Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Belandre - South Morang

Gluten Free Heaven!

I have a young friend who is Gluten Intolerant who has a Sister who is allergic to a lot more as well, so whenever I find new products I usually let her know.

Today I walked into a small shopping plaza in McDonalds Road South Morang to discover a tiny unassuming little Cafe that specialises in Gluten and Lactose Free products.

It is situated in the Woolworths Supermarket foyer - just a timber dining table that seats 12 and a Counter hiding beside the ATMs.  We almost walked past in preference to the more up-market Cafe that faced the parking lot.

I don't have any problems with food allergies and intolerances (other than a small issue with Malt which limits my indulgences in Mars Bars) but going out for coffee with Family and Friends who do, is sometimes distressing. So finding a gem like this is rare indeed.

The owner is a qualified Chef and makes all the Cakes, Slices and Biscuits on offer and will make GF Toasties to order.
Commercial Pies, Sausage Rolls and 'Piesties' are also available as is Fresh/frozen GF take home Pasta, Pastry and Flour by Ardour.

And the verdict from the Lactose Intolerant One when presented with a Gluten and Lactose Free Vanilla Slice -
Oh.. I ate it all - it was YUM. - High praise indeed!

Central South Morang
340 McDonlads Road South Morang
(Located inside - opposite Woolworths )
0428 799 800

Monday, August 14, 2017

Taking on a new direction

Myrtle and ME has always been about the Coffee shops I visit while I am Out and About and the service I received while I was there.
Was it good coffee or bad?
Did they give me a bonus cookie or chocolate?
Was there Foam Art on my Coffee?
And the ever present question - Will I return!

Coming home and writing up an experience at a coffee shop that day or even a week later is very time consuming and with the advent of Instagram a little out dated.

And of course Coffee shops come and go - Close down, change owners, Awesome Baristas arrive and then leave again, and the experience I received is never the same from one visit to the next.

So - It is time for a change!

I will not be closing Myrtle and ME but I will be re-purposing it!
(Recycling is all the go isn't it?)
As my DH talks of retirement and his hope to 'not sit at home and stagnate' - I will be taking Myrtle on the road once again but as a TRAVEL Blog.

I will still write about Cafe's and Coffee but as part of Our travels.

In the next few weeks you will see some changes I will be integrating my existing Travel Posts across from my main Blog, so it will mean that AussieKiltedQuilter can be more about ... Quilting (and a few other distractions!)

Come and join ME and DH and of course Myrtle (my trusty Sat-Nav)
as we go on some new adventures.

Sincere apologies to anyone who has me on their reading list for the multiple posts while I have been moving my Travel Posts across.