Monday, October 20, 2014

SOME PICTURES



Not quite sure yet what to Blog about since arriving here, for today's blurb, just some images of this weekend. We went to visit some open houses, part of getting to know the lay of the land for me. 
Neighborhoods, directions, all part of fine tuning my inner GPS. 

We stumbled across a family run smoked meats place in Cathedral City, very tasty ribs amongst other things.
 I had to run down to the coast mid week and took a picture of traffic going through Riverside. One thing I did not miss at all while in France....but Talk radio kept me entertained on the drive. I sense a vicious political climate here in America. 

The weather in Coachella valley is holding up nice, you can see they are still running the misters outside patios to cool off patrons dining Al Fresco. 
Enjoy the pictures.























Saturday, October 18, 2014

IS THAT GLUTEN FREE?


I have been posing this question (in jest) at Victoria for the past decade or longer, it's the oldest, most tired joke in the house, very much to my wife's annoyance and yet, most probably, I won't stop asking that question. I am such a funny man. 

See, it's a compliment more so than a joke and I could easily re phrase it to "I can;t believe this is gluten free", but then who'd entertain me other than myself? 
Of course it is sans gluten, ever since moving to France (and now back in Cali) our household is without cross contamination. If I want to indulge in my regular stuff ( and I still do so very often), there are lots of options in walking distance no matter where we live. Gets me out of the house.

It's been 12 days now that I am back home and Victoria keeps the good stuff coming. When I arrived, there was a fantastic Pumpkin Chiffon pie with a graham cracker crust in the fridge (As a Canadian family we celebrate Thanksgiving in October), That was my daily breakfast until I finished it off over the first weekend. 

In the freezer Victoria had a stack of gluten free ice cream sandwiches all artfully wrapped and packaged. While I commend the effort, why bother. They were gone in less than 3 days. Just put them in a ziplog bag next time. 

I have tasted a few other new creations, so life is good. If stuff tastes that good, why even discuss the ingredients?  Just make it and eat well.



GF PUMPKIN CHIFFON PIE

MADE FOR A GREAT BREAKFAST

ICE CREAM SANDWICH STASH

WAIT UNTIL YOU TASTE ONE

THE LONE ONE LEFT (IT'S ISABELLA'S)

FLUFFY GLUTEN FREE CAKE

LAVA CAKE


 HAPPY HAT


Thursday, October 16, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY


1966, because it's impossible that I was wearing diapers past the age of two.
My sister walked me up to a German Shepard. He is not visible, but he is there.