Welcome back, and a Happy Easter to you all.

It’s been a busy week here. My mother took a tumble and ended up in hospital. So I’ve been shuttling to and from the hospital sorting out things for her and making sure she’s ok. Like so many people, my parents are getting older but wanting to age in their own homes. But this comes with inevitable risks such as falling over in the garden and not being able to get up.

 Now we’re looking at what technology is available to help. We’re considering something like the Samsung Gear watch that will allow her to go all Dick Tracey and make phone calls from her wrist watch. The alternative is a more basic alarm that will cycle through a bunch of numbers when she hits the button until someone answers.
I like the idea of the Gear watch, but that’s because I remember the old Dick Tracey cartoons and think it’d be really cool to be able to make phone calls on my wrist. We do have some time to sort it all out. But, sadly, mum has to spend Easter in hospital.

 

It’s Easter!

How long is it since you had Hot Cross Buns? For me, it had been far too long. I tried the ones in the stores but they were just not like the real thing! Too heavy, and not enough fruit or spices.

Image of Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns

Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns

So, I decided the best thing to do was to make my own. I made them a couple of days ago and have been enjoying a couple each morning for breakfast. The recipe is here. Why not whip some up this weekend so you can indulge in nice soft, buttery Hot Cross buns like all your friends?

 

And the Celiac Research Keeps on Coming

During the week I read a really interesting article on how researchers have discovered that a seemingly harmless virus, if contracted in infancy seems to trigger celiac disease.

I’ve put a summary of the article on my website here for you to have a read. Basically, it seems this virus may fire up the immune system in some infants and cause them to over-react to gluten, causing celiac disease.
The interesting part in this, is that they may be able to develop a simple vaccine to give to susceptible infants to prevent them catching the virus, which would mean they may not develop celiac disease at all.
Until next week – stay healthy and eat well.

 

 

 

 

 

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