Wednesday, 8 August 2012

I Spy a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Giveaway!

With the heat we've been getting lately, there's nothing better than a nice, chilly scoop of ice cream, or perhaps a rootbeer float.

If you follow me on twitter, you might have spotted this tweet.

Beyond the fact that marshmallow ice cream makes me drool at the thought of it… to see that there's an ice cream maker offering for giveaway - WAHOO!

Open to Canada and the USA… I think you should enter!

Summer Giveaway! Win a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker #yumicecream

I'm thinking we have to try the recipe for toasted marshmallow ice cream ASAP.


Thursday, 2 August 2012

Well did you know? Mennonite Girls Can Cook! Seriously!

I've had the Mennonite cookbook "Eating More With Less" for quite some time. It isn't a Gluten Free cookbook, per se, but it IS a guide to eating living well, with less, and with less-eaten foods. (Think pulses people… nothing gross here)

Imagine my surprise that There's a BLOG! AND (huge bonus here) there's a GLUTEN FREE section of recipes! WHEEEE!

Check out Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog and see for yourself.

I just love to share a good thing… and the recipe posted today… looks like a really good thing - and has a Gluten Free version!  The one I saw earlier for Balsamic Chicken… I have so many recipes to try…

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Gluten Free Pancake Breakfasts this summer in Edmonton!

From our friends at Kinnikinnick, ( a few dates you should keep in mind… and on the stomach. ;-)

Watch Lori from Kinnikinnick on CTV making pancakes and talking about upcoming GF events here!

July 19, 2012 (Thursday) - Churchill Square Mayors (Gluten Free) Pancake Breakfast 
Cost: $4


The BIG ONE! It's a block party this year!
 July 21, 2012 (Saturday) - Edmonton Celiac Association Gluten Free Pancake Breakfast (Mayor Mandel will be speaking

Last year’s event had almost 500 people show up. This year, we’re expanding and blocking off 120 Street to accommodate even more. Proceeds to support awareness of Celiac Disease and those that are adversely affected by gluten in our community. For more information contact

Cost: $5 for adults, and $3 for kids 12 and under
120 street in front of Kinnikinnick Fresh
10940 120 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5H3P7

July 24, 2012 (Tuesday) - Premier's Alberta Legislature Pancake Breakfast
Alberta Legislature Building
10800 97 Ave. N.W., Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2N6

July 26th, 2012 (Thursday) - Century Park Pancake Breakfast
Heritage Safeway Edmonton AB – 2278
2304 109th St, Edmonton, AB T6J 5E5
Admission: $4.00

Friday, 6 July 2012

Gluten Free Stampede Breakfasts! (List growing)

Yahoooo! It's Stampede Time! Centenary no less, and I'm in Edmonton…but I digress.

On Twitter, you can lear a lot of things. There doesn't seem to be a website that gluten free Stampede breakfasts are listed, so I'll post what I learn as I learn it!

Just learned of another breakfast Sat July 7th at the Gluten Free Marketplace in Country Hills! Youight still have time!! But we might have missed it! Good news though, they're hosting a Gluten Free BBQ Aug 18th! Check their news page for info:

Thanks to the folks at Irving's farms @IrvingsFarms for pointing it out to us!


@ctoverdrive Connor Turner posted:
For those curious it looks like the Calgary Celiac association is having a #stampede100 breakfast. Details are here:

*NOTE: this is held at the Calgary Gluten Free Store near Sunridge Mall! Prizes & discounts at the store. Store opens at 9am. $5/family or non-members. Check their Facebook page and website for all the deets.

Saturday July 7 10am-11:30
315, 2555-32 Street NE
Bring your Membership Card and a Food Bank Donation - gluten free items are always appreciated

@FineFettle Michelle G C posted:
Community Natural Foods #Gluten-free #Stampede Breakfast #yyc:

Saturday July 14 7am - 10am (come early - lineups are long)
Chinook Station Market location
202-61st Avenue SW
Bring your own plates, cutlery and cups and be entered in a draw!


It's a GIRL!

So pleased that our friends over at GlutenFree Edmonton are the proud parents of a healthy baby girl!

Welcome little one, and Congratulations to the happy parents!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Interesting new gluten free blog for you to check out

Well if you can't laugh about being celiac/gluten intolerant, then you should go sit in a corner away from the rest of us.

This blogger has the 'tude to make you laugh until you weep.  We've all been there… glutened by accident, well, her account here was a real crowd pleaser with a few friends I shared it with this morning.

Her blog Are you Freaking Celiac? has a dose of humour, (and a few F-bombs) with a side of good information.

Check it out!

Friday, 27 April 2012

Found a new blog I think you'll enjoy!

Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.  Although she's an American blogger with access to different flours than we have, she has some very interesting comparisons, breakdowns of cost per cup, and some recipes I want to try!

Take this Puff Pastry recipe.  Sure, I scrolled through it - and then went "Hmmmmmm".

Cheese Straws?! WELL! I think I'm going to give it a try when I'm finished these last few Census holdouts in a week.

OH, and she's written a cookbook… While I don't think I need *another* cookbook, I might consider it if this turns out well.


Thursday, 12 April 2012

Urban Chicks! (Not in Edmonton… yet!)

One of my favourite blogs to read (when I have time) Is Steamy Kitchen by Jaden Hair.

And timely too! A blog post about Baby Chicks Arriving in the Mail! She decided to add to her flock of 5 existing hens, and she posted the CUTEST video of 2-day old chicks arriving from the post office.

I hear through a little birdie that Edmonton might be amending our bylaws in the near future to  to allow urban chickens… crossing my fingers and looking for ward to a hen husbandry class in the near future!

Go River City Chickens!