Gluten-free Sweet Corn, Cheddar and Jalapeño Scones

In these gluten-free scones fresh corn perfectly sweetens and saturates the scone dough, spiked with jalapeño, tangy Cheddar, and spices.

Brief history of aperitivo and delicious gluten-free cheddar cheese crackers

The term aperitivo originates from the Latin word apertitiuvum indicating ‘opener.’ In France, it is pronounced aperitif (a-pear-i-TEEF), and in Italy, aperitivo (a-pear-a-TEE-vo). Aperitivo is an alcoholic drink taken as an appetizer before a meal to stimulate the appetite. The habit of taking an aperitivo in the evening before a meal became an enormously  popular one in a…

Gnocchi della nonna, gluten-free

My mother’s mother’s name was Edwige – pronounced EdvEEjay – which was quite an unusual name for a northern Italian child born at the start of the 20th Century. But there you have it: she came from a working class family of five children. My Nonna ‘Vige did not particularly like to cook. The main reason…

More from this week: Gluten-free Pasticcio di pasta al ragu’ with béchamel sauce, and pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies

Last Thursday afternoon I was on a roll. I had the afternoon free, so I stopped at the local health food market and got some nice ground beef. By the time I got home 10 minutes later, I had it all planned out: for dinner, pasticcio di pasta al ragu’ – pasta casserole with ragu sauce! Then, since I…