feeling that your life is not quite what you want, or you feel constantly irritated, tired or low but are not really sure why or what you might do about it? Sometimes we might also feel that our life needs such a massive overhaul or that the matters are out of our hands… Continue reading A tweak for finding your focus