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>I have been gluten-free since December 2009. Prior to that I’d been unwell for years – massive acid reflux, daily diarrhea and fatigue that was crushing. Then I was diagnosed with celiac disease, immediately went gluten free and began to feel better – but not quite as much better as I had hoped. The reflux went pretty much immediately and is now the fastest way for me to be aware I have been accidentally glutened. But the bowel issues remain and though the fatigue has improved (no more Nana-naps in the afternoons), it is still there. So I’ve been doing a lot of reading. Finding out about different ways of eating, things (more things) I should be avoiding. Like sugar for instance. I used to have a really sweet-tooth, but now, not so much. However – giving up sugar completely? – really, really hard…

Edmond’s Cookbook Chocolate Fudge

1/2 cup milk
2 cups sugar
25g (1 oz) butter
1 tbsp cocoa powder
vanilla essence – to taste

Put milk, sugar, butter and cocoa powder into a pot and bring to the boil.
Boil for four minutes – this bit is important, any less it simply wont work.
Remove from heat, add vanilla.
Beat until thick and pour into a buttered dish.
Cut when set.

This photo was taken VERY early in the morning, which is why it is dark…
Coffee and Fudge – the breakfast of champions – not!
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