Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rustic Peach Tartlets and a road trip!

Hello friends, my daughter and I are leaving tomorrow morning at 4am on a road trip. Yep, we will cover about 1300 miles in the next week. I am looking forward to spending time in the car with my daughter....I hope she feels the same way, but hey, where is she gonna go? I am also looking forward to seeing my son at the end of tomorrows 10 hour journey.

Please look at the AM1220 website tomorrow. My Recipe of the Week is Rustic Peach Tartlets, they are simple and delicious so I hope you will try them. The website address is, the recipe should be on the front page.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A bit more brownie info

Yesterday was really wonderful! Everyone at KCAL 9 News was so kind and thoughtful.
Thank you again Annette for all of your help and company!

I want to elaborate a bit on the brownie recipe. I use Blue Diamond almond meal as it is gluten free and I like the flavor it lends to my baked goods. For the brownie recipe I always put the almond meal into my coffee grinder to give it a finer texture before I measure it out. There are two white rice flours that I use, one is from Authentic Foods and the Other is Ener-G Sweet Rice Flour. You can find both of these flours at Whole Foods. I love the caramel-like flavor of dark brown sugar and I find that the brownies are not too sweet as can sometimes happen with granulated sugar.

Please write with any questions you have, I would love to hear from you!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

It's going to be a good day!

As I walked down our stairs at 5:30 am this morning, I had to pause by the window. The sky was just starting to lighten and to my surprise it was cloudy! Now, I realize that this may not seem like a big deal to most people, but I am energized by the promise of rain, espcially in the summer! As we all know, summer rain is a rareity in Southern California and I for one find the wonderful aroma of wet grass and summer flowers somthing to be celebrated, something special.

So, the cloudy sky seems to me a good omen as I start my day because today I will be on KCAL 9 News to do a cooking demonstration of my gluten free brownies! I am very excited and yes, a bit nervous. but I have to say that the morning sky is a gift that holds the promise of something a little different from yesterday.... Now, if I could just decide on what top to wear!