chocolate pancakes

School started back up (in Florida) and pretty soon it will be “Fall”…it will still be 75 degrees, but we’ll all pretend it’s not. We’ll switch from ice tea/coffee to hot pumpkin chai whatevers, ditch the flip flops for boots (short and tall), then change out our chachkis (tiny gourd, anyone?) We tend to be…

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quiet not blind

Had a long talk with my Mom a couple days ago. It was nice. I vented a lot, maybe cried a little. She gave me a good pep talk; put me in the right direction, told me I’m the only one that can do it, nobody else can do it for me. Something someone else…

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hello french toast

French toast, also known as eggy bread, Bombay toast, German toast, gypsy toast, poor knights, or Torrija, is a dish made of bread soaked in milk, then in beaten eggs and then fried. – Wikipedia Back before I knew gluten was a problem for me I would go almost every Sunday morning to my favorite…

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here i am, with cake

Did everyone have a nice weekend? It was Easter weekend for those that celebrate. As usual, I hadn’t really planned on doing anything major for the holiday. After goofing off with Mac and the cat for most of the day on Saturday (photo evidence: instagram), I decided to make a bunny cake. It’s one box…

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tangerine trees and marmalade skies

…where rocking horse people eat (gluten free) marshmallow pies… Today was Beatles day… for me, anyway. I’ve got a lot going on that requires complete concentration so I have to have ear buds fully engaged. For a few days I listened to Nine Inch Nails (matched my mood) but once I got all that out…

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it's yummy, it's purple!

Resident best friend, Emily, invited me over for dinner this past Sunday. She’s a great cook and has no fear of new recipes, no matter how complicated. She whipped up some Chicken Cassoulet using a recipe from her Eating Well cookbook and it was really good! I have to say, though, that the highlight of…

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