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Gluten free mini cupcakes--Key Lime and Coconut with Pineapple Frosting.  Let's eat!

Gluten free mini cupcakes–Key Lime and Coconut with Pineapple Frosting. Let’s eat!

It’s been a long time coming and it has taken some pushing along the way, but I am finally starting the blog that has been on my mind for awhile.  Like most retirees, I have plenty of “irons in the fire” and they are all important to me.  Let’s start with my gluten free journey.  I will provide a longer explanation later, but suffice it to say that it has been a long journey with plenty of side trips along the way.  I don’t eat gluten free because I want to.  I do it because I have to.  Celiac disease should not be taken lightly.  And lest you think that eating GF is a “fad” let me reassure you that for many people, there is nothing fad about it.  Diagnosis can take years with multiple misdiagnoses and misunderstandings along the path.  Coming to an understanding of what it means to be GF can be an even longer road.  My hope is that you will find some suggestions here that will help you chart your own journey and be more informed even if your health doesn’t require a GF lifestyle.

I don’t spend all my time in the kitchen.  My free time (when not being Nana) keeps me in my sewing room.  I was recently part of a discussion about sewing rooms vs. sewing studios.  I have always called my sewing space a room–even when it was just a machine on the table.  But sewing and quilting requires creativity and if a studio represents my creative nature, I need to begin thinking of my space as a true studio.  So from this day forward it will be a sewing studio.  And if I forget to apply the appropriate designation, feel free to remind me of my promise to keep my sewing space as a studio and not just another room in the house.

If you found me because you want to learn more about being gluten free, welcome!  Perhaps you will learn a bit more about the decades-old craft of quilting here too.  And if you joined me because quilting is your “thing”, welcome!  What you learn about a gluten free life style while you quilt may help you discover a few things about staying healthy.  Whoever you are, join me on the trip and welcome to my blog!

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