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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Yes, I'm Alive


I'm still in the land of the living although it seems like time has been suspended as far as my posts are concerned. As you can see from the above picture, I have an angel keeping me very busy nowadays.
All is well here and I continue to try new gluten-free recipes. I wouldn't say I've done any innovations in the kitchen and therefore haven't posted. I will tell you I think Carol Feinster's French Bread recipe is "to die for", or "to live for" as some put it. It has a huge amount of yeast in it, and I stayed away from that for awhile. I think yeast spins my son up (you know, the yeast/gut theory) and so I've avoided it. However, I couldn't get out of my head the fact that yeast dies at a certain temperature. I don't think he has an intolerance to the actual yeast protein or makeup but rather the fact that it can grow in numbers in the gut as it feeds on sugars. I tell you, it's like he's been drunk at times because of being so silly, loud and impulsive. I do think that items like breadsticks that don't cook as long are a problem if he eats too much of it, but the french bread seems to be fine (that's the only yeast item I've been making) and we're all in heaven.

What else is new? I've been subbing this year, as I wasn't able to get a teaching position. The few jobs that have been open attracted 100-200 applicants each. It was hard to even get an interview! I did stumble across subbing for a charter school in the area. I've been so impressed with it - the small class size, the respectful students and friendly staff. Now I know I would like a job there as opposed to some of the other schools I applied at. Hopefully a position will open up next year. They seem to be real pleased with my work and that feels good. For now, that is bringing in some extra change and working out real well.

Other than that, I can't wait for Thanksgiving, because we're having quite a few family members here for that. It will be nice to know that I don't have to stress for my son what is on the menu!!
I know that people reading this blog can appreciate that!

Take care and hope to post a few recipes with pictures soon!
God Bless You,
Debbie

3 comments:

Gluten Free Sourdough Baker said...

Just wanted to let you know I have developed gluten free yeast free sourdough bread and muffin recipes. I developed them for my own food allergies, which are many. You seem to be all set with your baking but if you want to take a step into sourdough, my starter recipe and first successful loaf bread are on my blog, glutenfreesourdough.blogspot.com and my complete, and continually growing ebook, The Art of Gluten Free Sourdough Baking, is available on my website, www.food-medicine.com.
sincerely,
sharon

The Gluten-free 'Dish' said...

Hi Debbie! I was just getting ready to leave a comment yesterday and then I got interrupted and now I see your post! I'm glad you are doing well and just wanted to tell you that we missed seeing you. Blessings to your family. We all have so much to be thankful for.

Debbie said...

Thanks for the comments and stopping by. Sharon, I will certainly check out your post. You must have read my mind and what I failed to put in the post - that I am now on to the quest for great sourdough bread! Oh dear - I just read "yeast-free" also - that would be a bonus to many.