Desserts

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…

gluten-free brownies

Brownies seem pretty simple, right? They’re flat, they taste of chocolate, they satisfy a quick urging for a weeknight dessert. How hard could they be? Let me tell you, people, there are no end to discussions…

fresh pumpkin pie, gluten-free

It’s pumpkin pie time. Pretty much, it’s always pie time around here. I love making pie enough that I was asked to speak at a performance art/pie contest event called PIE STORIES last weekend. Pie stories.…

gluten-free glazed yeast doughnuts

These are doughnuts. Yeasted doughnuts with a honey glaze, to be exact. They are light with a little heft, sweet but not too sweet, and have the feel and smell and taste of doughnuts. That’s because they…