Breads

breathing it in

We left Italy more than two months ago. There has been so much living since then. So much good, so much chaos, so many good meals. Still, sometimes I just close my eyes and imagine…

a love letter to her mama

You could never have convinced me, when I was 16, that I would one day be writing this piece. Of course, back then I had memorized the name and spelling of every muscle nerve and tendon…

gluten-free cornbread for Thanksgiving

Cornbread. It’s delightful. And you need a good gluten-free cornbread to make cornbread stuffing (or do you call it dressing?) for Thanksgiving next week. Here’s how to make it. A few years ago, we gave you a…

gluten-free flour tortillas

A few weeks ago, I was in Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico. Specifically, I was standing on the back porch of a house that belonged to a wonderful woman named Norma. She invited a number of…

gluten-free buckwheat crepes

Sometimes, when life feels complicated, it helps to go back to the simple things.   Sunlight on a wooden floor. Dancing to Aretha Franklin, then stopping to belt it out with her. Talking late into the…

gluten-free scones

I’ve eaten a lot of bad scones. And I don’t mean gluten-free scones, although I haven’t had much success with them before this week. I mean regular gluten scones, the ones I ate before six…

gluten-free lemon poppyseed bread

In the past few days, I’ve made three batches of lemon poppyseed bread. Each of them was quite different from each other. Each of them was delicious. For one batch, I replaced the butter or oil…