peace on earth


The Chef and I are preparing to leave our home for the Christmas festivities. On the table, ready to be packed: smoked paprika; truffle oil; Maldon sea salt; golden balsamic vinegar. There are ginger cookies, rolled sugar cookies, chocolate blocks, the Chef’s mom’s Christmas cookies, fudge, and sugared pecans. Waiting to be cooked, an enormous pork loin for tonight, a prime rib so large that I could use it as a battering ram. The Kitchen-Aid is going too, since I’m making rosemary bread for dinner. And of course, there are presents and gift tags and the camera.

We are kercited. It is our first Christmas together.

With the holiday, and the impending deadline of my book, we may not be here for awhile. So we would both — the Chef and the Writer — like to take this chance to say,

peace to you all.

Remember, as John says, war is over, if we want it.

Thank you for your presence in our lives. Happy Christmas, everyone.

Danny and Shauna Christmas 2006

14 comments on “peace on earth

  1. kimberly

    Dear Shauna and Dan,

    You two look so beautiful together. Wishing you a very happy first Christmas together!

  2. Anonymous

    Happy Holidays to you, Shauna. Your blog is a tremendous resource to the GF world! BTW, I am going to check your links, but in case it is not there, do you know of any sugar-free GF chocolate that can be used for baking??? I have one link from YC Chocolate
    but it is $12.50 a lb. for baking chocolate.

  3. s'kat

    Peace, love and popsicles, babes! I know you will have an incredible first Christmas together.

    Happy new year!

  4. Linda @ Brazilian Food Love

    Merry christmas and happy new year!
    With everything you’re bringing I’m sure it’ll be a nice christmas. 🙂

  5. liannallama

    oh, Merry Christmas to both of you! Thanks so much for sharing your lives with us through your blog–I enjoy your stories and recipes so much. Good luck finishing your MS.

  6. Trig

    As I said after my mum made dad a flour-free Christmas cake full of soft fruits and nuts – “all I am saying is give me a piece”.

    Have a great Christmas and keep up the good work next year.

  7. Jessie

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Thank you for sharing Shauna, I was getting bored with my GF diet of 6 years.

    Best regards.

  8. kimmie

    Thank you for the blog. I found out that I have CD a year ago. I still struggle at times, so it’s good to know their is food!!

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