gluten free

Apron Day

I once lamented here that my oldest has an apron while I did not even own one myself, but that changed this past Christmas when my sweet husband bought me two. Most people quietly cringe and back away when I tell them I got aprons for Christmas, but they are exactly what I wanted. Now my oldest and I can both suit up before attacking some project in the kitchen. Today has been one of those days where I’ve been in the kitchen so much that I actually still have my pajama bottoms on (cleverly hidden by said apron.) I’ve prepared sweet potatoes, still baking in the oven for a later date, white bean salad with hearts of palm, and gluten free focaccia. To made it I roughly followed Annalise Roberts’ Gluten Free Baking Classics’ recipe for rustic flat bread, but instead of the flour mix she uses, I substituted the following: 1C gf oat flour (Bob’s) 1/4 C cornstarch and 1/4C tapioca flour.
Do those look like sun dried tomatoes on top? Why yes, they are! Plus Mediterranean sea salt, onions, garlic, oregano, and herbs Provence. (We are, sadly, out of basil. Too much Italian food talk lately.) I love the combination of this focaccia with the white bean salad. Besides tasting great together, it just seems more spring-ish to be eating salad than soup for a change. Speaking of great combinations, this wine is my hands down all time favorite:
Favorite Special Occasion Wine
Favorite Everyday Wine

It is also quite expensive~ I can’t remember if it was a gift or bought for some sort of celebration, but it is worth it for special occasions. I even adore the label. Thus far in my not very wine-wise life I’ve found that shopping for wine by the beauty of the label has worked out quite well. I could frame that one there on the right. The wine we normally drink for not so special occasions was also bought (by my husband) for it’s label. It is around $10.99/bottle but is really smooth and delicious. I’d say things about it’s tawny note and blackberry undertones but I would have NO idea what I’m talking about it, so I’ll just say it is yummy. You can figure out why yourself. I think I’ll make some more scones while I still have this apron on and before anyone stops by and sees my pjs at 1:30 in the afternoon.

We ❤ Saturdays.

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