Month: December 2011

Breakfast of Champions

No, it isn’t a delicately crafted breakfast casserole. No, it isn’t some high protein, uber high fiber, tasteless cardboard bar… It’s a waffle. As a matter of fact, it’s a Gluten Free Waffle. Don’t you dare turn up your nose… Don’t get the wrong idea with me pushing a GF waffle. Unless you are gluten intolerant or have been diagnosed with Celiac or Hashimoto’s Disease, I do not sanction living gluten free… just Gluten Reduced. It’s become one of those things (like HFCS and Crystalline Fructose) that has become an inexpensive additive for a number of manufactured products. It’s difficult to get away from it even if you have no specific tolerance issues. It’s in your salad dressings, condiments, cereals, breads, as well as a good many over the counter meds, lipsticks and balms, lotions and shampoos. It’s everywhere. And while ten years ago, the numbers originally hovered around 1 in 3000 for Celiac, recent studies have dropped the counts to 1 in 100 for allergic issues and even as low as 1 in 10 for gluten specific intolerance. …

A Whirling Vortex…

small memory sapping rocks at the bottom of a lake… and feral cats playing some really hypnotic piano… O – Kay  …. I have no viable excuse. It’s been 35 days since the last post. And to be perfectly honest, I just lost interest in being interesting. It really started when I got back from the beach wedding… (yes.. I know I promised the recipes) and discovered that none of the food pictures resembled anything close to edible food. Which meant that I would have to re-cook everything just to get a picture of it….. (which I will get to, eventually) But expectation overload, sleep deprivation and post function funk got the better of me… and    I    just     didn’t     wanna… So I’ve busied myself with anything except that. I spent 2 weeks hauling dead fall around in the woods making walking paths. I researched making a stumpery. I started collecting data for a spring hypertufa project… note: All non-food projects. and, sadly.. I’ve taken to watching Giada De Laurentiis…. Man, she’s …