Not Too Sweet Blackberry Jam

Because of a wet and cold summer, the blackberries on Gabriola Island were late this year.  We had expected to pick gallons and gallons of them in the weeks leading up to the wedding.  Our plan was to make blackberry jam for our guests and also for the filling of the gluten-free lemon blackberry wedding…

Dark Hazelnut Linzertorte with Blackberry Filling (Gluten-free)

I have been visiting my mother on Gabriola Island in British Colombia, Canada.  My dad chose Gabriola as the place he wanted to retire and build a house before he passed away and, a year ago, my husband and I got married here.  My mum comes takes her vacation at the house every August and…

Lemon Blackberry Wedding Cake (Gluten-Free)

This is a recipe for a 3 tier gluten-free wedding cake to feed 70 guests.  We had 100 people at our wedding so we also made a grooms cake as well…basically a separate bottom tier so that there would be enough for everyone.  All of the cake was eaten so I guess that we got…

Blackberry, Lemon, Ginger Tea Cake (gluten free)

Last Christmas, my mother and I made an apple cinnamon cake recipe from the Baby Cakes cookbook.  That’s a really outstanding source of  recipes for wheat and dairy free baking, for those of you who need that kind of thing.  I cannot eat gluten, which is a particularly annoying for someone who likes to bake…

Camper Honeymoon Cookery

Chris and I just got back from our honeymoon.  We drove from British Columbia (where my family is from and where the wedding was) to Tennessee (Where Chris’ family lives) in a diesel Ford pick-up truck with a vintage Slumber Queen truck camper.    The truck and Camper belonged to my daddy, who passed away a…

My new favorite biscuit dough (gluten-free)

Before I had to give up gluten, biscuit making was my super power.  I served biscuits with homemade marmalade and jam for breakfast and tea time.  In the summer  I used biscuit dough as crust for Tomato Pie and Peach Cobbler. In the winter I topped stews with biscuit dough to make Vegetable Pot Pie and Curried…

Feeding the Masses of Miniature Spectacle Makers!

Lately, I have been very focused on helping with the 10th International Toy Theater Festival.  This festival inspired me to begin making my own puppet shows in the 90s, and it is still my favourite festival in the wide world.  It is produced by Great Small Works, a group of theater makers whom I admire…