Thinking about Thanksgiving? My favorite gluten-free products

Although I mostly write about gardening, I am also gluten-free, and lately, I’ve received a lot of requests to write about my favorite gluten-free products. The week before Thanksgiving seems like a good time. If you’re looking for traditional gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes, I have you covered with my mother’s cornbread dressing–I now use butter instead…

Marion Cunningham’s Nutmeg Muffins Gluten Free

Today, on Christmas Eve, I got a craving for The Last Word in Nutmeg Muffins, so I scanned my kitchen bookshelves for one of my greatest treasures, The Breakfast Book, by Marion Cunningham. It was published in 1987, a lifetime ago–I bought it before I married Bill–but Cunningham’s recipes are timeless. As I took the tattered and food-stained volume down…

Wednesday: quiet home day

Today was a quiet home day as are most Wednesdays. I stay away from the computer and just do those things which keeps the RDR humming. I fold the every present laundry. I shop for groceries. I love shopping for groceries especially at Homeland. Now, those who live nearby will be laughing. Homeland isn’t the…

I heard a bird sing today

His voice was low and sweet. Not the chip-chip of Mr. Cardinal calling to his mate, this was a long and beautiful melody celebrating the warmer weather. “Watch out, birdie,” I thought, “Winter isn’t over yet.” I couldn’t see him as he flit from tree to tree, but his voice never left me as I…

RDR’s, year in review, part II

July was all about food and travel. I made a divine fresh cherry pie from my tart ‘Montmorency’ cherry tree.  Stephen and Laurie from my daylily club finally convinced me to attend my first daylily regional. If you’ve ever wanted to see what happens when people are passionate (obsessed) about a flower, join a club…

Let the feasting begin

Christmas is nearly upon us. Do you have your shopping done? I hope so because the malls will be even bigger nightmares tomorrow. I tell you what, if you don’t have a gift for that certain someone, buy them an online gift card and call it good. I would. Tonight we’ll attend the annual Nash…