I haven't been posting as often lately. Summer is here, and I've been busy with projects and experiments. In lieu of a solid product review or recipe, I'll give you an idea of what's coming up.
I'm still working on some variations for the gluten-free pancake recipe I created. The next iteration will involve buckwheat, (like my waffles) one of my favorites. I'm almost there! I just have to eat all the reject batches of quinoa pancakes inhabiting my freezer, then get over being tired of pancakes, then I'll make a new batch and complete my recipe variation.
I added this tip to the post "Tips for beginners on the Gluten-free diet:"
Talk to everyone about being gluten-free. When I first started on the diet, I had a customer who would bribe my staff and me with these delicious-looking chocolate cookies. I wouldn't try them, assuming they were full of gluten. After weeks of constant bribing, I found out that the customer was on a wheat-free diet, and the cookies were gluten-free all along! He never brought them in again, and I really missed out. If I had just told him about my relationship to cookies early one, I could have enjoyed them and also made a new gluten-free friend. It pays to talk about it: everyone knows someone gluten-free, even if they aren't GF themselves. Treat your diet as a lifestyle, not a disease.
I've been trying some new (to me) gluten-free pastas, including Andean Dream, an organic quinoa and rice pasta that I really liked. I also tried the Tinkyada brown rice spinach spaghetti. Full reviews are coming soon.
I've been gardening. This spring has been good for plant life, which also means that the pollen count is particularly high. Ah, well. I might be switching to Zyrtec soon.
I've been making cheese.
This weekend I also made octopus.
A few weeks ago a reader asked me for a recipe for blondies. I haven't gotten to it yet, but tonight I'm making Brownies Cockaigne from the Joy of Cooking (with modifications). Does that count?