Relish is a compendium of things to enjoy greatly and that add a little flavor to your gluten-free life. Because really, summer is all about the berries (and the boys).
So, I’m an old lady now.
Two weeks ago, I turned 29. It was a celebration to remember – all my friends made it out for the night. For my birthday, I treated myself to a trip to BlogHer Food in Austin. I even got to spend an evening in Millenium Park with friends listening to music. And because that wasn’t enough, I hosted the Great Big Gluten-Free BBQ and went to WordCamp (a WordPress conference for work).
But let’s talk.
There were some epic things that happened online in the gluten-free community. First, if you didn’t read this incredibly honest and heartfelt post by KC from GFree Foodie, go read it right now. And if you haven’t supported the kickstarter from Erica at Celiac and the Beast, you should do that. (The rewards include that awesomely designed swag from her blog)
There were so many incredible things shared to make this month, I chose a few of my favorite gluten-free summer options. (And some boy bait…)
This recipe is called Blueberry Boy Bait (01) from Alison at A Girl Defloured. I wonder if it actually works? And how about some Mango Coconut Popsicles (02) from Sarah Bakes Gfree Treats? These are perfect for hot summer days. I am going camping this week (yikes!), but these s’mores in a jar with bourbon marshmallows (03) from Sabrina at The Tomato Tart make me a little more excited about the food potential. And this incredible Icy Cold Mocha Chocolate Gelato (04) from Jane at the Heritage Cook will be making its way into my summer cooking rotation.
Other lovely things.
This casserole dish (01) from the Feed line at Target are both stylish and money for a good cause – you win twice! I know I mentioned it last month, but I am so excited about the new box club from Gfree Foodie (02). Go sign up now! Sometimes, fancy lipstick is a luxury we can’t justify, so this new lip balm from Almay (03) is both gluten-free and affordable. Taylor, the teen behind the blog Gluten Away has released a set of cards for diners (04) will all sorts of special diets. Go check them out!
Next month, I am going to meet some food blogging friends at BlogHer ’13 here in Chicago, so if you are going to be in attendance, make sure that you let me know that you will be there! I am also planning trips to some expos and conferences this fall, so keep your eyes on my list of events!