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I am a freelance journalist and a retired registered nurse and live in Canada. I write regularly for Celiac.com's Journal of Gluten Sensitivity and several secular magazines, as well as for five or six religious magazines, both Protestant and Catholic. Since retiring as a nurse, journalism, my second university major, has been a life saver for me, both my poetry and articles.

  1. Ukrainians and Dutch Mennonites call them OlIe BolleN They are essentially a fried do-nut but bigger. Never heard of anyone making them for Christmas, ALWAYS NEW YEAR;S COOKIES (which is NOT WHAT THEY ARE,A COOKIE I MEAN. THEY ARE A BIG DO-NUT! They are called by Canadian/Mennonites OiIe Bollen ...
  2. Celiac.com 12/28/2020 - This cake started with a boxed gluten-free carrot cake, no dairy and non-GMO. There are several gluten-free carrot cake mixes on the market, and this was made using a 20...
  3. As you are aware, we are not physicians who contribute to the Celiac Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. Although this magazine is considered to be one of the best Celiac Magazines in the Western World, we are not allowed to quote as if from a physician, but so many authors have been writing and discovering...
  4. The very best of Gluten Free Pancakes 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 vanilla bean pod, scraped or 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 Cup ricotta cheese zest and juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp. muscovado sugar or granulated sugar (Try a baking specialty store for the muscovado sugar ...
  5. This BLOG is in addition to my last posting in the Celiac Journal regarding Psychiatric Disorders in children and adolescents that can cause concern in the parents, who themselves have celiac disease, and then they read that untreated celiac disease and development of mental disorders in children...
  6. Pumpkin Torte (If followed correctly, this is the best dessert for THANKSGIVING OR |HALLOWEEN) Spray the bottom of your pan with Pam or other similar spray coating CRUST: 2 Cups of smashed up cookies, either shortbread Walker's gluten-free Cookies, or use Pamela's Shortbread Cookies ...
  7. Often after a big Thanksgiving relatives are too full for the Pumpkin Torte, So we offered the Pumkin Cake bars and coffee. Then we watch old family videos which the grand-children get such a "hoot" watching their parents with their old fashioned hair-do's and weird clothes. Then...
  8. .GLLUTEN FREE FLOURLESS ALMOND THUMBPRINT COOKIES3 2 3/4 CUPS OF ALMOND MEAL 1/2 Cups of granulated sugar (divided) 1/2 cup salted butter 1large egg 2 tsp. almond extract, 1 tsp of vanilla 1 tsp. of olive oil 1 tsp. maple syrup, Use 2 tsp. almond flavoring 1/2 tsp...
  9. Celiac.com 06/12/2020 - What happens in Gluten Ataxia? Well, first, we want every celiac person to know what Gluten Ataxia is to ensure we are on the same "wave length". Gluten Ataxia is an autoimmune...
  10. Do you know about Welsh Filmmaker Greg Ballantine's documentary about the path to his celiac disease. My knowledge of the National Celiac Organization was limited until the past few years when I was very restricted with the cousin to T.B. - M.A.C. and I found myself spending more hours researching...
  11. Celiac.com 12/20/2019 - A recent site reminded me again to check my cosmetic drawer, or as my husband calls it, “my chemistry set". Have you researched your make-up ingredients for the possibility t...
  12. PECAN GLUTEN FREE BUTTER TART SQUARES 2 Cups King Arthur Flour (or other gluten free flour that you prefer) 1 Cup of sugar 1 Cup margarine, or butter, softened 1 1/2 Cups of seedless raisins 1 Cup dried currants 2 Cups of boiling water, cooled a little 4 eggs lightly...
  13. Bake at 325 degrees - middle rack of oven You can use a 9" spring form pan or an 8" x 13" pan 6 large eggs separated 6 ozs. Berry Sugar ( Makes cake lighter ) Grated rind of two oranges Juice of one medium orange 8 ozs ground almonds (3 cups ) In large bowl whisk...