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:)
Posts Tagged ‘baking gluten-free’
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!
Here is the article-title says it all:
Lent is late this year. It’s still coming, but much later than I remember. Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Faschnacht Day or many other names world wide. And besides all those other names and goodies often associated with the day…the Tuesday before Lent is known simply as Pancake Day. The concept is simple. Pancakes contain sugar, fat and eggs, all rich items usually given up for the Lenten period. In the UK, Pancake Day even means holding pancake races that date back to folklore of 1445 when a housewife, forgetting the time, was making pancakes when the bells rang for church. Racing out of the house to make it to church on time, she forgot to put the frying pan down containing her currently cooking pancake! Races that involve flipping pancakes while running are still held today.
So, I’m just reminding you about my pancake recipe that I posted here on my blog about a million years ago (sometime last year). Get out your frying pan or griddle and your butters and syrups and get ready to indulge in Pancake Day. If you have any left, cook them, and throw them in a bag in the fridge or freezer for later use. Just mircowave for a few seconds and voila, pancakes. Enjoy!
I have only had one bought birthday cake in my life. When I was a chef in Memphis, the management staff got me this very special strawberry cake from this bakery that I loved, loved, loved. Other than that, all my cakes have either been made by me, made by my family, or sometimes no cake at all.
It may be the fact that I am a very pregnant, or just the fact that I love cake, that this cake ended up being six inches tall! I decided that the cake would be a brown sugar vanilla cake, the frosting would be a coconut butter cream and that there would be three fillings: fresh strawberry puree, home made pineapple jam and sour cream coconut custard. The results were beyond delicious and the remainder of the cake will fill lunch boxes for at least a week!
Read this published by Gluten Free Optimist-it’s exciting!
I didn’t grow up in a sugar cereal eating household. The sugariest cereal I got was…Cheerios, and no, not honey nut. So my haven for sugar cereal was my grandparents house. Now, they didn’t go heavy. There was no Captain Crunch, nothing like any Fruit Loops. But there was Rice Crispies and Special K and those were both sugary enough for me!
So all of these years, despite attempts by other companies, there is really no GF crispy rice cereal that tastes like the real thing. So, when I found out the exciting news that real GF Rice Crispies were coming…I couldn’t help rejoice! Now if I could only stand real milk, not sure anything else will stand!:)
A few weeks ago I wrote about trying a recipe from Michael Ruhlman’s blog for gluten-free Brioche. At that time, I hadn’t worked with the recipe yet-and I was a little unsure of what I thought of the possibility of the bread really working out.
Well, I’ve tried it, eaten it out of the oven, as toast and as french toast. It’s good. It’s worth making and eating! Here are some pic’s of in the oven and out I thought you would enjoy and would lend some confidence to your baking.
Note about pictures on blogs: So often, a picture attached to a recipe is not an actual picture of the product. How do I know? Sometimes I do it! Baking, Blogging and living life takes a lot of time. Sometimes I just don’t have a picture handy. And sometimes that’s ok. Sometimes GF looks just like the gluten-containing so it works. But I don’t think it works with bread. When I see a picture of gluten-free bread looking gorgeous and perfect…I start to wonder. Is that really a picture of gluten-free bread? Just so you know, all the breads posted on my site are actual pic’s of the actual breads that I’ve made. So if it looks gorgeous, it really was!