Cornbread for Mabon – Part One

“…By and by the harvest and the labour ended, we shall come rejoicing bringing in the sheaves…” If you have a Protestant connection somewhere in your past you will likely find these words familiar. They come from a hymn by Knowles Shaw. Mabon, named for the son/sun of Modron, Welsh goddess of Motherhood is the […]

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Aunty Mae’s Cheese Buns ( Gluten Free )

            Do you remember Maxine? She gave backbone to being a battleax and was the inspiration of cartoonist John Wagner. My friend Ann loves her and was generously willing to share her recipe for gluten free cheese buns so I included her Maxine Cookie Jar in the setup photo instead of a Kitchen Wand. […]

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Hansel & Gretel Crumb Cake ( gluten free & wheat option)

Hansel & Gretel is from the Brother’s Grimm, a story that does little for the reputation of witches but has advanced the cause of gingerbread houses everywhere. Even though the crumbs did not help get Hansel & Gretel home immediately. They did represent quick thinking, resolve and fortitude in the face of obstacles, something we […]

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Gluten Free Soda Bread Experiment

After posting a recipe for a whole wheat soda bread in connection with the coming celebration of Imbolc, last week (http://mykitchenwand.com/?p=1230),  I received a question about a gluten free alternative from France. I had been thinking about it myself and wondering what might be a good way to get that whole grain experience into a […]

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Sweet Potato, Cranberry Sauce and Teff Loaf

I was up for an adventure the other day and decided to take some teff flour out for a run. I know teff as a seed used in the making of flatbread in Ethiopia. It has an earthy flavour and I have read that some people choose to leave it out of their gluten free […]

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