Gluten Free Windfall Apple Tart
Baked Good / Brunch / Dessert

Gluten Free Windfall Apple Tart

Apple trees along my usual walking paths have been productive this season. The five cold, firm, dark red windfall apples I picked up this morning inspired me to make a tart with what will certainly be the last harvest until next fall. A lot has been written about the flavor and hardiness of heirloom varieties – experiment … Continue reading

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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

Gluten Free Fresh Blueberry Tart
Baked Good / Breakfast / Brunch / Dessert

Gluten Free Fresh Blueberry Tart

It’s blueberry season! Seems like I just wrote about the pleasure of harvesting fresh berries for breakfast. There’s been a slog of frosty Maine winter since then, making the barefoot trek to the garden especially gratifying. The components of this dessert can be adapted to create other goodies; take liberties when taste and larder dictate. The base is a … Continue reading

Five Spice Paleo Pancakes: Naturally Gluten Free
Breakfast / Brunch / Dessert

Five Spice Paleo Pancakes: Naturally Gluten Free

 Hallie told us she checked out Maine Island Multigrain Pancakes to determine the what “grains” made up the flour mixture because her family was experimenting with “paleo” banana pancakes. Our conversation during a walk in the woods led to one of the easiest and most satisfying developments of a recipe in recent memory. Serve them with maple syrup for … Continue reading

Gluten Free Ginger Olive Oil Cake
Baked Good / Brunch / Cake / Dessert

Gluten Free Ginger Olive Oil Cake

Gingerbread cake in April?! The Farmer’s Almanac prediction for spring in our neighborhood has proven true: cooler than normal temperatures with near normal rainfall. We served this spicy cake at tonight’s end-o-season Paddle Tennis round-robin and dinner. With temps in the low 40s and a crackling fire inside Karen and Ford’s log cabin, the Ginger Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Icing suited everyone’s tastes. One … Continue reading

Gluten free Molten Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Cake / Dessert

Gluten free Molten Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

“He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans  and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.” ― Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. A couple of weeks ago I received an email … Continue reading