Saturday, October 24, 2009

Its Been A Long Time....

Just wanted to say its been quite a while since I last posted. I went to Disney World in September and they where very good with dealing with my gluten intolerence. The first night we went to the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at the Polyneasion Hotel which is where we stayed. The food was humogous. I had gluten free dinner rolls which tasted amazing. Barbaqued ribs , Hawian style, grilled chicken, salad and white rice. Since I couldnt have any of the volcano cake they made me a fruit salad. Every place I went I got to talk to the chef and they would make me something from scratch warm and tasty. I had a delicious double bacon cheeseburger on a gluten free hamburger roll with fries and gluten free cookies at Peco Bills at The Majic Kingdom. I had Amy's Gluten free peperoni piza at Disney Studios. So many good meals I cant mention at this time.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Summer is Finally Here (well almost)

With Memorial Day Weekend being the unofficial start of the summer season I will talk about one of my favorite outdoor passions which is shopping at Farmer's Markets. The Kenndy Plaza Farmer's Market in West Park Avenue in my beautiful city by the sea Long Beach NY has opened up the beginning of May but I must regrett I have not been able to stop by yet cause its open every Wensday from 11A-7P which is the hours when I must be at the hospital. Another smaller one is the one at the hospital where I work. It is the Nassau University Medical Center's Farmer's Market. This one opens up June 5th and is open from 7A to 1P. There is nothing like the fresh taste of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Monday, May 4, 2009

What is a Johnny Cake?

I heard of televison shows being a bad influence on kids but come on I am gonna be 35 next month and I always resisted peer pressure. When the Soprano's were still producing new episodes there was an episode where Joseph Gannascoli, whom played gay mobster Vito Spatafore met a short order cook at a New England Dinner where he ordered Johnny Cakes from the charactor Jim “Johnny Cakes” Witowski . I always wondered what a Johnny Cake was from that moment on till tonite where I made one from a recipe I got.
Basically, the Johnny or "Journey" cake is made from cornmeal and depending on how its made can be similer in texture and taste to regular cornbread or made into pancakes made with corn instead of the usually wheat flour. In Jamiaca it is made like small rolls or bisquits. The recipe I made was more like a cornbread and tasted delicious. I found the recipe in "The New Glorious American Food A Collection of Classic And Quintaessentlu American Fare" by Christopher Idone. Im sure copies of the book can be found online.
What other tv shows will inspire me to cook gluten free? Scooby snacks, anyone?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Betty Crocker Returns Into Our Lives!

What can I say I have not made a post since last summer and a lot has happened since then. I bought a bread maker and bake my own bread now. I have been baking cakes, breads, brownies, cookies and suprisingly they all tasted great. I have been cooking better meals for dinner and I even had success with home made pizza that has tasted pretty darn good.

Then a few weeks ago a fellow blogger at received samples from Betty Crocker of Gluten Free yellow cake mix, angel food cake mix, chocolate chip cookie mix, and brownie mix. All to great reviews. How she gets free food samples and this great blogger does not get any (hint hint) I do not know lol.
Well stay tuned for more Cheap Good Eats........