Gluten-free dessert – fruit galette

August 5, 2011

Galette is a general term used in France for a flat, round or free-form rustic tart. Sweet and savory recipes abound – there are as many variations as there are regions in France. Choosing seasonal fruit, last month we enjoyed a strawberry galette and today fresh nectarines and cherries struck my fancy in the market. […]

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Gluten-free food in airports

June 6, 2011

Gluten-free in airports often means a bag of nuts and maybe a piece of fruit… one of my favorite gluten-free blogs: Gluten Free Girl and the Chef, talks about this in her post gluten-free in airports. Change is coming and the big news from Shauna involves our own Alaska Airlines… “I’m thrilled that Alaska Airlines has […]

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Almond Flour Tea Bread with Lemon and Thyme

April 28, 2011

Maybe it’s the rainy, damp Pacific Northwest weather that has me craving the fresh tart flavor of lemons, a kitchen warmed by the oven and smelling like a bakery… Almond Flour Tea Bread with Lemon, Thyme and Pine Nuts Makes one loaf 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 1/8 cup olive oil 3/4 cup sugar […]

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Lemon Olive Oil Cake – gluten free or not

April 25, 2011

Inspired by the Lemon Blueberry Friands we enjoyed in New Zealand, this is a lovely spring dessert… light and moist with a fresh lemony flavor. LEMON OLIVE OIL CAKE Makes 8 servings 3/4 cup olive oil 1 large lemon 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill GF All Purpose Baking Flour or regular all purpose flour 1 […]

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Fishing with John

May 11, 2010

When Jay & I settled in the Pacific NW almost eight years ago, locals spoke of a memoir about fishing in the Northwest – Fishing with John by Edith Iglauer. In her middle age, Edith, who had lived a sophisticated, urban life in New York, met a commercial salmon fisherman in British Columbia, married him, and […]

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Akaroa, NZ

March 21, 2010

A scenic one hour drive from Christchurch, Akaroa is a quaint little fishing village located on the southern side of Bank Peninsula. Akaroa sits at the edge of a beautiful harbor inside the eroded crater of a huge extinct volcano. Originally a French settlement, the streets have French names and local restaurants focus on French cuisine. […]

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