Make Your Own Gluten-Free Flour

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Mix your own gluten-free flour

My search for a easy to mix, easy to use, gluten-free flour recipe began a decade ago when I discovered I had celiac disease. While people choose to avoid gluten for a variety of reasons, anyone with celiac knows wheat, barley or rye will trigger an immediate reaction by your immune system on your digestive tract.

The alternative to feeling miserable and permanently damaging your digestive system is to avoid gluten. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop eating all the things you love.

Simply mix these 5 ingredients in equal amounts and you’re back to baking your favorite treats – gluten-free!


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North and South Recipes for Fried Green Tomatoes

Growing up on the east coast of Canada, we frugally made the most of the garden harvest each year, right down to the last rock-hard green tomatoes left on the vine at first frost. It wasn’t until I grew up and moved away that I learned a whole chunk of the world has a completely different way to make fried green tomatoes!

Now, there are endless variations on the dish, of course, but I divide the recipes into two camps – northern style and southern style. Up north, it’s all about the bacon fat. Down south, you’re talking a delicious deep-fry delight. But one thing in common to both recipes is the distinctive sharp flavor of unripe tomatoes.

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Nothing Says Love like a Custom Chocolate Bar

Anyone can just grab a heart-shaped box of chocolates off the store shelf to give to their sweetie at Valentine’s Day or “just because,” – but here’s a truly inspired idea to win the heart of the chocaholic you adore.

How about a bar of luscious Belgian chocolate, fancied up with your own special DIY combination of fruit, nuts, and candies that you know your loved one craves? Even more exotic tastes, too, like gummy bears or bacon bits!


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Weird Kitchen Science and Dancing Dinners

Food is an adventure in science, as any intuitive cook well knows. But sometimes the science can get just a teensy bit weird, as in the Japanese seafood delicacy known as Odori-Don, or “dancing squid bowl,” a trendy variation on a traditional dish of Hakodate, Japan.

If you haven’t seen the action-packed video, here you go — Dancing Squid Bowl a.k.a. Dancing Zombie Squid: (more…)

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Do You Know This Italian Almond Bread?

Food Mystery!

One of our readers has written in with a wonderful food mystery on his hands — there’s a certain almond bread he remembers from back in the 1970s, and he is hoping to find the recipe to share with his family. Now, I’ve run this question past a couple of food-savvy friends, and checked my own cookbook library, but the bread isn’t ringing a bell…

Can you help?

Here’s the story.

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