We were going to go to the pool, but it was thundery. So we pulled out our pasta crank and got going on our first try at gluten-free homemade pasta.
Hubs got me Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking as a gift not long ago, and though I’d looked at its lovely pages many times, I’d never tried anything from it. Now that we’ve got two gluten-avoiders in the house, though, I’m more inclined to try gluten-free baking and such. The book has a special gluten-free flour blend recipe. You make a big batch of it and keep it in the fridge for all sorts of recipes.
I’ve made regular pasta with the crank a few times. The gluten-free version was definitely more challenging, and the results, while yummy, aren’t quiiiite the same. Everyone ate it enthusiastically, though, and fought over who got the last bits. I’m sure it will be easier and better the next time. The kids did a great job, but my patience was definitely wearing thin by the last few cranks.
Click here for a similar recipe by the cookbook authors. Hubs and I ate the pasta with basil and walnut puree (same ingredients as in the last post, just adding walnuts. Yum! The kids are begging to try the cinnamon rolls (from the book) next.
For more of my food posts, click here. Have a great weekend!
Well, my blog has been a little quiet so far this year.
Lots of things going on behind the scenes. Exciting things coming up for 2013!
Authors in the Park is growing fast. We are planning an event for March 30th. If you have not already, please give our page a "like" to stay informed.
Besides event planning and booking my calendar for the whole year, I got to spend a week visiting classes at a local elementary school. We celebrated National Literacy Week
by reading from some great books (including mine) and talking about how a young avid reader became an author (me).
Oh, and I've done some writing too.
The Defective Amish Detective
Ho! Ho! Ho! in the Snow
(an After Christmas Special)
I am having fun with this series and I think it is starting to take on a life of its own. Maybe I'm not an Amish author, but I am learning fast. My approach to this is taking the POV of the G-Man, a non-Amish, who befriends and Amish blacksmith. It is an outside look at the Amish and their special way of life. I like that the reader can travel along with the main character as he walks the line between a worldly path and a spiritual path.T’was the night before…wait, that’s not right. But you know Dash…no, you probably don’t know him.
Put it this way, a repentant fixer, an Amish blacksmith with a mysterious past and a Christmas party. That is a recipe for fun on any holiday!
G and Eli have become good friends. Through circumstances beyond their control, Eli comes to the city to celebrate Christmas with G’s family. Their story would not be complete without the right amount of chaos. Throw in a homeless man at the door, a bunch of hot food on wheels and Doctor Mike.
This will be one Christmas you won’t forget. It is ultimately a story of humor and second chances.
When you get into the story, you will see there is much talk of Italian food. My family (not Italian) celebrated the release of this story with a great homemade meal. There is a little bit of everything on that plate, but I'm not giving away the secret ingredient to my sauce!
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This illustration was just accepted to a wonderful blog called They Draw & Cook, it has two of my favorite things: illustration and food. This recipe is a re-interpretation of pasta puttanesca, but easier, where boiling the water is the hardest part. Visit, enjoy and contribute, it has great works in very different styles and tasty recipes. Hmm I´m hungry now.
Esta ilustración fue aceptada para un blog maravillos que se llama They Draw & Cook, tiene dos de mis cosas favoritas: ilustraciones y comida. Esta receta es una reinterpretacion de una pasta puttanesca, pero mucho mas facil, donde hervir el agua es lo mas dificil. Visitenlo, disfrutenlo y contribuyan, tiene trabajos buenisimos en diferentes estilos y recetas muy sabrosas. Hmm me dio hambre.
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