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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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