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Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef cookbook, interview with Shauna James Ahern Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef cookbook, interview with Shauna James Ahern

  Shauna James Ahern, a.k.a Gluten-free girl, inspires me. When I read her blog posts (She is also on Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr), I get a feeling as if life is one big, ongoing, happy celebration. There’s beautiful food, and fun with friends, parties, and picnics, and potlucks, living on a dreamy island with her […]

Carrot cake in the sunset Carrot cake in the sunset

This was the perfect cake to take to the beach. *** I really have nothing else to add to that. I made H. go into the kitchen to bake a cake! With his mom! (The in-laws visited us.We haven’t seen them in a long, long time.) You know, to snoop around and learn her secrets… […]

Just a reminder Just a reminder

… of another yummy “cake” to make this summer. (And I’m writing “yummy” ‘cos I’m in a hurry–can you tell?!) Only thing, in this hot weather the buttery dough melts when you work it, so if it happens to you too, pop it back in the fridge to chill a bit and continue—don’t let it […]

Almond cake with blueberry compote Almond cake with blueberry compote

Oh My Goodness! The last time I posted a cake recipe was in April!!!! I love baking and I have to bake a cake for the weekend—no, no one is putting a gun to my head–or else I go bananas. Or nuts. I might have missed 2, or 3, or 4 Friday baking sessions in […]

The Newlywed Kitchen cookbook, interview with Lorna Yee The Newlywed Kitchen cookbook, interview with Lorna Yee

When I first heard about the The Newlywed Kitchen cookbook, I joked that “If I had to write a newlywed cookbook, it would have ended with divorce, or murder.” This week, H. (a.k.a, The Husband) and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. While we make a pretty good team in most areas of life (we […]

Whidbey Island, WA: A 2-day trip Whidbey Island, WA: A 2-day trip

We just came back from a 2-days trip to Whidbey Island, WA. Ah, what a place! So laid back; just what I need/ed. The first town we visited was Langley. It has beautiful shops, galleries, restaurants, and a public beach… Charming. It was chilly and cloudy that day so we spent more time on the […]