Yo, Dear Reader, I’m back again, though not with the promised stories as there is almost nothing happening around here and I am mostly just bumbling around the garden or stuck inside staring at the indoor garden. I do have an update on the Guinness Brack a baker friend tried it and said it was fantastic, she’d tell me if it was bad. So I guess it’s a given that that’ll be made again for the market, naturally that isn’t going to be adaptable into gluten free, but I am now curious if a version of a cider brack would work, which could be made gluten free. It’ll go on the backburner of my brain until much later. I don’t drink and I don’t eat these baked goods so they’re made entirely when an event is happening. I guess I could advertise them as limited editions, eh, Dear Reader? As for me I’m still struggling with stress and my stomach hasn’t been good, well, it never is, for over a year so I’m sticking to what I know for the most part. I’m having some issues with dairy, but it seems to be mostly with hot dairy, but not just things high in lactose which is bewildering. I could see lactose intolerance being added to my problems, I can’t eat much dairy as is and nothing aged, but even hot butter was causing nausea and that isn’t high in lactose from what I’ve read. As I say my stomach is bad anyway so I’ll just be careful. I’ve been here so often this doesn’t phase me anymore.
I’ve been meaning to get a few more of he other recipes organised and posted, but my motivation is pretty low these days, I don’t have any intention of abandoning the blog, but I know when it’s best to leave it alone and to anyone else out there with chronic health issues remember that taking a break is more than okay, it’s necessary for your health and well being, both mental and physical. Naturally when the garden starts up more I’ll be able to reshare old tips and new ideas. With the bulbs emerging I’m going to brew strong coffee via cold brew and use it as an anti-slug spray. I am putting down pellets, but scattered as there have been issues with the filthy gardens surrounding mine. I’ve done my reading, but I’ll still need better weather to put things into practice. I’ll use fresh ground coffee in a water bottle and leave it a few days, as a bonus you also give the plants a boost. Much like the milk spray for squash, Dear Reader, the natural ways always have more benefits when possible. As I say not much yet, but I’ll keep posts bits and pieces of interest. Until later, Dear Reader, stay safe and take care.