LumberJack Bars

lumberjack-logoThe early days of being a new mum proved quite hard for me, but one thing that really got me through was a well-timed delivery of LumberJack Bars!

I spent the first week home from hospital effectively stuck in one room as I had a few mobility issues, so Rich was making sure that I was well fed so that I could look after the baby, but mealtimes were a bit hit and miss.

As a result, snacks proved to be very useful for providing that extra bit of fuel, especially protein packed ones…. Continue reading

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LoveCakeLisa – homemade gluten and dairy free cakes in West Cornwall

As you know, I like to publicise gluten free products and events both in Bristol and West Cornwall and this review is all about one such brand back at home in Penzance.

If you’re looking for gluten and dairy free cakes in West Cornwall then look no further than LoveCakeLisa.

Lisa kindly dropped some cakes round just before I went home for my birthday and on my arrival I was greeted by a selection of 4 individual cupcakes – chocolate, orange, zesty lemon and strawberry creme.

Before I get on to the review, here’s a little bit more about Lisa, taken from her blog:

My name is Lisa Spooner.  Originally from the west Midlands, I relocated to west Cornwall in 1998, and I’ve been living gluten-&-dairy-free for many years – long before it became trendy, and long before the supermarkets began to cotton on to the whole ‘free from’ market.  I can happily go without bread and pasta, but the one thing I did miss was good cake.  Yes, I know that in recent years the shops have begun to fill up with such products, but all too often these are loaded with cheap sugars, bad fats and unnecessary chemical additives which I’d prefer not to be eating.  So the only option for me was to make my own, not only to enjoy myself but to also share with family and friends – including those who eat ‘normal’ food! Continue reading

Pourtoi – Artisan Chocolatier

logo-2Pourtoi Artisan Chocolatier produces ‘award winning handmade cookies for serious chocoholics’ as well as brownies, blondies and mini cookies, all of which are dairy free, gluten free, lactose free, vegetarian and kosher – what more could you want?!

Here’s a little bit more about Pourtoi taken from their website:

All our products have been carefully and thoughtfully developed to cater for a variety of special diets – coeliac, dairy free/lactose intolerant, vegetarian and are also Kosher certified (KLBD – Mehadrin certified) and suitable for the Halal markets.

All our recipes are created in house using only the finest dark chocolate, sourced from around the world, together with the finest ingredients – our kitchens are a hub of design and creativity with fantastic tastes and wondrous delights in all our chocolate experiences. Continue reading

Cafe Cake, Bristol

IMAG0138Another new brand that I came across at Bristol’s Big Market was Cafe Cake.

They were selling an orange and almond gluten free cake at the market and I thought it’d be rude to not give it a go…. 🙂

Cafe Cake are a local company who use the very best ingredients in their products. ‘Where possible without compromising on quality we source them locally and use local wholesalers. Our butter is produced in Somerset, by some of the finest Westcountry cows’. Continue reading