Pasta Revolution
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Pasta Revolution

You know the revolution has been successful when an almost 81 year old grandmother who doesn’t want anything for her birthday (except maybe a massage, tickets to Paris, and certainly cake and singing) is getting a Paderno Vegetable Pasta Gizmo.  She’ll love it. Better, she’ll use it with pleasure.  Perhaps not as much pleasure as … Continue reading

Gluten Free Chocolate Doughnuts
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Gluten Free Chocolate Doughnuts

We spent every August of my childhood with our grandparents on Sandy Cove in Cohasset.  The trip from Logan to the South Shore always included a stop at Mister Donut in Weymouth for a mixed box of Chocolate Glazed, Plain, and “Buttercrunch”. If our plane from SFO arrived in evening, we got to see the … Continue reading

Gluten Free Rose Water Honey Cake
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Gluten Free Rose Water Honey Cake

This cake’s floral bouquet “says” summer. Making it conjures images of beach roses, bees harvesting pollen, lazy late July afternoons, and warm evenings. Serve it with a side of minted greek yogurt and a generous handful of fresh blackberries: a satisfying compliment to the honey’s sweetness. It’s special…  a perfect summer birthday cake. Continue reading

Gluten Free Orange Cardamom Oatmeal Muffins
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Gluten Free Orange Cardamom Oatmeal Muffins

One of the most powerful food combinations is oatmeal and orange juice. Combined their health benefits are more effective than eaten independently. Since reading the Men’s Health article about healthy food pairings I’ve been thinking about a recipe for gluten free muffins that combines OJ and oats. This one is an unqualified success! Continue reading

Super Berries
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Super Berries

America’s Next Top Super Berry? That’s a question posed by yesterday’s WSJ article about “nutritional royalty.” Natural, beautiful, low on the glycemic index, and rich in antioxidants, “super” berries are finding their way into the main stream.  Much of the exotic fruit is imported from great distances resulting in environmental impact. Whenever possible support  local … Continue reading

Best Gluten Free Crostini
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Best Gluten Free Crostini

We have a couple of really good fish markets in Portland, Maine.  My favorites are Harbor Fish and Brown Trading.  The folks at both establishments are friendly and knowledgable, but at Brown Trading one can get samples of smoked fish which is sometimes served on crostini they make from Standard Bakery’s baguettes. Gluten free folks … Continue reading

WOW! One of the best new Gluten-Free breads on the market
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WOW! One of the best new Gluten-Free breads on the market

Yesterday we had the pleasure of trying Sweet Christine’s sandwich bread. The GF Bread “ball” has been hit outta the park! It is rare to find a gluten free loaf that is satisfactory unless it’s warm from the oven or it’s been sliced and toasted. Sweet, sweet Christine has accomplished something special. The bread from her … Continue reading