Basil Honey and Plum Pavlova

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Have you ever made a Pavlova? They are naturally gluten free and look almost too beautiful to eat. This is a fun dessert to make. You get to beat egg whites until you have stiff white peaks, toss them in the oven, then top with whipped cream and something fruity. You can make individual sized […]

Chateau Deck Dining at Mountain Winery

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Have you seen a concert at Mountain Winery in Saratoga? Not only do they get a lot of wonderful shows, but there are several wonderful restaurants to dine at before the show. All wines served at Mountain Winery are made onsite and are very high quality. Date Night!!! David and I had tickets to see […]

Gluten Free and DIY Tuesdays


Welcome to  Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday – brought to you by Jeanine of The Baking Beauties, Sandi of Fearless Dining, Wendy of Around My Family Table, and Megan of Allergy Free Alaska. Your submissions each week will appear on all 4 websites, in addition to possibly being highlighted on our many social media platforms.  To follow […]

Basil Infused Honey Plums

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Have you ever infused honey with herbs? I was looking up pavlova recipes on IBM’s Chef Watson and I found a recipe that called for infused honey. I had never tried to create something like this with honey. I have infused olive oil with herbs, but using honey was new to me. There are so […]

Mango and Coconut Dessert Sashimi

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This week you are in for a treat because we had a fabulous ripe California Keitt mango in our farm box this week. I have written several posts about the wonderful fresh farm box that we get each week from Farm Fresh to You. I am really excited to tell you that going forward, I […]

Lunchtime Review of Krung Thai

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If you don’t look closely, you will drive right past Krung Thai. Although this restaurant is on the main road, it is hidden behind a bunch of trees. I must admit, this restaurant confuses me to no end. If you call and ask about precautions they take for gluten free orders, they will tell you […]

Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Cookies

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What to make with a bag of California Walnuts…why not grind them into walnut meal and make gluten free cookies! When California Walnuts asked if they could send me a bag of walnuts, I said why not? Our family eats walnuts every day. In our yogurt, cereal, baking, we even take them in a baggie […]

DIY Gluten Free Tuesdays


**I am really excited to let you all know that I will be co-hosting this fun gluten free recipe roundup every Tuesday with Megan and Jeanine! Come by every Tuesday to find some great gluten free recipe ideas, or share a recipe of your own :-)** Welcome to  Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday – brought to […]

Celebrating Miso, in an Unusual Way

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Have you ever wondered what else you can do with miso besides making miso soup? Well, I wondered the same thing! I make miso soup a few times a month. It is a quick and easy healthy soup. Sometimes I vary what I put into the  soup…adding vegetables, tofu, or anything else to make the […]

Gluten Free Turkish Fig and Yogurt Cake

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Sometimes a dessert just takes your breath away. That is how I felt when I saw this cake made by Valeria at Life, Love Food blog. It was simple. It was beautiful…. and my photos just can’t do this incredible cake justice. Valeria is from Italy and has been living in London. Her love of […]