Cherry Clafoutis (My Gluten-Free Version)

Summer means cherry season is here.  I have been buying cherries like crazy the last few weeks, Bing cherries being my favorite and I had saved some so that I could try and make a Cherry Clafoutis (pronounced Klafo’tis), but, as a gluten-free version of the classic French dessert.  For some reason my need to […]

Read More

Relleno de Papa (Stuffed Potato) And They’re Gluten Free!

  By simply substituting corn starch for flour as a binding ingredient to make the mashed potato dough for Relleno de Papa, you create a delicious gluten-free Puerto Rican staple. My son has long suffered with stomach issues and recently was diagnosed with IBS and has been placed on a gluten free restricted diet. Now I […]

Read More

flowers…always & always

Living in a townhouse, you sometimes are very limited as to where we can plant flowers. We are restricted to the side of the house, which is like stepping into a wind tunnel and is shaded from the sun most of the day.  We planted a small rose bush last year and it is surviving at the […]

Read More

Mink64 – The Influence of Fashion & Repurposed Home Goods

On Friday morning, on a whim, I decided to take a quick drive to the “Square” in Crown Point. I parked my car down the street from Chemshaw’s Donutz and Comics, where I was headed to treat myself to a donut (for National Donut Day…of course) and a cup of coffee.  As I began walking […]

Read More

The Act of Photography

“you don’t make a photograph just with a camera. you bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” – Ansel Adams

Read More