This morning I participated in the Fourth Annual Mid-Hudson Walk for Celiac Disease. The walk begins on the Highland side of the Hudson River. We began walking around 9.45 a.m. It was cloudy to begin with, but then the sun broke through. It was around 60 to 65 degrees F. We walked for 3 miles (at least) on the Walkway Over the Hudson. Apparently, this year the Walkway is having a Boston-qualifier marathon in June (I’m not there yet, though!).
I got some pumpkin bread and farmer’s bread (both gluten-free) from Meredith’s Bread. The pumpkin bread sample was heavenly! Schar was also represented, and I got plenty of coupons for their products! Remember, Schar’s GF croissants are coming to New York state in June!
I only remembered to take pictures at the beginning of the walk (silly me!). Here is a photo looking north:
Yes, I actually took this photo! 😉
And here is a photo looking south:
Another photo I actually took! LOL
The bridge in the photo is the Mid-Hudson Bridge (officially the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Bridge, but no one calls it that!).
Have a happy Saturday! 🙂
This is a hodge podge of recent GF finds!
My Gluten-free Kitchen has an excellent blog post about what to carry in your airport carry-on bag. Please visit this wonderful site for some good pointers.
On a recent visit to my local grocer’s, I discovered this goodie: Texas Toast gluten-free croutons. You can view them here. I haven’t tried them yet, but I hope to soon!
Finally, I bought the following cookbook this past week: Nicole Hunn, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring: 125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2011). The one thing that I love about this book is that the ingredients are simple. I’m sure you know – a lot of books have complicated ingredient lists for GF recipes. Nicole Hunn started her blog six years ago after her son was diagnosed with celiac disease. I think you’ll find her recipes inspiring.
I found this wonderful recipe from The Baking Beauties Facebook page (website, here; Facebook page, here). The Baking Beauties began when the owner, a Canadian, was diagnosed with celiac disease. The recipe is a contest entry for 100% Canadian Milk. You can find the recipe here. It looks very yummy!
According to this press release, Pillsbury is now making gluten-free pie and pastry, chocolate chip cookie, and thin-crust pizza dough (all refrigerated). Let’s hope the grocery stores stock up soon!
This morning I participated in the “Walk for Celiac Disease.” I have had celiac disease since I was a baby. Anyways, we walked about 2.5 to 3 miles, going slowly, since my mother’s knee was still healing. There were plenty of people and vendors, even though the forecast was for rain. We were lucky since it didn’t rain at all! So that’s my exercise for today.