The news was on Andrew Sullivan’s blog at the Atlantic today-he’s allergic to wheat. Read about it here. And as sorry as I am, because sometimes I’d like to eat good ol’ pizza and sling back a few good old American cheap beers every once in a while, I’m not sorry that he’ll soon be feeling better and will figure out how to lead a very rich wheat-free life.
Last Saturday was neighborhood yard sale day in my ‘hood. We can’t resist a yard sale, never mind a whole neighborhood full of them. Not only were there a lot of big sales, but there were a bunch of stuff that people put to the curb with a simple for sale sign on it. That’s the way that we got a Webber Gas Grill for $25! The grill is superb. But even more superb is the fact that the people selling the grill came out to talk to us. Next thing you know, we’re talking locavore food, raw milk deliveries and stay-at-home momming. The mom gave me this book to read and I’m so glad, in fact, I can’t really leave it alone. Not only does it have great recipes, but in all the margins of the book it has bits and pieces of research pertinent to the topic of the page. I’m hooked, I’m sold, I’m ordering my own copy off of Amazon right now! So can you, you won’t be sorry:)
Little boys are really something else. Mine is no different. He likes keeping bugs as pets, crazy dancing, anything with a motor and so on. For the wedding show last week I made a bunch of dummy cakes, which are styrofoam covered in royal icing. Every time he saw me working on the cakes he would say, “Yummmmm, cake”. As the son of a pastry chef he is kind of a cake fan.
On the day before the show the cakes were still firming up in my office. I didn’t really think much of it. My son came up to me and said, “Cake-delicious”. I went into my office only to find a big bite taken out of one of my cakes. Goes to show that even styrofoam does not keep my son from enjoying a bite of cake!
Believe it or not, I make wedding cakes. Yeah, I do plenty of other things too…but this week-end I’m investing some time in my wedding cake division. In fact, I’ll be at the Wedding Expo out at Retama Park on Sunday showing off my wares. So come out and see me, buy a wedding cake, get a discount and have some fun!
This is my new website for my cakes: www.sanantoniocake.com, come and have a look!
It’s time again for another Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market this Sunday from 8a-12p at the Quarry in San Antonio, near Whole Foods. The link to the market can be found at www.quarryfarmersmarket.com
This week we’ll have peach pie, Italian cream cake, Vegan cupcakes, coconut macaroons, herb focaccia, birdseed bread and more. See you at the market!
Need gluten-free breads and goodies? Come see us, Good Gluten Free Foods at the new Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market in the Quarry shopping center by Whole Foods on Sundays from 8a-12p. This week-end is the soft opening and the big grand opening will be the first week-end in June. The market is all about the best food that South Texas has to offer. There will be natural meats, lots of farm fresh veggies, including the hydroponic veg from Markley Family Farms, the famous Cowgirl Granola (yes, she has GF granola), as well a hand-made cheese from Humble House Foods, lots more and of course, us.
So bring your own re-usuable bags and join us at the market for some good food buying, good music and starting in June, good educational stuff such as chef demos, composting/gardening demos and much more.
See you at the market!
Almost 6 weeks ago, our new daughter Nicole was born weighing in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces and stretching out to 20.5 inches in length. Now 6 weeks later, she is looking pretty huge, doing all sorts of age appropriate baby tricks and eating like a fiend.
Don’t be fooled, although I haven’t blogged for all these weeks, I haven’t been just sitting around. I’ve had visitors, wrangled my other three kids, participated in a cooking contest, did some farmers markets, made a lot of birthday cakes, pitched my business to some new opportunities, and joined a new farmers market that starts this week-end!
So stay tuned because I’m gearing up with new recipes for Spring as the local veggies start to come in!
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