Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chick in the Kitchen

I noticed that many of my blogs hits were coming from another food blog, "Chick in the Kitchen." I decided to check out the blog and see what post was referring viewers to my site. It was a post about a farmers market blogging event in which I participated a couple of years ago. In the process I found a great food blog to add to those that inspire me. Check Dara's blog out at

Monday, March 12, 2012

Gluten Free Brownies

I was happy to see my homemade brownie recipe pinned to Nikki Scott's Pinterest page under "Good things to eat!" and a repin by Carol Frith under "Foods i love."

All this chocolate love inspired me to revisit the brownie recipe and rework it in a gluten free version. I am trying my husband on a gluten free diet with much success so my readers will be seeing more gluten free recipes from me.

So here's what I came up with. My food reviewers - the "fam" - loved them and said they are better than the regular ones. See what you think.

Gluten Free Fudgy Brownies
Prep: 20 min.
Bake: 25 min.
Yield: 16

1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
6 tbsp. butter
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1 large egg plus 1 large egg white
1 1/4 cups sugar

Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch square baking pan and set aside. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Melt butter and chocolate until smooth in a saucepan over low heat. Set aside to cool slightly. Combine eggs and sugar in a bowl and stir in chocolate and butter mixture. Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Pour into pan and bake until set in center, about 25 minutes. Let cool.

My family ate them out of the pan before I could remove and cut into squares.

For those familiar with gluten free foods, you may use xanthan gum in your baking as a thickening agent. The package of the flour I was using suggested adding xanthan gum but I did not and they came out just fine.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Know Your Food

Check out the Know Your Food from farm to table campaign of Stonyfield Organic foods. Make a resolution to know your food in 2012. There's a sweepstakes too.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Suffern Farmers' Market Winter Market

If you live near Suffern, NY, check out our new Indoor Winter Farmers' Market!

The buzz around the new Market continues with listings on the Nyack-Piermont, Mahwah, and The Journal News’ which also ran a print story.

Come check out what the buzz is all about the fourth Saturday of each month through May. Upcoming dates are  March 24, April 28, and May 26.

Suffern Farmers' Market

Friday, June 25, 2010

My weekly report on The Journal News Small Bites blog

This Saturday at the Suffern Farmers' Market

This Saturday the Suffern Farmers' Market will welcome Marcello of Marcello's Ristorante in Suffern for a cooking demo. There will be children's activities and Irish music by The Foggy Dew. Mike Malandra will be Our Backyard Featured Artist.

SuffernFarmers' Market web site

Farmers Market Cooking

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