An Unnatural Excitement

During the bi-weekly Costco hunt-and-gather, I came across that innocuous little plastic clamshell box up there. And giddily, I grabbed it from the refrigerated case it was sitting in, and plunked it down in my cart with the meat and fish I’d grabbed already. Yes, beets. Pre-cooked, vacuum packed, pre-portioned beets. And I typically hate […]

Blogging About Food

I know. Food blogs are a dime-a-dozen on the interwebs. Everyone’s taking selfies with their food, taking pictures of their food, taking pictures of the empty plates after eating the food. They’re posting recipes that they’ve made up, or taken from other websites, or found on a dust-covered index card inside a card file packed in […]

The Report After The Report

Yes. This turned out as well as it looks. As did this: So we can declare the ATK gluten-free crust recipe a winner–it’s flaky, tasty, not gritty, and is everything that a normal crust should be. Except it isn’t a normal crust. Since starting on this journey, pie crust, like bread, has been one of […]

The Grand Experiment: A Report

I know. It’s Saturday. And I’m blogging. WTF? Read on. Seeing as how the last time I posted, I was talking about the quest for the perfect loaf of gluten-free bread, I’ll give you the report on that and some updates. The America’s Test Kitchen sandwich bread was, as I said, okay. It was softer […]

The Grand Experiment

Regular readers of this irregular blog will recall that in January 2013, Lathropworld went (mostly) gluten-free. A collection of non-specific, low-level maladies and feelings led to the decision, and we have been living the lifestyle pretty much ever since. Sure, there have been occasions that have caused Jenni in particular to go off of her […]

The Cider Quest

Somehow, Jenni and I decided to start trying hard ciders over the Christmas break. Jenni likes sweeter drinks and foods, and I’m not a big fan of a lot of beer, and yet, there’s this common desire to drink more alcohol. Yes, I realize how that sounded…We’ll just go with it for now. So hard […]

The Quest

I love my technology. I believe that I’ve mentioned that before, though. But one thing that I’ve found great about my technology is the ability to check out e-books from the library. It’s instantaneous, easy to check out and return, and, moreover, in a direct appeal to the cheap side of my nature, free. So, […]

Food and Family

Last night, I went out to a dinner with my mom. It was a group dinner, through an organization that my parents belong to, the Minnesota International Center. They’ve been a part of that group since I was in high school, and possibly slightly earlier. For those teen years, the MIC was associated in my […]

The Sawdust Sandwich

We here in Lathropworld have embarked on an experiment.   We’ve talked for a few years about trying a gluten-free diet–some say it reduces the number and severity of migraines, which would be great for Jenni; they also claim it helps reduce the problems suffered by those with eczema, like Patrick; others claim it’s simply […]