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It’s July. The beginning of the hottest part of the summer and Independence Day. Pickles are so tasty at picnics, right? And cucumbers are abundant now. Why don’t you make some Grandma’s No Cook Refrigerator Pickles (my most searched for recipe)? So easy, and you are really going to love them! I will show you how to make them on July 24 when I will again be on WHSV’s One on One program with Bob Corso.
July is “July Belongs to Blueberries Month” and I’ll be featuring several blueberry recipes that I think you will like. Take at look at my friend’s Blueberry Buckle recipe. Everyone raves about it. Or make some Blueberry Compote to put over your Buttermilk Pancakes. Yum!
This month also marks Don’s and my 17th wedding anniversary. Time flies, doesn’t it? We celebrated our anniversary at Opequon Quaker Camp while working as camp cooks. How fun is that?
Good food can more than nourish you, it can heal you. It helped me heal my gut. Read my story, How I Healed Myself with Food. I learned I had food sensitivities and what a pain (literally) that is.
Lately, we seldom eat in restaurants because I have developed food sensitivities that make eating out difficult. Gluten seems to be the biggest culprit—although I’m not celiac—but I also have trouble with commercial milk products. I have to stick with A2 milk or I get severe joint pain, almost immediately. So…we are cooking more gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, and I am busy converting all my cookies and cakes to gluten-free. Baking gluten free is quite a challenge. Getting the texture right is hard, but when I get it right, I share the recipe and tips on how to do it.