There’s nothing in an Oxo stock cube…

Oxo cubes. We all know about those. We don’t eat Oxo cubes if we are allergic to wheat or celery because they are not just stock… they are lots of other things too. The moral of this blog is that you must always keep checking and checking and when that little niggling doubt is in […]

FreeFrom things we’d love but never get!

The FreeFrom Eating out Awards are in progress so if you are a food service company you still have a week or so to enter. You can do so online here: . Each year we meet to judge the entrants for foods suitable for food service and the quality just keeps on getting better and […]

Is gluten an allergen and do oats contain gluten?

At the recent judging session for FreeFrom Eating out Awards we had a heated discussion about oats and whether they came under the Top 14 allergens banner. I thought that oats were not in the Top 14 allergens but others disagreed. It turns out I was wrong. Very wrong. I know that oats don’t contain […]

My Coeliac Awareness Week 2015 top 5 roundup

This week is Coeliac Awareness Week, 11th- 17th May, and everyone is blogging about it. Just visit twitter and search for #CoeliacUKAwarenessWeek. Now since I don’t have coeliac disease I thought I’d share the best blogs that I’ve seen from my favourite coeliac bloggers. If I’ve missed your blog off the list please email me […]

Allergic to wheat? List of wheat free lager and real ale

I’m really doing this for myself as a reference because I have a wheat allergy and a love of real ale – not always a good combination. I plan to contact the brewers to find out if their draft beer is made with the same recipe as their bottled beer. Could you safely assume that […]

Itchy palms or soles of feet – is this a sign of an allergy?

Just this week I’ve noticed something strange has been happening. When you have allergies and eczema you get used to that – makes life interesting (Not!). So this is the thing. The palms of my hands and the soles of my feet have been itching, they’ve been on fire and so tight and scratchy but […]

Wheat allergy and the wheat harvest – house bound!

It’s harvest time. The wind is blowing in swirling sweeps and the sun is shining and I am inside with the windows closed. This is because I’m allergic to wheat or just the sheer amount of dust in the air. I’m quite glad it’s not as sunny today and most of the wheat has been […]

Beware of disintegrating labels – allergen labelling

Now this is not a rant, I’m taking full blame for this latest ‘wheating’, but things went a bit wrong in the what allergy household when husband-who-was-trying-to-help offered to cook me some supper after I had just returned from doing the Waddesdon 5k run in sweltering heat one evening last week. The run was great […]

Coeliac Awareness week – top five #GF reads

To celebrate Coeliac Awareness Week (12-18th May 2014) here are this week’s top five coeliac and gluten free reads, in no particular order, which all arrived into my inbox this week. Perfect for coeliacs, wheat allergic or wheat intolerant people, hopefully there will be something here for everybody: Living Without magazine – I know this […]