Madame Waffle – Lincoln

Hey! SO! Something a little different –

If you’re looking for something different I couldn’t recommend Madame Waffle more! They gluten free options are amazing!

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“Freshly made sweet and homecooked savoury toppings served on individually, freshed cooked to order crisp Belgian waffles. We even offer our waffles in plain, wholemeal and gluten free options.

With three floors to explore – street level, underground and dining room.

Pull up a chair, relax and enjoy!”

And their website couldn’t be more correct! They are AMAZING!

I ordered two! (But i ate one before I took a photo – Ooops!) So my brother saved the day and sent me his photo, so you can get a rough idea!

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The first one I ordered was called “The Pricilla” it was Waffle, Peanut Butter, Bacon, Banana and Maple Syrup. It was such a mixture – but it was AMAZING!

The second one I had was the “Fresh Fruit” waffle. This was nice too, but the calories in the first one made it ten times better! (see above)

Here is the MENU –

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We’re due to go back in a couple of weeks and I honestly can’t wait, I don’t think i’ve ever been so excited over Waffles before in my life!

Like I said above, I fully recommend you check it out!

Bees xo 

“Frankie And Benny’s do a great Gluten Free Menu!” Said no one, ever…

Hey! So now i’m back to blogging a little more, I can tell you about our experience on Sunday night! We went to Frankie and Benny’s and it was.. well, take a read.

On Sunday night Dan and I wanted to go out for dinner. As usual we did the whole where do you want to eat, where do i want to eat etc. Somehow we ended up between Chiqutos and Frankie and Benny’s. After flipping a coin 5 times we went to Frankie and Benny’s.

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Once we got there the menu actually looked pretty good! There was starters, quite a few different mains and desserts too!

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I had bacon, cheese and bbq sauce potato skins to start. They missed the BBQ sauce but I had sour cream (my all time fave) so I wasn’t bothered and more than happy.

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For our mains, Dan ordered a Spaghetti Bolognese and I ordered a Carbonara.

When the food came out, his looked great, but mine didn’t look amazing. Either way, it’s carbonara which is one of my “Go To” meals if I eat out at an Italian.

I bit into the pasta and it was SOLID. It literally crushed and fell apart in my mouth.. Dan tried a bit too, to make sure it wasn’t just one bad piece.

It was cold, solid, and AWFUL!

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We were super polite and sent it back – then he manager came over..

As the manager got to the table, instead of telling us he’d make a fresh one, or even cook it for a little longer…

He decided to tell us it wasn’t made here. We were both pretty puzzled.. Until he explained that the gluten free food was “Pre Cooked” before it got to the restaurant and microwaved.. his exact words!

SO hold up a minute, i’m paying £9.99 for a microwave meal (with no sauce)?! How can they possibly justify that?!

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IT’S PASTA – you just boil it! My Italian Grandmother would be going absolutely crazy right now if she heard this..

So yeah, long story short, he told us that it was pre cooked before it arrive, no wonder it was pretty gross!

I posted in a GF group on facebook about it and they recommended a burger – it’s safe to say we won’t be going back any time soon though!

If i wanted a microwave meal, i’d nip to Morrisons and eat it in front of the TV in my PJ’s!

I am currently a very bored Bees when it comes to eating out.

Have you got any good ideas, or found any amazing places?

Let me know!

Bees xo 

 

 

 

New York Baby!

 

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So…

I’ve not been around and blogging much lately, i’ve been super busy (but thats another post..) So here i am… thinking about Christmas already!

I was totally and utterly lost last Christmas as I just didn’t know what to get for Dan and it ended up being a trip to Barcelona, joint with his birthday present and then a few other little bits.

Buying for someone that literally has everything is the absolute worse because there isn’t anything new or exciting. Dan and I have gone to Paris twice, Madrid, Rome and Barcelona in the last 19 months and each time we’ve gone, it’s purely to find new things and to literally go on an adventure!

Rome will always be my favourite, although I say this, but i can think of loads of amazing things from each place!

For some reason (which i’m more than happy about) it’s now a “Thing” that we go away as his Birthday / Christmas present and i’m totally okay with that.. apart from the fact that i feel like i need to make it absolutely amazing each and every time!

So yeah, back to the point of this.. I was sitting in bed on night off from work and decided that I wanted to book something for his Birthday / Christmas but tell him, so we both had time to save so we could do everything and anything we want to do..

I’d dropped hints about New York and he kept saying “Yeah one day, one day i’d love to go with you…”

So, me being me and being the very extra person that I am, didn’t really listen to the whole “one day” part and jumped straight on the internet.

After looking for 4 days, at any and every opportunity I could and asking various people when to go, what do do etc… We’re going to NEW YORK at Christmas for 4 days.

I told Dan i’d booked us a surprise but said I wasn’t going to tell him what it was until his birthday (November).. An hour later i was bugging him to ring me so i could tell him.. My whole surprise thing lasted a solid hour and a half max.. Oooops!

So, heres my question; Other than obviously pretending that we’re in “Home Alone” and doing the usual New York bits at Christmas, where would YOU go and why? After flying all that way i’d hate to miss something! – So let me know!

Bees xo 

Lazy Day GF Brownies

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So, after having a fractured foot (It’s still fractured, but I can kind of walk now!) –  We’ve had the last few weeks stuck in the house, binge watching Netflix, eating way too much food and being lazy. We decided to have a half busy weekend!

On Saturday we went into town, ate way to much Yo! Sushi, did some shopping and then a food shop, then we came home.

My mum and step dad went on holiday on Sunday morning so me and dan had the house to ourselves which means I got to bake!

I made a pie and some brownies, heres how I made the brownies and i’ll post the pie tomorrow!

First you’ll need –

  • 200g sugar
  • 300g butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 150g milk chocolate, melted
  •  100g dark chocolate chunks

Method: 

  1. Melt the milk chocolate and butter in a bowl.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together – flour, sugar, baking powder, salt.
  3. Whisk the eggs.
  4. Add the vanilla extract into the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the dry ingredients into the milk chocolate and butter mixture, then slowly add the eggs.
  6. Add 2 t-spoons of water.
  7. mix together, and place in a baking tin.
  8. Tap the baking tin on the work top to get an even base.
  9. Add the dark chocolate chunks.
  10. Place in a pre-heated oven on gas  mark 7 for 20-25 minutes.
  11. Take out, slice and serve.

This is the only brownie mix that i’ve been able to do that hasn’t made the brownies dry. These were really soft, gooey and super tasty!

Give it ago and let me know what you think!

Bees xo