I started writing a post about my home team, the Cleveland Indians, in the World Series on October 24. Today is Game Seven and I'm about to change my title to Oh, Tribe! (Both my hands holding my shaking head.)
In the meantime, I've been enjoying making some baseball watching snacks here at home.
I still have to sort through and organize the bedroom closet, figure out where and how to store my yarn stash, and attack the task of unpacking photo albums and frames that have been in storage for two years.
Instead, I've been playing in my new kitchen.
We just moved to Naples, FL from San Francisco, CA. Culture shock, to say the least.
I thought I'd put some words to this move and explain our decision. This blog does have the word diary in its title after all.
Clearance racks and big red sale signs in windows have always beckoned me. Nowadays, I find myself eagerly searching for those signs at food and kitchen stores.
My most recent find:
Had to share this!
Last week, my foodie friend, Cheryl, came to visit from Nashville. She is gluten intolerant and I just bought a bag of almond flour for my pantry.
To be honest, I wanted the almond flour to start making my own macaron cookies. You know, these things:
Homemade macarons have been in my sights for a long time. Sigh...excuse me I while swoon.
Back to the business at hand. Gluten-free cake recipe and gluten-free friend visiting. Worlds collide!
Literally five ingredients. Six, if you want to dust the finished cake with powdered sugar.
For this recipe, you just have to be a bit gentle with the ingredients. You fold some egg whites together with the almond flour and then again into egg yolks. This is a great cake to dress up, either with the dusting of powdered sugar or Dorie's super smart suggestion. She slices it in half horizontally and fills it with jam.
Cheryl gave the cake a big gluten-free thumbs up. It was a great weekend cake for us as we took a small roadtrip to wine country. Even G, who is not used to gluten-free baked items, loved it. Although he has requested that the next one I make include the jam. Some honey. Some chocolate sauce...
Trying zucchini "noodles" for the first time. Used a trusty Titan tool that my foodie friend Cheryl recommended. Gotta say, I'm impressed.