May 3, 2015 7:05 am
Updated: May 4, 2015 10:29 am
I don’t always complain about Italy. And, I’ll never complain about Lucia. Lucia is a friend of mine who helps me around the house to do jobs that I can’t do thanks to the herniated disks and crushed
vertebrae I’ve collected over the years. Her husband has Crohn’s disease and has so many…
American living between Italy and Belgium. I'm married to an Italian and I am a mom to three Italian/American girls - all teenagers with bottomless pit stomachs. I'm also a celiac sufferer and allergic to ALL seafood, which is a huge bummer. I don't know which I like more, airplanes or food but can say I don't care for airplane food!
My favorite things to cook
Sweet and savoury whatevers, doesn't mean that my creations are always appetizing. I like trying to adapt gluten recipes with non gluten alternatives. I enjoy the challenge. I prefer to use ingredients from their raw state or as least processed as possible. Mixing different types of GF ingredients is very interesting for learning their qualities. Most of the things I flub up get turned into pie crusts, coatings for baked chicken or bases for other dishes. It's like chemistry lab but you can eat the experiment. I also enjoy trying new ingredients found during my travels.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Burning bread. I get it from my mom. My dad taught me how to choose the worst line at the grocey store. :-)
My cooking triumphs
If I can keep my three teenagers full and still have enough money to pay the light bill, it's a triumph!!
My cooking tragedies
I can't seem to make a decent Gluten Free pizza crust from scratch. Grump, grump.