Sometimes I get questioned on the recipes I put up on my blog. I never post anything I have not made myself. Know too, that if it doesn’t taste great it doesn’t get on this page! I make many things that never reach print for one reason or another. I go back and bake/cook a lot of these things again a year or two later; most of the recipes I post become true favorites of mine. For example, I am making a fig and yogurt cake this afternoon with some of my last few figs. I made the first one for me two weeks ago and knew it was a keeper on my first bite, see the blog post from two week ago. Today I am making it with some orange extract I bought for the purpose to see if that was even better than the lemon extract I used last time. I often switch things up a bit to try different flavors for new results. Next fall, you better believe that I will be making this cake again once the figs ripen. Ditto for that fig and raspberry galette of last week; it was an amazing dessert for sure.
Feel free to change things if you make my recipes; if you hate a seasoning use something you prefer. I do suggest that it may not go so well if you change the proportions in pie crusts, breads or quick breads as baking is really a science; there you need to stick closer to the proportions and ingredients. You still can switch the seasonings if that floats your boat!
If you are new to my blog know that I tend to cook seasonally with fruits and vegetables are they are harvested and ripe. I like using organic and local grown produce as often as possible. I tend to add extra veggies to soups, stews and stir fries as I am a lover of them to a bit of an extreme. My herbs are often grown in my own yard for best flavor and freshness but I do buy them when I don’t have and need them for a dish.
My food is totally gluten free as I must remain gf due to celiac disease. But that doesn’t mean my meals are less than fantastic or that the plate of cookies I bring to your house won’t be delicious. They will, I promise! Gluten free from scratch baked goods CAN taste great. Do not think otherwise and bake gf with confidence for your loved ones.
I cook with love for my friends and family. I cook with joy for the process and I cook with great anticipation for the flavors and textures of my home cooked from scratch gluten free meals. Enjoy!