What is this?

Chopped Honey Crisp apples
Shredded coconut
Vannilla Greek* yogurt
Local bee pollen
Manchester terrier ear

* If you have never had Greek style yogurt put it on top of your list of things
to try – so incredibly thick and rich and delicious for yee and all yee Federation cohorts.

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Planet of Salts

Salt Salt Salt

How many different types of salt can you identify? As I get older and wiser I just love salt more and more. Hey it’s gluten free. Sodium chloride with various trace minerals. And you certainly don’t need to be a super taster to taste the difference betwixt each of these salts… The other night I heated up a GF pizza and put a different salt on each slice; it was quite revealing, sublime and salty.

Henceforward it will be recommended that each federationship vessel stow at least five different salts. Five should cover all the bases: on first would be your generic table salt; second would be a nice coarse sea salt; third would be a surprisingly adaptable hawiian salt; and at the plate we shall plant a kelpy mediteranian rub. Salt it’s totaly real…. Five, do i hear five? Five … the fifth will have to be the fascinating pinkish finery from the Himalayan mountain regions of Nepal. Naturally.

Does anyone make a Salt Flask? I’m thinking the federation standard issue survival gear should include some sort of Swiss army knife-like salt rack.

Name three of the six salts in this shaker and I will send you a federation magnet and some pepper. Salt – the other white crystal.

GFCF *TopPriority*

Icecream Cookie Sandwiches that taste and keep their texture better than any GB (gluten besotted) icecream sang•whitch ….

Unrelentingly fascinating packaging which after you have finished transfering the contents of said package to your stomach and perhaps a lucky comrad (or even a Normal, as these are dramatically tastey treats than everyone will enjoy) you can use to transport messages to your banks’ pneumatic tube messaging system for withdrawal of the five or six dollars per 4 ‘wich container of said truly delicious frozen confections.

You could also find your stovepipe hat and/or lace up your corset and pop down to the tube and go straight away to Whole Foods to find a fulsome crate of these wonderments.

The Last Time We Spoke

Hee-haw !

We’re back from outerspace, what’s that I see, that look upon your face?

You what? You thought we had given up? Had abandened this mortal coil whoist not so kind to the ubiqitous gluten protein !!!

Ahh, yes that is true… The last time we spoke it was of death and holidays. My poor dears, we did not intend to alarm nor induce fear….

Oh yes… Of course we will redouble our effort to dispatch more frequent posts.

Yes Sir. Sorry Sir…. I mean Ma’am. I mean Supreme Feeder. We will report. We will report….

Ahh, no Ma’am. We do not necessarily need a Federal holiday to find the time to post (but it sure does HELP). Oh the things we’ve seen….and eatin’.

Jimmy My Ice Cream

That’s what they call sprinkles or chocolatey topping bits around the Boston area and other parts of New England: Jimmies.

You can’t count on all Jimmies being GF, I have come across ones that use wheat as an ingredient.

Though I have heard more than a few people say the Jimmies are made of wax, I have never seen one that actually contained wax…

These ones are made in Germany. I paid something crazy like $2.10 at a local supermarket’s “health” aisle for an ounce. Thats about enough for a couple of dishes of ice cream, where I come from…

Their consistency is a bit “crunchier” than your average jimmy, found at your average ice cream parlor. They have more of a cocoa taste than other jimmies. And as far as size goes these jimmies are quite thin but a few millimeters up from a dimension that I would regard as hairy (and yes I have had hairy jimmies (they don’t tickle a bit) and they are quite appealing as they melt as opposed to crunch or squish as do some of the too big jimmies).

I want Ice Cream, now.

Pad Thai Life

Pad Thai is the most delicious “anytime” food. I can, will and do it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you have never had it it is like you have never been awake for the sunrise, or something. Traditionally served in the West you can count on it containing rice noodle, egg, peanuts and a melody of other ingredients sounding often like scallion/onion, chili paste, oil and perhaps tofu. Chicken and shrimp are common ingredients but vegetarian is also great. It is best with fresh springy bean sprouts not of the green kind.

There is at least one frozen GF Pad Thai on the market made by Tandoor Chef. The box looks similar to the right but it actually is marked as gluten-free and I agree after having consumed manyMany boxes over the years.

Of course Pad Thai is best made fresh. Good luck on making it as I believe their is a secret potion/incantation or club you have to belong to to make it well…

You’ll find it at any Thai restaurant and I can’t recall once having ordered Pad Thai and found it disagreeable as far as being GF. Your mileage will vary. I find that fresh lime really heightens the dish…

Oh ya. If you are going to a Thai restaurant ask for mango and sticky rice for dessert. Oh my. If they know what you are talking about and the mango is in season and they know how to make it with coconut milk…. Wow. What a great dessert/meal…

8te: Whipped Cream

A squirt on waffles

Another squirt on pancakes

Oh, and a spot on the black coffee

How about a dollop on my GF finger

Now, I agree that fresh made whipped cream is the best but I’m just sayin’ that a can of whipped cream will transform a GF meal, snack or drink quickly, sonicaly and happily. It’s rocket science!