Showing posts from January, 2013

Find Gluten-free Gourmand in Brooklyn, NYC at Depanneur!

I have a vision of New York City that includes wearing trendy clothes, going out for Manhattans, and shopping at a posh corner bodega that sells lots of imported European foods.  The unfortunate reality is that my double careers as a photo lab technician and a mixer of stone-ground flours have me wearing jeans and a t-shirt most days. While the trendy clothes may never be a part of my day-to-day existence, I'm at least happy to report that I'm gourmet enough to be in a French-named corner bodega!  I've been working very diligently to get Gluten-free Gourmand in some retail locations for your convenience.  That's why I'm very excited to announce that you can now find some Gluten-free Gourmand at Depanneur in Brooklyn, NYC! Somehow I think jeans and t-shirts are allowed here.  Photo Courtesy of Depanneur Depanneur is a gourmet sandwich shop, deli and grocery store on the corner of 3rd and Wythe in Brooklyn.  "Depanneur" is the Quebecoise word for conv

Place your Order Now! Price Increases in Effect on February 1st

Have you been thinking about trying Gluten-free Gourmand's artisan baking mixes?   Get your order in now! Starting February 1st, prices are changing for all Gluten-free Gourmand products.  The United States Postal Service will be raising its rates at the end of the month so price adjustments will take place on USPS shipping as well. New prices will go into effect in both the  Online Store and my Etsy Shop on February 1st. Good news! Gluten-free Gourmand artisan baking mixes will soon appear in select independent retailers around the country.  Stay tuned to find out which lucky cities will have a gourmet store that carries Gluten-free Gourmand Products.  Lucky customers will be able to buy flour off the shelves and avoid expensive shipping! Are you a retailer?   Click here  for wholesale inquiries.

What is Gluten-free Flour?

I've been baking since I was a kid.  I created my first recipe when I was in elementary school because I hated raisins, but I loved oatmeal cookies.  If only oatmeal cookies didn't have raisins, I figured, they would be perfect.  It was just so hard to find raisinless oatmeal cookies that I decided to take matters into my own hands, and I created a band-new recipe, one that didn't appear in Betty Crocker.  I made oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips. I was really ahead of my time.  Watch out, Betty Crocker! Now, to be fair my Mom must have helped me out with this quite a bit - Betty Crocker should watch out for my mom, too! - but I was always the kind of kid who asked a lot of question.  Why?  How was that invented?  Where does this come from? My mom and me after going gluten-free.  The mother-daughter team from Joy of Cooking may now step aside! I always had the exotic notion that everything came from medieval Europe.  Maybe I read the Hobbit when I was too yo