Category Archives: Domestic

Due North

Every year since the Midwestern Gentleman and I met, we have taken a late-summer vacation on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota.  We’ve been particularly excited about this year’s trip, because we secured a phenomenally beautiful, hike-in campsite on … Continue reading

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Eating Gluten-Free in the Phoenix Area

I enjoyed a brief vacation at my mom’s new place in Arizona last week, and it was a treat to eat out at several restaurants which can accommodate gluten-free diners.  I tend to have more confidence in restaurants that specify … Continue reading

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Campfire Cooking on a Gluten-Free, Anti-Inflammatory Diet

At first, packing a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory camp pantry for a week-long camping trip in Minnesota seemed a bit daunting.  Then I really thought about it, and realized that a lot of what we eat translates fairly well to cooking over … Continue reading

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How I “Got Lucky”

A year ago this month I was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disease after two years of being sick enough to know something was wrong — truly wrong — beyond the usual suspects of overwork, lack of sleep, and “that … Continue reading

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Healthy Holidays: Hiking Camelback Mountain

When the Midwestern Gentleman and I left home on the Winter Solstice, our backyard looked like this, courtesy of “Snowstorm Draco.” After spending the weekend with the Gent’s family in the equally snow-blanketed Twin Cities, we flew to Arizona, where … Continue reading

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Eating Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free in Kansas City, MO

On Week 6 of the Elimination Diet, I decided to add nightshades back onto the menu so our long weekend in Kansas City, MO, wouldn’t be quite so difficult to negotiate culinarily.  I was still avoiding gluten, dairy, and corn … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-changes: Identifying Food Sensitivities with an Elimination Diet

Hey, gang.  You may have noticed my blogging schedule has been a bit off lately.  There have been a lot of changes happening in my kitchen, and more recipes failing to thrill than I’ve experienced in many years of cooking.  … Continue reading

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Bombfire Pizza

For my day job as a book and paper conservator, I recently attended a weekend-long continuing education workshop at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation in Mt. Carroll, IL.  The program’s director encouraged workshop participants to join her for dinner … Continue reading

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Holiday on the North Shore: Two Harbors, MN

Something happens to me when I get as far north as Duluth, MN.  Driving from Iowa, we take 35 N to get to the North Shore, and at Duluth we get our first glimpse of Lake Superior.  The sight of … Continue reading

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Gone Fishin’

The Midwestern Gentleman and I are off honeymooning on the gorgeous North Shore, which stunned my Yankee sensibilities the first time I visited it.  I’m convinced Lake Superior is one of the Midwest’s best-kept secrets (a secret every Midwesterner is … Continue reading

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