Category Archives: gluten-free

April
13 - 2010
February
1 - 2010
January
8 - 2010

My DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

As you might know, a very famous coffee chain makes a popular fall and winter beverage called the pumpkin spice latte (let’s give them a little nickname … PSL for short). I admit that I’m among those who rush out each fall and suck down the spicy, sugary goodness. In fact, a conservative estimate would put my PSL spending this fall alone, starting as soon as it was launched in September, at $40 or more. Often, buying designer coffees is my main cash outlay, so I don’t really mind if I spend $4 or $5 a pop on them, but I do try to frequent independent coffee shops. Sadly, the PSL lures me in to the chain again and again, so that I forget what my favorite stores even look like — not to mention the calories and sugar (with nonfat milk, 260 calories and 48 GRAMS OF SUGAR!, and […]

January
6 - 2010
January
5 - 2010

12 Days of Christmas: Pickled Beets

This year I’m celebrating the holidays with a “12 Days of Christmas” series on the abundances of our kitchen and garden. Share your experiences, too, and happy holidays! We’re in the home stretch! On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … 11 pickled beets 10 cellared squashes 9 candied bacon strips 8 oranges’ peels, candied 7 dozen pounds of pork … and fat to render 6 farm-fresh eggs, 5 daikon pickled for banh mi, 4-some gallons of beer, 3 quarts of applesauce, 2 half-gallons of sauerkraut, and 1 quart of yogurt, homemade.

January
4 - 2010
January
3 - 2010
January
2 - 2010

12 Days of Christmas: Candied Orange Peel

This year I’m celebrating the holidays with a “12 Days of Christmas” series on the abundances of our kitchen and garden. Share your experiences, too, and happy holidays! On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … 8 oranges’ peels, candied 7 dozen pounds of pork … and fat to render 6 farm-fresh eggs, 5 daikon pickled for banh mi, 4-some gallons of beer, 3 quarts of applesauce, 2 half-gallons of sauerkraut, and 1 quart of yogurt, homemade.

November
25 - 2009

Healthy Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

In the United States, tomorrow is Thanksgiving – the start to the holiday season that rolls right through Easter in spring, with all the multitudinous accompanying opportunities to overindulge in order to take our minds off the dark days of winter. In honor of the holiday, here are a variety of articles on taking care of yourself through this weekend and into the winter holidays:

November
11 - 2009