Gluten Free Coconut Cake with Sugared Coconut Crust
Baked Good / Breakfast / Brunch / Cake / Dessert

Gluten Free Coconut Cake with Sugared Coconut Crust

Topped with Coconut Cream and a spoonful of seasonal fruit this is a wonderful dessert for a summer seaside luncheon: easy, light, delicious, and pretty. It can also be served with coconut ice cream and bittersweet chocolate sauce or warm with a little papaya or passion fruit jam for a weekend breakfast treat. Any way you slice it, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tip: Juice and Dirt, something for you and something for Mother Earth
Advice / Breakfast / Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tip: Juice and Dirt, something for you and something for Mother Earth

1. If you’ve been reading along you know that the U.N. declared 2015 The International Year of Dirt. OK, “Soils”, The International Year of Soils, which doesn’t sound as fun, but is important. 2. Last year Nathaniel purchased a Omega juicer for the house. He was making mostly prescriptive looking and tasting “green” juices, sometimes … Continue reading

Gluten Free Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Cake
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Gluten Free Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

It’s strawberry season in Maine, there’s a rain delay at Wimbledon, and I’m meeting Kari and Stephanie at 11:30 to walk around Back Cove before lunch: time to bake a cake! Fresh picked local organic strawberries are fragrant and delicious, but often delicate because they’re not bred to endure cross country shipping. When you think your berries … Continue reading

Gluten Free “Rum Soaked Raisin” Irish Soda Bread
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Gluten Free “Rum Soaked Raisin” Irish Soda Bread

Last week I either called or used Open Table to make a reservation to eat at Lydia Shire’s Scampo in Boston. Whatever, I received an unsolicited email:”Scampo News & Message from Lydia!”, becoming an inadvertent subscriber. Ordinarily I’d scroll down to opt out, but Lydia’s note was a recipe for Irish Soda Bread, and St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, and I’ve neglected Gluten Free … Continue reading

Best Gluten Free Sourdough Boule: Cate’s!
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Best Gluten Free Sourdough Boule: Cate’s!

I am very good at what I do – just pulled a beautiful fragrant GF Citrus Olive Oil Cake out of the oven.  But, BUT, yeast is not my friend, so our successful crusty, chewy bread recipes are few. I confess to not having cultivated the relationship carefully, preferring to spend time with cookies and scones. Those of … Continue reading

Gluten Free Yeasted Pancakes
Breakfast / Brunch

Gluten Free Yeasted Pancakes

First one up starts the pancake batter and gets out for a before-breakfast walk! Last Sunday morning I mixed the ingredients, set the batter to rise, and met Suza at Willard beach for a couple of laps with Leo before heading home to cook batch. Gluten free pancakes never leave one with the feeling of having over indulged. This recipe features the added … Continue reading

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

Spicy Spinach and Cheese Dip
Breakfast / Brunch / Hors d'oeuvre / Side Dish

Spicy Spinach and Cheese Dip

Amy, the only strict vegetarian in our book group, brought this to one of our meetings years… ouch, more than a decade ago, since it was before Gus was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Rich and satisfying, it remains a favorite.  The original recipe includes making crackers out of pita bread baked with melted butter, cumin, and lemon pepper. … Continue reading