Desserts

fennel-poppy seed bread

Deep into the night, I lay awake in my daughter’s hospital room, coughing and tossing and thinking about this fennel-poppy seed bread I had made weeks before. All that day, Danny and I had sat…

heart settled

Something kept gnawing at me on Friday, through the foggy morning and the hours at the computer and the coffee breaks Danny and I took together before going back to work on our own projects. My…

oh autumn.

Autumn, I love you. I love your starting-to-be-chilly air, the reds and golds, the letting go, the apples off the tree, the smell of cinnamon suddenly appealing again, the memories of summer starting to fade.…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…