Desserts

right here.

It was early. My knees felt creaky. The coffee was still burbling through the filter. And I was in the kitchen, gathering ingredients to make gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. The night before, Danny and I cooked…

how to bake gluten-free: hydration

Bakers like to talk to each other. We’re slightly odd creatures, after all, and it’s good to know we’re not alone in thinking about different hydration levels in artisan breads or the effect of baking…

setting our mise en place

Update on this post: the flour store is now open!  A few years ago, rumors of something big about to happen swirled around our small town. There’s a Thai restaurant opening on the island! People whispered and shouted,…

dating him again

You lose a lot when you have children. You lose sleep, of course. Everyone knows that. Well, you think you know that until you are dragging through the day, the 14th day in a row, with…

afternoon cookies

I’m typing this as I sit by the side of a pool. You might think I’m in the warm sunlight, an open book on my lap, a fruity drink with a tiny umbrella by my side.…

ah, Tofino.

I’ve decided that this should be my birthday dinner every year: fresh-caught crab, steamed and lay down next to a bowl of warm pastured butter, roasted local potatoes with melted cheese that has crusted around…

still here

Eight years ago today, I opened up a new blogger page, chose green for the header, and picked out a blog name. Gluten-Free Girl. My friend Dorothy named me Gluten-Free Girl because she had been…

Shipoopi! Shipoopi! Shipoopi!

“Say MAP!” Anyone who has a small child in the United States probably recognizes that line. And you probably started wincing, just hearing the sound of it in your head. I hate Dora. Yes, I know. Hate…

gluten-free chocolate cake

Back in 1994, I taught this singular young man. Nearly everyone I taught on this little rural island was singular. Vashon breeds eclectic kids, full of quirks and talents, whether it’s mud bogging in the…

grain-free doughnuts

I love the community that gathers around food, whether it’s our family of three at the dinner table every evening, or a picnic with friends in a park crowded with sunshine and other people, or…