Monday, 28 March 2016

Happy Easter!

I hope everybody has enjoyed the extra days off and maybe managed to get out in between the awful storms. We managed to get into the garden and tidy up the plants. My first daffodils planted in autumn are just starting to bloom.

Hoping that we have a warm spring and can all get out and about.

Thought I would add my pictures of spring and Easter, we have been enjoying far too much chocolate and cakes!

But an unusual Easter present came in the form of a spud!!

I will live you to giggle or ponder this gift!

Friday, 11 March 2016

Nature's Path Mesa Sunrise Giveaway

Mesa Sunrise’, the best-kept secret in gluten-free cereal, is now available nationally in every British supermarket chain - reflecting the amazing fact that 60% of all households now buy ‘free-from’ foods.

In fact, Britons are now spending a staggering £100m more on these products than they did a year ago, a 26.9% increase.

I admit I used to view gluten free with trepidation. My Granny has free from foods on occasion, she did way before I came to care for her, years ago I tried a few also and as I have said before some can also be well a little free from taste. But years have gone on and companies are really investing in good quality 'free from' products and having reviewed a few, I am now less hesitant.

I was asked to review  a Nature's Path breakfast cereal and already having bought other varieties, it was an easy yes.

We loved the appearance, small flakes that are golden and I see why the name sunrise was picked.

I tried first with milk, I like the delicate sweetness, no need to add sugar for me, the taste is hard to describe, they seem familiar, almost like cornflakes, but more flavoursome and they are very crunchy.

I gave Granny a bowl the next morning and she loved them, so much so she commented, these are nice, she preferred the cereal with sugar. I have since bought another pack as we like to have a variety of breakfasts.

For people who need to eat gluten free meals, I would recommend, also for people who fancy a different cereal.

Mesa Sunrise’s success isn’t just down to being bought by people who are gluten-intolerant, or who suffer from coeliac disease. Instead, most people now buying it are doing so for healthier lifestyle reasons. In fact, 99% of those who purchase gluten-free products in the UK are non-sufferers (all figures Kantar Worldpanel, 2015 ).

Mesa Sunrise, which is also organic, proves that ‘gluten-free’ doesn’t have to be taste-free. Its delicious and crispy multigrain flakes are made with corn, buckwheat and flaxseed, plus the ‘ancient grains’ of quinoa and amaranth. The latter two are considered superfoods that have provided mankind with essential vitamins, nutrients and fibre for thousands of years.

Mesa Sunrise is available in supermarkets, good independents and health food stores. RRP £3.00/355g.

Nature’s Path is a family-run company based in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 1985 by Arran and Ratana Stephens, all its products are vegetarian and organic. Arran previously (in 1967) opened Canada’s first-ever organic supermarket. He was inspired by his father Rupert who told him to care for the land and “Always leave the soil better than you found it.”

In North America, Nature’s Path is actively involved in opposing GMO foods and constantly pursues the goal of sustainable development.  @NaturesPathUK /

If you fancy trying some Nature's Path have offered me 6 boxes to give away.
Ends 11th April