Friday, July 30, 2010

GLUTEN-FREE, you can't undo me!

 We have new eating issues around here.  Carson is lactose-intolerant and Hilary cannot eat anything that contains gluten.  It's been quite a challenge to come up with tasty attractive food for these two while the rest of the carnivores munch away on just about anything that captures their taste buds!  Oh - and Hilary is a vegan.  Geez.
Anyway - I found this in the wildly over-priced are-you-kidding-me gluten-free aisle:
Here's a promise - if you follow the instructions you can create a delicious pizza-pie-crust with this stuff!  I prepared barbecued chicken for Carson's pie and added grape tomatoes, red onion, green pepper and broccoli flowerets fresh from my garden.  Hilary had the same, minus the chicken and heavy on the cheeses!  These pies were uncommonly good.  Bob's Red Mill is the way to go!
I'm having a good tomato season, so far.
And I need it, I need this little success as my pretty "Lady Garden" as Patty has dubbed it, is beginning to show signs of distress.  Even with mulch up to their knees, the broccoli and cauliflower have given up the ghost and I'll be ripping out the cucumber vines at first light.  Judicial picking has not eliminated the appearance of baseball bat-like zucchini and what the hell is up with my celery?  Perhaps my garden has not forgiven me my many absences during those 98 degree days in July.  I watered faithfully, I swear it, and I even weeded before the sun came up on a few sultry mornings.  The truth is, it's always something.  Last year the locals tore out their hair over the tomato blight.  The year before, no one could remember getting a decent corn crop.  
I did manage to get to the LFS yesterday and they had new bolts of fabric, bless their fibery hearts!
This panel was so whimsical that I knew it would have to follow me home, and bring a few of its friends with it.
I've started to set the rows on my Twisted Log Cabin and I could use some help!  I can't decide between the pink cherry block and the blue/red polka dot.  What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Polka dots! Or you could do every other one. I love both fabrics.

Exuberant Color said...

The blue red polka dot looks better to me. I don't think the cherry fabric is a strong enough color.

Anonymous said...

I on the other hand like the cherrys!Amy

JelliDonut said...

I'm a bit partial to the cherry also. Love that twisted Log Cabin!

Chris Hudson said...

If you like both - and I think that you do - why not alternate and use both? It would only add to the happy scrappiness of your fun quilt. Lovely! I enjoy your blog, especially your dog stories. My daughter has a beagle/jack russell, we think, and your description on Aug. 4 sounds so much like her little Cohen. Thanks for sharing.