Well, I have been away from TeawithRachael.co.uk for a long time – so sorry about that! But it’s with very good reason – I have had a number of important happenings this year, including big events like moving house, which have meant I have sadly had to focus a lot of time on other things, however, I’m hopefully back for good now!
A year of change
An important and quite life-changing development has been to be diagnosed with a number of food intolerances – and it’s a pretty long list! Wheat, corn, all dairy, shellfish, most fish, carrots, lettuce, celery, garlic…the list goes on! This has all taken a lot of getting used to, so I have been using that time to experiment with alternatives to the foods that I would normally eat a lot of, finding appropriate substitutions for herbs and spices, for example. This has proved interesting and at times fun, although it is still very frustrating to have to eat such a limited diet. I will be sharing some of my new “free from…” recipes over the coming months and really hope they are helpful for others who are in a similar situation and have intolerances, too.
Even more changes…
I have also been diagnosed with a condition where my heart rate and blood pressure fluctuate when they shouldn’t, causing all manner of symptoms, and which also affects my diet – I now need lots of salt and fluid to keep my blood pressure up! As you can imagine, this has taken over my life somewhat of late!
Still enjoying my adventures in tea land!
I have still had some fab tea, food and fashion adventures in this time, though, and have a number of recipes, new teas and even some guest posts to share with you.
I do hope you can join me once again for a lovely cuppa, some food inspiration, and to share some adventures, too.
Until next time – very soon!