A little Christmas Bloom Day Decor

All around the house, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Although we Catholics are still technically celebrating the season of Advent, Christmas is right around the corner. Bill and I are throwing a party for some friends tonight. I haven’t had a Christmas party for anyone other than family in years. I’m pretty…

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…

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…

Eating gluten free in France

About this time of year when the kids have gone back to school, and the days are growing shorter, I get a hankerin’ to visit Europe, specifically Italy (I’m Catholic after all), France and England. I have nothing against other European countries. These are just first on the list, and not specifically in that order….