Monday, February 18, 2013

150 Best Gluten-Free Muffin Recipes -- Book Review

150 Best Gluten-Free Muffin Recipes by Camilla V. Saulsbury.

I have made 3 different muffin recipes from "150 Best Gluten-Free Muffin Recipes & I have had success VERY time.  My family LOVES them!  The recipes I have made are Pumpkin Muffins--the best Pumpkin Muffins I have ever had, & I am not fussed on Pumpkin Muffins,--Blueberry Muffins & Banana Sorghum Muffins. 

What I really like about this book is besides the different flours that you need for gluten-free baking most of the ingredients are in your pantry.  There is a gluten-free flour blend at the beginning of the book that is used in most recipes.  It is a blend of brown rice flour, potato starch & tapioca starch.  All these flours are easily obtained.  Definitely recommended for anyone who needs to be gluten-free and wants to bake muffins.  I will definitely be making more recipes from this book "150 Best Gluten-Free Muffin Recipes"

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Into the Abyss -- Book Review

Into the Abyss:  How a Deadly Plane Crash Changed the Lives of a Pilot, a Politician, a Criminal & a Cop by Carol Shaban. 

I read a review for this book "Into the Abyss" by Carol Shaban a while ago in the Saturday Toronto Star.  It's a true account of a plane crash that occurred on October 19, 1984 piloted by then 24 year old Erik Vogel.  Only 4 passengers where to survive that night, the pilot, a politician, a criminal & a cop.  This crash would have made national newspaper headlines as much for the survivors as well as the deceased.  This happened 9 months after I arrived in Canada.  I do not remember the headlines or news stories.  After reading the Toronto Star review I immediately put the book on hold at the public library.  There was already about 3 holds ahead of me making my wait around 9 weeks if everyone held onto the book for the 3 weeks borrowing period.  About a week ago I received a phone call to say the book was ready to be picked up.  I got home & started to read "Into the Abyss".  That was a mistake.  There is only one word to describe "Into the Abyss" and that is RIVETING!  I could not put it down.  Making dinner was forgotten, I think the girls ended up making homemade KD and hot dogs for dinner that night.  "Into the Abyss" is clear, concise, powerful and wonderfully written.  Make sure you have plenty of time to read "Into the Abyss" because you are not going to be able to put it down.  Definitely recommended!!


Friday, February 01, 2013

More Sewing

I needed to make that bag to put the fruit and vegetable display in for transportation.  It would be good to keep it stored in the bag when not in use as well. 

Basket of Fruits & Vegetables for Plant a Row booth display

 Finished bag took about an hour to make.  Very simple.
Finished bag
Finished bag with basket, fruits and vegetables in it.