Sunday, January 27, 2013

Prosciutto Class

For the last two years my husband and I have been making our own prosciutto. The class is taught by a wonderful Italian family.  We have such a great time with everyone, I feel, for a moment, that I am Italian.

Here is the prime piece of pork we are given.

Then it is trimmed and salted for curing.

I can't wait for this fall to taste it!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Personal Chef Recipe Testing 01-2013

I have been playing around with gluten-free flours for the past two months for me and a new client.  My quest to find good gluten-free flours in any local store was nonexistent.  Nothing tasted like real bread, muffins, pizza or cookies.  

Then one day I was web surfing and stumbled across Williams-Sonoma's website.  The two flours that have changed my life are from a company called Cup 4 Cup.  They make a Gluten-Free Flour and Pizza Crust Mix.  It is the BEST gluten-free flour I have ever used. 

Today for breakfast I made gluten-free blueberry pancakes with gluten-free Bisquick.  They tasted exactly like my old pancakes.  

Here is a picture menu:

Gluten-Free Bread

Gluten-Free Drop Biscuits

Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

Gluten-Free Pizza
Basil Pesto with Parmesan Cheese 
and Balsamic Glaze

Gluten-Free Blueberry Pancakes

Post you favorite gluten-free products.

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