Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I do not even want to think about school yet. It all seems a little frighting at this point as we are moving out of our small, safe, wonderful PreK - K school into a regular Portland Public School. Good bye 16 students, welcome for Alena being one of 25+....Yes, I do worry but for now there still is a little less than one week of summer to enjoy. This morning we made a cake, and the oven time just went off....Enjoy those remaining few days...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Coconut Oil Crust
Published in the Oregonian on August 24, 2010
- 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, chilled
- 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour, chilled
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons maple sugar (see note)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 3 to 5 tablespoons ice water
You can find the entire article as well as recipes for Peach Crumbcake, Peach-Blueberry Crumb Pie, here http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2010/08/summer_peaches_are_a_great_exc.html. When you click on the article be sure to also click on Grant Butler's, the author, link on his exploration on Vegan living. There are a bunch of yummy vegan recipes and therefore all entirely CG safe :) Enjoy!
Friday, August 20, 2010
This recall was just released!
Milton's Baking Voluntarily Recalls 24 oz. Multi-Grain Bread in Three States For Undeclared Milk in Some Loaves
Fri, 20 Aug 2010 17:07:00 -0500
Milton's Baking Company is voluntarily recalling Milton's Multi-Grain Bread which was distributed to locations in Northern and Central California, Arizona and Nevada. The company took the precautionary step because the loaves contain milk, an undeclared allergen, which may pose a potential serious and life-threatening health risk to milk-allergic individuals.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Nationwide Milk Allergen Recall of Kroger "Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini"
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:02:00 -0500
Kroger (product distributor) and Contessa Premium Foods, Inc. (product manufacturer) are recalling 24 ounce bags of Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini, because it may contain undeclared milk product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I found both items at New Seasons Market here in Portland. The spreadable chocolate is "Dark Choco Dream", made in Belgium and distributed by Natural Nectar. Here is a link to the manufacturers' site http://www.natural-nectar.com/default.asp?contentID=665. Only the Dark Choco Dream is milk free. The items is also available from various online stores. Oh, and it is quite delicious :)
The chocolate bar is "Sweet Chocolate Dream". It is very creamy, delicious and really sweeter than the usual safe dark chocolate I found. In the dark version, there is also a bar with raspberries, rice crunch, almonds, and just plain dark chocolate. In case you are interested, here is the link http://www.tastethedream.com/products/category/493.php. The girlies - by the way - love it!!!
Happy Chocolate eating to all!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Last weekend we spent two nights in a Tee-Pee at Clyde Holiday State Park at the John Day River. - It took us over five hours to get there, but we were prepared. I had packed a picnic for the road complete with a pint of yummy golden tomatoes (tastes just like candy), a couple of salad's from New Seasons Market, bread, blueberries, sparkling water, salami, and also a small brick of Emmenthaler cheese.
|Alena, Mia Rose, and myself at the Candon Museum|
The next stop was our Tee-Pee...fun, fun, fun minus the mosquito's. I ended up with 40 plus bites as there is absolutely no netting, to keep them out. But we sure had fun. Ron prepared our newly found camping dish of Fajitas, which were again amazing. Here are some more pictures...
|Yummy Fajitas are cooking on the camp fire|
We still wanted to go swimming, and soak in a Hot Spring. A range told us that we could drive back via Pendelton, and stop at Ritter Hot Springs www.ritterhotsprings.com . We drove 11 Miles off the main road into the - seemingly - middle of nowhere. I did not know what to expect and I admit my fear of rattlesnakes, black widow's, and scorpions when we turned off the road to get to the Hot Springs. 11 Miles off the road...and was amazed to find an actual swimming pool. Needless to say that the girls loved it...oh yes, there was also a soaking tub. Walk through the grass - but watch for snakes we were told-, over a suspension bridge (I went), and into the hot tub...a couple more pictures.
All in all it was an amazing long weekend. Fun, fun, fun...
I hope you are all enjoying your summer as well :)
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Here are the links to prior posts
GREAT lab results... http://galactopdx.blogspot.com/2009/07/great-lab-results.html
What is in our fridge?!...http://galactopdx.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-is-in-our-fridge.html
This is an individual journey for each family, and each clinic is also different. It works for us....