(finally) looking back, and realizing that we have moved six times in the past year helps me understand why lately I just feel like sitting on the bed zoning out to back episodes of shows like “keeping up with the kardashians” and “brooklyn nine nine”. mindless brain numbing occupiers of my time. but last […]
let’s bake a cake.
gluten free white velvet birthday cake. for a special boy turning nine 2 3/4 cups sifted all purpose gluten free flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups sugar 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup vegetable shortening; I used solid Crisco (at room temperature) 2 tablespoons good quality vanilla extract (if you want a pure white […]
new balcony. new apartment. new kitchen and new ideas in mind….stay tuned for updates. (and, as always: find us on etsy and on facebook for your immediate gluten free needs)
facing the cold with photography and chocolate cake.
We’ve been lucky so far this year in Ohio with the weather, but this week we got hit with some f-f-f-freezing cold. So, what’s a good Cleveland girl to do? Go to the beach, of course. I wasn’t going to pass up the sunny day, even though it was only 14 degrees out, to […]
starting a new plan.
We started a new diet around here this week, and a big part of it is giving up sugar. If you’ve ever done this, then you know it is not easy. Another aspect of the new plan is no grains, no dairy. This part; not so tough. Except I do like a little bread with my […]
pumpkin donuts and cleveland.
Today my son didn’t have school. In the middle of the week? Yep. So I got up ahead of him, fired up the mini donut maker and whipped up some pumpkin spice donuts. I snapped this picture, just as he popped out of his room looking for breakfast. After we ate our stack, it was […]
here comes fall, pumpkin scones.
I’ve been away for a while, sorry about that…but I’ve been under the weather. I have another genetic condition, hemochromatosis, and due to some oversights by people who should have been more careful I ended up very exhausted for the past six weeks. But, I’m slowly feeling better…and better means baking! Fall always brings pumpkin […]
this day needs some chocolate. (brownies)
Summer is ending. This means changes. Back to a ‘routine’ (not my favorite). Days are getting shorter, soon the leaves will fall. The plants on our very happy balcony garden are starting to fade. ********** I had a very revealing dream last night where it was very clear that, although things do change, […]
It used to be when I was turning the corner of recovering from something, be it a migraine, or a bout of the flu, or a bad personal experience, I knew I was getting better when I would have a craving for one thing. Spaghetti and meat sauce from a certain local Italian eatery. […]
short (bread) weekend.
It was one of those perfect weather weekends. One not to be missed. We had the good fortune of being invited to a lovely party down by the lake, where we enjoyed the sunset with refreshing cocktails and great food. The weekend was way too short, as I fear the summer will be, isn’t it […]
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