I’ve been way off the blogosphere lately. You might have noticed. We’ve been busy. Since my last post in early July we went through the growing season and I learned what to do with Ground Cherries (pie anyone?). We had a great City Fresh Season through our Community Supported Agriculture program. I successfully made compost for my yard – I grew dirt! And of course, I had a baby. She came one beautiful afternoon after a morning of working in the garden. She came fast enough to be born at home. She wanted to be in the garden too I think. So, that’s what’s been going on here and why I’ve been fairly quiet. Honestly, that’s why I probably won’t have tons of posts coming up either.
But, I’m still working on a few new projects that will be worth sharing. For starters, like many babies, she doesn’t tolerate cow milk in my milk. I am dairy-free again, just like I was with my son when he was a baby. I’ve noticed that the grocery landscape has changed a lot in the last few years. There are many more dairy-free and gluten-free options. Plus, almond milk is now in every store, and even combined with coconut milk 🙂 The store down the street has been running a deal on almonds. I’ve been buying them by the pound and have successfully made almond butter, almond milk, and this week I plan on trying my hand at almond yogurt. I think those will be their own post too.
Unlike the last time I was off of dairy, eating seems like a less work. It helps that we have better tools this time, like the Allergy-Free Deserts cookbook. We made the apple muffins this evening and they were delightful. Now that I’ve cracked the code on a good flour blend, and have discovered the beauty of coconut oil, which I also didn’t have before, I feel like there’s nothing we can’t make. We eat well. I have no photos at this time; we’ve been eating all the evidence. I hope to start blogging more, and flush out some of these stories and more.
Thanks for your patience, and I hope that all is well in your kitchen!