Sunday, May 1, 2016

Thrifty Vintage Gluten-Free Recipes Is Now Published!

After months of laboring in my kitchen, tweaking, testing and tasting recipes until they became triumphs, my Kindle book Thrifty Vintage Gluten-Free Recipes is now ready for purchase on Amazon Kindle! You don't need a Kindle to read it! Amazon Kindle books can be read on your phone or iPad (so you can bring it into your kitchen) or your desktop.

I just peeked at my book and I was so excited to see THIS (updated at 12:42 p.m.):

I put a lot into this delicious project so I hope you will enjoy new-to-you dishes! 

And now, to announce the randomly selected winner of a free copy! Congratulations  Stephanie K! Please contact me using the contact form on my blog by May 5th to claim your gift copy.

Thank you to everyone else who entered the contest or commented on my posts along the way. It feels great to see people excited about the recipes. If you purchase my book it helps support my blog. Thank you.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Something Unexpected

Since November 2014, after I knew I would be getting divorced, I have been visiting the Marie Joseph Spiritual Center in Biddeford Pool, Maine for monthly non-denominational spiritual counseling with a wonderful, wise, compassionate nun.

After the two plus inches of spring snow yesterday, the warming sunshine felt so good! The scent of the sea was soothing.

I dined with some of the nuns at noon and told them about the cook book I'm about to publish. They have many guests who eat gluten-free, and they sent their chef over to talk to me. She was very enthusiastic about my book which was lovely to hear. I'm going to gift her a free copy that she said she'll use to cook for future guests. That made me feel great! Then she told me she has a box full of old cook books she no longer uses, and would I like to take some home?

Wow! I picked through and came home with these paperback delights:

One of the takeaways from cooking for and writing Thrifty Vintage Gluten-Free Recipes is that I have scaled back significantly on my meat intake and love it. Moving forward I plan to test and post many more vegetarian dishes from the 1960s and 70s, a groovy time for veggie cookery. Looks like there may be some goodies in here!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Countdown to my cook book release!

I've been very busy behind the scenes getting ready to hit the "publish" button for Thrifty Vintage Gluten-Free Recipes. Additionally, after I publish my book (and you can enter to win a free copy here) I will be blogging about topics I haven't yet delved into in my blog but are important to me and my sobriety--not just from alcohol, but my food sobriety. I hope you'll stick around as my blog evolves yet still reaches back in time for my solutions today that are spiritual yet down to earth.