THE LIGHT IN ITALY

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6:30am. We slept with the windows open last night and wrinkled white cotton sheets cover our bodies. I hear the birds first; their songs float like notes of wind chimes in the air. The weather has been spectacular this week with blindingly-bright sun and pale blue skies.

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TACO SALAD WITH CRISP BELL PEPPER DRESSING

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It appears I’m always running behind – from current fashion trends to food-centric holidays with Cinco de Mayo being no exception. If you find yourself scrambling for something quick and easy to serve, this might be the recipe for you – but first, I’m going to share a bit of our recent trip The Professor and […]

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BLUEBERRY MERINGUE ROULADE WITH LEMON CURD

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I have spring on my mind even if Mother Nature isn’t quite cooperating; we enjoy a handful of glorious days with perfect temperatures and Robin’s Egg blue skies and 48 hours later it’s overcast and gloomy. However, my peonies have poked their plumy-pink stems up through the ground as has our rhubarb patch so I […]

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GLUTEN-FREE HAM & CHEESE WRAP WITH HONEY MUSTARD

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I’ve been gluten-free for more than three years now and in the beginning, I’ll admit to being a bit apprehensive about navigating the gluten-free world. I knew I was ahead of the game because I already knew how to cook and was relieved I wasn’t learning that skill along with trying to figure out what was […]

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GLUTEN-FREE CURRIED BROCCOLI-CHEDDAR TART WITH BACON

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Just a super quick recipe post for you today – and it also happens to be one of our favorites: Curried Broccoli-Cheddar Tart with Bacon. Tender bites of green broccoli suspended in currried whipped egg, scattered with spring onions, cheddar cheese and topped with crispy pieces of bacon. And if that weren’t enough, all that […]

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PHOTO ESSAY – NEW ORLEANS

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The Professor and I were in New Orleans last week – it was the first time either of us had visited this fabulous city and by the end of the week, we were both smitten. The weather was perfect – sunny and warm with a gentle breeze; there is so much to see and do […]

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GLUTEN-FREE SHRIMP BITES WITH CHIPOTLE CREAM

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I love a great chip, don’t you? Potato chips, veggie chips, corn chips and tortilla chips. Chips with ridges, kettle-cooked, salt and vinegar, black pepper, nacho-cheese and barbecued – I have enjoyed my fair share of chips and dips over the years. 

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GLUTEN-FREE MAPLE-BACON DOUGHNUTS

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Doughnuts. The mere mention of doughnuts and my knees grow weak; glazed, frittered, cream-filled, jelly-filled, cinnamon dusted, powder sugar dusted, nut-topped, plain, fried or baked, I’ll admit to being an equal opportunity eater of all things doughnuts. 

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GLUTEN-FREE BAKED PENNE WITH SPICY SAUSAGE

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I’ve been fortunate to have traveled to Italy five times in the last 18 years; my first trip was a two-week stint with a group of fellow college students as part of a team to help renovate an apartment space for a pastor of a local church in Rome. It was the very first time […]

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GLUTEN-FREE RICOTTA CHEESECAKE WITH STRAWBERRY SPOON FRUIT

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It all started with meatballs and a piece written by an extroverted freelance writer with a desire to gather friends, family and strangers around her table and to share food and build community. ‘Friday Night Meatballs‘ became a movement of sorts and Facebook exploded with people who wanted to create their own Friday Night experiences. We really liked the concept too and while […]

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