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Gluten Free Breakfast “Sandwich”: Bird’s Nest Muffins
Baked Good / Breakfast / Brunch

Gluten Free Breakfast “Sandwich”: Bird’s Nest Muffins

Tandem Coffee opened a second location: a cafe in a renovated service station on Portland’s Congress Street. Briana Holt is creating excellent sweet and savory baked goods. But fair warning: gluten-free offerings are occasional and the open kitchen precludes a GF environment. However, something I had last week was worth adapting: Briana’s Birds’ Nest Breakfast Muffins. A whole … Continue reading

Tuesday Tips: Local Organic Flowers if you can!
Advice / Product Review / Reviews / Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tips: Local Organic Flowers if you can!

Those of you who baked and ate cake last week, or at least read about it, know that Peter and I celebrated an anniversary earlier this month. While I didn’t get (didn’t WANT) diamonds, I did receive a magnificent bouquet of organic, sustainably grown flowers. Megan, the owner and founder of Field Sustainable Floristry amassed a wonderfully creative … Continue reading

Tuesday Tip: Bringing your own bag is satisfying!
Advice / Reviews

Tuesday Tip: Bringing your own bag is satisfying!

Annie’s been bringing colorful shopping bags to the market for years. I knew it was the right, smart, green thing to do. Even Uncle George told me how much he saves each year by supplying reusable bags. But it wasn’t until Dori gave me some as a hostess gift a couple of weeks ago that I “got” the convenience and pleasure of it. … Continue reading

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Anniversary Cake
Baked Good / Cake / Dessert

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Anniversary Cake

A congratulatory email from Marie earlier this week cinched it: Peter and I have been married to each other longer than we haven’t. I told him not to buy an anniversary thing. OK, we might pick out a piece of artwork together. A quick Google search of anniversary gifts year by year revealed that one might traditionally expect pearls. However the … Continue reading

Advice / Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra: Don’t judge a book by it’s cover

Don’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover The following is a video about one French Super Market’s radical and brilliant strategy to eliminate waste and make good produce affordable. Intermarche took this idea to the bank with their brainchild: Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables. They figured out how to sell millions of pounds of produce that would be otherwise trashed each year. … Continue reading