Sunday, December 27, 2009

"Top 10 Mistakes people make on the Gluten Free/Casein Free (GFCF) diet"

Sometimes someone says it well enough that I don't really need to add anything.
Is a great link, and those that are seeking some more answers...

"Top 10 Mistakes people make on the Gluten Free/Casein Free (GFCF) diet"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Music - healthy for the soul

Renaissance Festival Podcast

Weekly music and entertainment from Renaissance festivals with Celtic music, Irish folk music, Scottish bagpipes, English folk, Gypsy music, and Renaissance tunes.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pama Liqueur - Gluten Free

Dear Quincidence,

Thank you for contacting Heaven Hill Distilleries and for your inquiry regarding our gluten-free products.

I have attached a list of our products, including PAMA, that are gluten-free. Some of these products constituent ingredients include corn, barley, rye or wheat, but are, in fact, gluten-free. The distillation of the constituent ingredients eliminates many of the elements which affect those with gluten intolerance. However, it is important to consult a health care professional to gauge your sensitivity.

Our vodka is made from 100% corn.

If I can be of further assistance, please let me know.


Tiena Haag

Consumer Relations Administrator

Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.

Try our 2009 release of the Parker's Heritage Collection "Golden Anniversary" celebrating Master Distiller Parker Beam's 50 years as a distiller.

Heaven Hill reminds you to “Think Wisely. Drink Wisely.”

so.. here is a recipe in Celebration

Q'S Green/Ted Tea

1 12 oz Green Tea/Ginger-ale Soda can

3 full sized ice cubes

2-3 oz pama poured into

pour in that order into a pint glass


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quick and Easy Hearty Vegtable stew Gluten Free - Frying pan style

1 package rice shell macaroni
1/2 baked butternut squash - normal size
3 oz cheddar, Monterrey Jack, or Pepper Jack cheese
4 -5 small zucchinis. circumference the same as maybe a half dollar

  1. Boil pasta and let drain. I always add the rice pasta to the cold unboiling water to give it a head start, I find it usually increases my perfect soft al dente pasta or to your liking. Otherwise the pasta stays starchy and firm in the middle too long.
  2. Saute the zucchini until tender but still firm. I used canola oil to saute then added some of the pasta water to the frying pan to help steam the zucchini.
  3. Be sure the baked squash is cut in 1 inch cubes or country style broken apart to bite sized pieces. I am using half a squash from my previous dish.
  4. with the zucchini softened and almost ready to serve, top with butternut squash squares, 1/4 inch chuncks or rectangle chunks of cheese.
  5. Put a lid back on for it to steam all vegetables for a bit longer in the pasta broth, while the cheese sweats and melts.
  6. Can be served in the frying pan for adults, or cut with a spatula and served in stew bowls.
  7. Top with Italian seasonings, capers, green olives, grated Parmesan cheese, or even Romano cheese.
This can also be baked if one desires, but I find the frying pan helps soften and yet leave firm the zucchini which can so easily turn to Italian vegetable soup mush.

If you are looking to make this dish with added meat, you may add a can of tunafish at the end of number 5.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Autumn snack pasta

Just a quick fix of Butternut Squash with pasta
Bake one whole butternut squash, I didn't cut and split and take out the seeds, in fact I let it keep the moisture without getting boiled.

put rice pasta in the cold water, three cups water, two cups pasta.
be sure that the past gets drained just before the seeds are coming out of a DONE squash. Otherwise the pasta gets dried out.

So I put a slit in a butternut squash, put a spaghetti squash with a little slit, and baked them 45 minutes at 375 degrees.
When I split open and gutted the squash it was super beautiful.

The pasta servered into a bowl, then I just scoop country bite sized pieces from the shell. Just take a soup spoon, scoop out bite sized pieces right ontop of the pasta.
Then drizzle and dollop two generous tablespoons (again you can use the same soup spoon if you want) of sunflower butter onto the top.

Creamy white rice pasta
Bright autumn orange baked orange butternut squash
Rich suede brown nutbutter

if you need a tablespoon of whipped butter or cream over the pasta first that is fine, but I found that the sunbutter a great sauce.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Speaking of Vaccines.

Sometimes I find a site you might enjoy. You know, someone who I agree with some of what they are saying, and can guide you to check out their site. Find more about celiac disease, (Coeliac disease, CD) and maybe find some answers to those terrible depression states, the horrible digestion issues, and sometimes the reasons these things save our lives from a life of fast food and loss of interest in the fine art of FOOD.
Don't let food be your enemy. Food can be wonderful and healing.
Here is another site I recommend you look into.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

North America Hostels Listing - All Hostels in North America at

North America Hostels Listing - All Hostels in North America at

I was looking into how to travel within a budget and a great gift for a friend. Instead, I think I am going to post this for all, because then, when your food budget is high, your traveling housing can be adventurous.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Primo - dining experience

Oshkosh Wisconsin
Jackson Street

Serves Redbridge beer
has gluten free pizza that make me happy.
Has wonderful gluten free flourless chocolate death cake...

dinner was scrumptous.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Healthy living

You know, I often talk about the effect of oral consumption.
Today, I am going to talk about consumerism or consumption - more importantly what one can do to make a difference.

how to start
Simply visit to find your local group and begin liberating a garage near you!

How to SHOW your Support of the cause neat stuff!

Donations for a group making a difference.

As a nonprofit organization, The Freecycle Network™ exists only by the grace of donations. We are currently designing a new website and could very much use your help!
Lacking any fundraising staff, we are currently only able to accept online donations.
Please give online by clicking on the
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We thank our founding corporate sponsor, Waste Management,
for their generous support.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wisconsin tenant Landlord STATE fact sheet

It is coming that time to move again.
so many people forget what their rights are. Here is a little helping hand.

If a landlord withholds any part of the security deposit for routine cleaning or carpet cleaning that is related to "normal wear and tear" this violates Wisconsin Administrative Code, chapter 134.
The landlord cannot deduct cleaning costs, painting costs or carpet cleaning costs from a security deposit unless there was tenant "damage, waste or neglect."

When a landlord returns less than the full security deposit and the tenant accepts this
partial amount, this still does not prevent the tenant from claiming that the landlord owes
the tenant more or all of the security deposit.

Can a lease or "Nonstandard Rental Provision," include a provision about carpet cleaning?
Neither a lease nor a "Nonstandard Rental Provision" may include a provision that
claims to authorize an "automatic deduction" from the security deposit for cleaning or other
maintenance that is caused by "normal wear and tear."
A provision to authorize a routine withholding from the security deposit for "normal wear and
tear" violates Wisconsin Administrative Code, chapter ATCP 134.
The landlord may make deductions from the security deposit only when there is tenant
"damage, waste or neglect" or other damages for which the tenant is legally responsible.

Please read your contracts, and know that not all contracts are legally enforceable.
Also, one day late with your rent is actually enough cause for the eviction process to be started.
Tenants and Landlords have rights, but mainly it is about respect

Thursday, June 11, 2009

CSA Community Supported Agriculture

Just another resource that might inspire you to catch up on things in your area.
Community Supported Agriculture is a great resource for fresh produce and depending on how active or vibrant the community, you can find some even provide cheese or such things in their baskets.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Breakfast with a cute couple

Kassandra Kate and I have quite thoroughly enjoyed the view of our little forest of bird feeders.
We get visited by gold finches, a pair of cardinals, red sparrows, chipies, baby robins, and even this morning's breakfast guests.
I enjoy the birdsong and watching the tail of a furry friend - swish, swish, swish - and then the Cat chirps to notify me of new arrivals, like a hostess at a good restaurant

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Photographer of the Fur or Feathery children

When I find someone that is superb in their design, field or profession, I have to share. I have to refer others to that wonderful talent, I have to praise the intent and commitment.

I think you might like his profile as well as his profession.

Contact Information

Monday, June 8, 2009

Kombucha tea

OH that did not work for me!
Fermented in a way that I never thought possible.  It tasted like the bottle had been left out in the back alley for a hobo to get drunk on..
Why would I ever put my taste buds through that again?

I know it is a condiment, but it is integral

What is egg salad, tuna salad or a relish plate without pickles.
Well, the search for how or where Gluten lurks is still ongoing.

More research to find the gluten free products that are sold locally.
Tuna salad just isn't as fun to dip a cracker in without that little zing.
More searching.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Will there be a health challenge to me in China?

With Celiac disease I worry just a little about moving to a new place and learning the wait staff and restaurateurs level of interest in taking care of my food allergy. Now, I have a second thing to worry about.
I should hope you will all keep your fingers crossed for me.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


I have to say, that my favorite stress day reliever is a banana some mini marshmallows, and the bittersweet melted chocolate, heated and devoured or savored. it is a great gluten free dessert and cheap.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Fraud Alert

I do subscribe to a few magazines. I get them free for payment of filling out online surveys....Thus, when I got a letter/note, slip of paper saying, Notice of Renewal/New Order, your subscription is automatic with receipt of your payment should you choose to respond to this offer. please call customer service with any additional inquiries. see back of offer for additional details.

The subscription.. # YEARS at

not the normal tactic of a magazine to renew. So I did a little searching, and you know... I was right...
here is a link to another person posting similar experience.

see? from the link, they received the renew notice from the magazine later that week.... so yeah...
Just thought I would give you all a heads up.
also from the site....National Magazine Services, Inc.
PO Box 98
Elmsford, NY 10523

---as well as --

Magazine Distribution Services, Inc.
1350 E Flamingo Rd.,
Suite 138 #749
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Suite 138 #749 ?