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After years of ill health, always carrying pepto with me and regular migraines, I went gluten free in January of 2003. It was hard at first, but it changed my life for the better. I couldn’t tell you the last time I took pepto nor do I keep constant track of where the nearest bathroom is located. I still get migraines, but those come from other sources that I’m still trying to nail down.

Everything you see posted in this blog food wise is gluten free because that is all I cook. I started this blog in 2009 to keep track of what I was making with my every other week share from Harmony Valley Farm. In 2010, I switched to Vermont Valley Community Farm, but with the same goal: never throw out anything because I don’t know what to make with it and it went bad. I still try to focus on this a bit, but I’ve expanded to topics as I see fit. For 2011 I’ve decided to go full farmer’s market and not get a CSA share. I live within biking distance of the largest producer only farmer’s market in the country, and the are numerous other smaller ones within easy driving distance.

I regularly update my thoughts on food. I’ve played around with the primal/paleo diets. I also tend towards low carb simply because I am a cheap lazy celiac. I’m too cheap to regularly buy gluten free specialty products, and I’m too lazy to make them myself with any sort of regularity. More than a year after declaring 2010 my year of fitness, I’m still working on what that really means to me. I bought my first pair of true running shoes a few weeks ago. My bike should be out of the basement in a few weeks. And I’ve even gone swimming a few times in the past two months.

I try to focus what I write here on gluten free food, both cooking it myself and eating out, research being done about celiac disease, and general self care (which includes my fitness goals). You’ll also notice if you look through the archives some mentions of politics. I have fairly strong leanings, and with what has happened in Wisconsin in 2011, it’s no surprise that I have a strong opinion about it and have used this platform to express it.

Last updated 4/20/11.

4 Responses

  1. This is a great idea for a blog. You might be interested in a book a friend of mine helped write and edit. From Asparagus to Zucchini, A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce. It was written for the Madison (WI) Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition.

    The book really helps when you don’t know what to do with that beet, rutabaga, or winter squash.

  2. This is a great idea for a blog. You might be interested in a book a friend of mine helped write and edit. From Asparagus to Zucchini, A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce. It was written for the Madison (WI) Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition.
    +1

  3. Great post thanks!

  4. Thank you for the great resource!! Please, PLEASE disable onswipe for your iPad visitors (like me!), it makes your recipes impossible to get at and more often than not crashes the iPad too. It’s something WordPress installs by default, and you have to turn it off to *not* use it…

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