Friday, August 31, 2012

Gluten-Free Calzones

Calzones or Pizza?

I've made gluten-free pizza several times. Okay... more than "several" times.

And I even have a favorite gluten-free pizza dough recipe.

But pizza is pizza.

My daughter likes to watch cooking shows. And cooking shows don't often show pizzas being made.

But apparently she watched calzones being made.

"How about calzones? Can we make them?" she asks me.

Of course we can!

Gluten-Free Calzones

Monday, August 27, 2012


Book Review

Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien.

Here is another young adult offering.

And another young adult book my daughter has read recently. And she liked it.

Actually it is also a young adult book an adult friend read. And she liked it.

That's two rounds of endorsements for this book.

Time to give it a try.

And then I found out that this is the first of a trilogy. Trilogies can be good. If the first one is good, then the others have a chance.

Better get started.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Wolfgang Puck Express at Denver International Airport

Airport Food Choices

How much do you fly? How many airports do you go through in a year?

Have you flown recently?

Do you have trouble finding safe, gluten-free food?

Here is one safe bet for fresh, safe food if you happen to have time to get to the middle of Concourse B in the Denver International Airport.
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Wolfgang Puck Express at Denver International Airport

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Game

Book Review

The Game by Laurie R. King.

This is the seventh novel in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series.

And we are off!

Off on another adventure in a far away place: India.

And not without a frame of reference. This story is framed around Kipling's Kim. The title of King's book is a direct reference to and extension of Kipling's "the Great Game."

But I only learned this long after I finished reading.

Of all the classics that are on my reading list, Kim is not, and has never been, on it.


Simply out of naiveté. I don't know anything about Kim.

I was never introduced to it by an English or literature teacher. I never had a single conversation about it with friends. Certainly, my close Indian friend never mentioned it.

I wasn't really aware of it, other than by name.

Until now.

The Game

Monday, August 6, 2012

Eating Gluten-Free on Delta Airlines

Airlines Serve Gluten-Free Meals?

Sometimes they do. Sometimes they don't.

Usually the first criterion is a long flight. If you don't have a flight that is at least four hours long, you have almost no option for a gluten-free meal.

Next, you must have selected an airline that regularly offers special meals.

Third, you need to have selected an airline that offers gluten-free meals.

Fourth, the airline you have selected must load the proper number of gluten-free meals onto your flight.

Fifth, the flight attendants need to correctly distribute the gluten-free meals to those who requested them before departure.

If all of these criteria are met, then you have a pretty good chance at getting a gluten-free meal.

Even with all of that, you still have no guarantees.

Forget asking for a gluten-free snack. I've never seen such option.

Gluten-Free meals on Delta Airlines

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Olive Kitteridge

Book Review

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.

I've been dragging my feet. And my eyes. And my fingers.

I didn't want to write this review.

I finished the book several weeks ago, but I've had other things to write.

I've had bigger fish to fry.

I've had fences to mend.

I've been traveling like a cat on a hot tin roof.

Okay, enough idioms.

But I do think this is a classic example of procrastination.

I didn't want to write this review.

Can you tell yet that I might not have liked the book?

Olive Kitteridge