Kids walking up the back alley on the first day of school

Back To School With Celiac Disease

Posted on August 30, 2019

In late August and early September people are planning for the school year. But back to school with celiac disease, food allergies and anaphylaxis requires more preparation for both parents and students. In this post I wanted to share ideas to create opportunities to talk about this. About the impact on families and the importance […]

Pictures of three recipes from a Farm To Table Menu; gazpacho in Mason jars, chicken with tapenade on tomato basil sauce and a fresh fruit pizza.

Dinner Club – Farm To Table Menu

Posted on July 26, 2019

This is the time of year we hear about Farm To Table dinners where the idea is to remember that our food once come from farms and not factories. Every year there are more food choices available, even in grocery stores, coming from local farms. You can support these farmers by purchasing their products and […]

My Favourite Summer Recipes

My Favourite Summer Recipes

Posted on June 28, 2019

As the saying goes, it’s summer and the living is easy, so here are some of my Favourite Summer Recipes. I hope you will find something to try and maybe even add to your collection to repeat year after year. That is the real secret to making it easy. Over the years I have created a seasonal […]

East Indian Gourmet Dinner Club Menu

Dinner Club – A Southwestern Menu for Summer

Posted on May 31, 2019

This is the season for casual outdoor entertaining and here is my Southwestern Menu for Summer. Having a set menu is half the work and making it more than once, for different people, is a smart way to entertain. I’ll probably serve this exact menu to two different groups of people over the summer and I […]

How To Start a Gourmet Dinner Club

Introduction To Thai Ingredients

Posted on April 26, 2019

This Introduction to Thai Ingredients is what I think you need to know to get started on your culinary adventure. Are you ready to explore the fresh flavours of Thai cuisine in your own kitchen? Thai cooking is all about the balance. Each dish strives to achieve the perfect balance between the four key flavours; salty, […]

How to Use Rice Noodles

How To Use Rice Noodles

Posted on March 29, 2019

Learning How To Use Rice Noodles opens up a world of possibilities to everyone, especially those who must eat gluten free. Commonly used in Asian cuisine rice vermicelli is the filling in those fresh tasting Vietnamese Salad Rolls while wider noodles are more common in dishes like Thailand’s famous Pad Thai. These are two well-known dishes […]

A Round Up of Homemade Soups

Round Up of Homemade Soups

Posted on February 22, 2019

Here is a Round Up of Homemade Soups to get you through the winter. To me February feels like the dead of winter and nothing warms me up like sunshine or homemade soup. Where I live we are guaranteed sunshine so I just need to make the soup. Is Soup Stock Gluten Free? Not every […]

East Indian Gourmet Dinner Club Menu

Dinner Club – An East Indian Menu

Posted on January 25, 2019

This East Indian menu is perfect for a Dinner Club evening. If you want to be in a Dinner Club then I think you should just start one. My friends and I fondly refer to our Gourmet Dinner Club simply as Gourmet. We have been meeting since 1988 so have cooked our way around the […]

Best Kitchen Gadgets

Best Kitchen Gadgets From My Kitchen

Posted on November 30, 2018

This is my list of some of the best kitchen gadgets I have. Naturally I think these are the kind of gifts someone would appreciate this holiday season, but you get to decide that. I am simply sharing some of the tools I use often and how I use them. This is a sample of what I […]

Tips For Making Gluten Free Cookies

Tips For Making Gluten Free Cookies

Posted on October 26, 2018

Is making homemade gluten free cookies a challenge for you? If you are a cookie person like me, or if you have little cookie people in your life, then you should be making homemade cookies. In this post I share tips to help you choose your cookie recipes wisely and avoid fatal errors. Just take […]

How To Use Lemongrass

How To Use Lemongrass

Posted on September 28, 2018

Learning How To Use Lemongrass will open the door to the foods of Southern Asia and India. This herb has a subtle citrus flavour that is unique. Fresh lemongrass is no longer difficult to find but you can buy it frozen or dried so there is no reason not to try it. Sure, fresh is […]

A Round Up of Summer Salads

Round Up of Summer Salads

Posted on August 31, 2018

Back to school is in the air but there are a few more weeks of summer left on the calendar. If we’re lucky there will be many more weeks of beautiful weather into the fall. Why not extend the feeling of summer by making a recipe or two from my Round Up of Summer Salads. […]

Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce vs Chipotle Powder

Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce vs Chipotle Powder

Posted on July 27, 2018

Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce vs chipotle powder from the spice aisle, which do you prefer? I have both but I use the chipotle chiles in adobo sauce more often. It seems to me that chipotle mayonnaise is the recipe that really took these chiles mainstream. They are smoky little chile peppers in a vinegar-based tomato sauce […]

How To Use A Gluten Free Flour Mix

How To Use A Gluten Free Flour Mix

Posted on June 29, 2018

How To Use a Gluten Free Flour Mix? For experienced bakers there is always more to learn. If you are new to gluten free baking I’ve got tips to help you be more successful. You may be using a flour mix as a one-to-one substitute in both old and new recipes. You may even be […]

Cookie Decorating Party to make a Canada 150 flag.

How To Host a Cookie Decorating Party

Posted on June 22, 2018

Why a Cookie Decorating Party? Why not? Iced cookies aren’t my personal favourite to eat (I’d take chocolate chip any day) but some occasions call for icing cookies and the process is fun. Children love to be creative and messy all at the same time. That is why we decorate cookies. The fact that you can […]

How To Use Oat Flour

How To Use Oat Flour

Posted on May 25, 2018

How To Use Oat Flour is #11 in my monthly blog post series on gluten free flour. This is the final flour I will write about. Not forever, but just for now. Next month I will complete this year-long series by writing about gluten free flour mixes. This idea for a blog post series on […]

How to Use Coconut Flour

How To Use Coconut Flour

Posted on April 27, 2018

How To Use Coconut Flour is #10 in my monthly blog post series on gluten free flour. You can see the full list of posts at the bottom of this page. The idea is to learn to use the flours you like, to make foods you enjoy. As you notice what kind of recipes you […]

A Round Up of Gluten Free Cookies

A Round Up of Gluten Free Cookies

Posted on April 20, 2018

A Round-Up of Gluten Free Cookies is perfect to celebrate Celiac Awareness Month, for holiday giving or really, any time of year. Sharing is caring so why not bake some gluten free cookies and give generously. Whether you are looking for a new recipe to add to your repertoire, or you haven’t quite mastered gluten […]

How to Use Buckwheat Flour

How To Use Buckwheat Flour

Posted on March 30, 2018

How To Use Buckwheat Flour is #9 in my monthly blog post series on gluten free flour and what I consider the best uses for each one. You can see the full list at the bottom of this post. The idea is to learn to use the flours you like to make foods you enjoy. […]

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