Friday, March 26, 2010

Gluten-Free Desserts Books - Just eBooks now

Update 1: all the print edition cookbooks are sold now. 

Update 2: our Printed cookbook is sold-out and we have also stopped selling the Kindle version of our cookbook. Instead, we have now made many of our high-quality gluten-free recipes available for free online (link). We prefer to simply offer our recipes online, at our website, for all to view.

GF Recipes from the New Kitchen
The new kitchen is getting quite a bit of use, and it has yielded some new recipes and variations that we are posting on our Free Gluten-Free Recipes Library as we have time. My wife has recently come up with this very nice crispy thin-crust gluten-free pizza crust recipe that I am quite a fan of. It is not dairy-free (since it uses the miracle gluten-free ingredient of isolated whey-protein in it), but if you can consume a bit of refined dairy protein (it is lactose free: this is just the protein), you will enjoy the crispy crunchy crust that holds up when loaded down with cheese and sauces -- it does not just fall apart or crack when you pick it up, but stays quite nice and crispy.

Building our new Gluten-Free Kitchen
I have not being very active here on the Gluten-Free Blog in the past month or so, as I have been busy with home-remodeling activities — I have tried to create what is the near-term vision of our "perfect kitchen" for baking all those wonderful wheat-free and gluten-free delights. (this may remain the long-term vision too, as I don't think I can do this again)

I believe that after this few months of hard work, the new gluten-free kitchen is complete — removing/lowering a large wall, building a new counter-top in its place, refinishing what turned out to be beautiful cabinets (after I finished stripping the paint from them and sanding, staining, and re-varnishing all of the doors). But, in the end, it is hopefully worth all the effort.

Here is one view:

We wanted a very OPEN kitchen, with plenty of counter-space and preparation area, with baking and cooking pans and utensils close at hand (there is a pot-hanger above the stove; though it does not show in the picture. In addition, we wanted to be able to entertain and immerse ourselves in the action and conversation even as we prepared meals, snacks, and desserts for our guests. We also like to demonstrate our gluten-free cooking techniques to those that wish to observe, and this new kitchen makes all of that possible in a way no other kitchen could.

From the kitchen, we can now see people entering the house (over the stove — it is a clear view to the entry way) and then continue to interact with guests as they work their way throughout the living room and dining room areas too. There is a large fireplace in the middle of it all (though, we have yet to use it) that we have considered converting into a "brick oven" instead. Aside from the fireplace in the middle of the room, it is all wide open.

Finally, we also wanted to enjoy the view of the outdoors from our kitchen. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen working on recipes (gluten-free desserts and many other GF items), and the existing kitchen blocked the view considerably : no longer the case! Now we can bake as we take in the scenery of the surrounding valley here in Eastern Ohio. Even in the Winter time, the new design is marvelous at getting ample natural light into the kitchen.

Continue to read this Gluten-Free Blog for all sorts of gluten-free recipes, product-reviews, and related information. In addition, visit my Gluten-Free Recipes Site where many of the recipes I have featured on this blog are available.