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please eat pie


It is 1984. My best friend Sharon and I are sitting on the living room floor of our Southern California home, waiting.

Meet Our Sponsors: Alaska Gold Brand


Announcing Alaska Gold Brand seafood as our latest sponsor. We’re crazy about salmon in this house. Danny smokes a side of salmon nearly every week, which we eat as an appetizer for dinner with the kids.

Meet Our Sponsors: Coors Peak


I have to admit this first: I didn’t expect to like Coors Peak. When I thought I could eat gluten, I was a bit of a beer snob.

the old work, better


Someday, I swear, I’m going to go all Leaves of Grass on this site. The first time I said this to Danny, a few months ago, he looked at me with confusion in his eyes. He’s used to my strange pronouncements by now.

slowly, so softly


Once, before there was Desmond or Lucy or Danny, before there was a gluten-free flour business or a James Beard award or the New York Times, before there was a food memoir and two published cookbooks and a third one coming out soon, before there was Twitter or Facebook or Instagram or Periscope (have you tried this thing?

gluten-free cauliflower cake


At breakfast the other day, Lucy put down her fork to make a declaration. “Here are the foods I don’t like, right now,” she said, starting to count on her fingers.

where we eat: Juicebox


Last week, I was reminiscing with Danny about a tiny vegetarian restaurant in Seattle, one of my favorites in the 1990s.

right here.


It was early. My knees felt creaky. The coffee was still burbling through the filter. And I was in the kitchen, gathering ingredients to make gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.

right here.

It was early. My knees felt creaky. The coffee was still burbling through the filter. And I was in the kitchen, gathering ingredients to make gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.

a word from our sponsors: Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oats


When I was first diagnosed with celiac, nearly 10 years ago, I didn’t really care that I would live a life without sandwich bread. Who cares about sandwiches when I could feel good for the first time in years?

how to bake gluten-free: converting recipes


You want to make a carrot cake. Your husband loves it. It’s his favorite cake. He dreams about eating it for his birthday every year.

how to bake gluten-free: converting recipes


You want to make a carrot cake. Your husband loves it. It’s his favorite cake. He dreams about eating it for his birthday every year.

how to bake gluten-free: hydration


Bakers like to talk to each other. We’re slightly odd creatures, after all, and it’s good to know we’re not alone in thinking about different hydration levels in artisan breads or the effect of baking soda on muffins that have been refrigerated overnight.

how to bake gluten-free: hydration


Bakers like to talk to each other. We’re slightly odd creatures, after all, and it’s good to know we’re not alone in thinking about different hydration levels in artisan breads or the effect of baking soda on muffins that have been refrigerated overnight.

the store is open.


The store is open. Our gluten-free flour is here. Danny and I have been working for years to bring you this flour.

the store is open.


The store is open. Our gluten-free flour is here. Danny and I have been working for years to bring you this flour.

a word from our sponsors: morey’s gluten-free smoked salmon


Morey’s Seafood is our latest sponsor. Their smoked salmon and fish creations are gluten-free. We’re pretty crazy about smoked salmon around here.

a word from our sponsors: morey’s gluten-free smoked salmon


We’re pretty crazy about smoked salmon around here. In fact, when I was working today, Danny sent me a photo of our little guy in his highchair, looking happy, reaching for another bite of smoked salmon.

setting our mise en place


Update on this post: the flour store is now open!  A few years ago, rumors of something big about to happen swirled around our small town. There’s a Thai restaurant opening on the island!

setting our mise en place


A few years ago, rumors of something big about to happen swirled around our small town. There’s a Thai restaurant opening on the island!


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