Thursday, October 9, 2008


Since I was diagnosed with a wheat intolerance about 8 months ago, dinner can be a challenge, since most everything contains wheat. However, with some research and gathering lots of information for available products, I have made the transition to wheat free, gluten free very well. Many of my old recipes can be changed to accommodate wheat free products that I find at my local Sprouts Grocery Store. Even baked goods offer a wide range of products. In fact, the pumpkin cookies I shared for the tea party birthday post was actually a sugar cookie mix all natural and wheat free, gluten free.

This recipe, "Straw and Hay" is an old favorite from the book, Quick Cook by Southern Living 1986. I simply substituted the pasta for gluten free and the rest is the same. Add a tossed salad and you have a very delicious and great fall season comfort food dish.
I have made this for company many times and it always is a hit. Thought I would share it for you to try.


You can use light whipping creme instead of the regular creme and double the noodles to replace the spinach noodles if you prefer. Whether you make this as stated in the recipe or gluten free, it tastes the same. Delicious!

Sharing a few new pretties from the studio.
This first is called "Keepsake Cottage" and it is a design I did several years ago. This time I adapted it to the wonderful wood box I found a couple months ago on a treasure hunt. It can hold lots of special treasures and will be available closer to Christmas in my ebay shop.

This next treasure is called "Nested Bowl" hand painted on an old silverplate bowl with lid.

Lastly, I designed this rose on canvas called "Mother's Window Rose" in honor of my mom. When I took care of her in my home, while she was very sick, I planted a rose vine outside her bedroom window so she could enjoy the pink roses she loved so much. This is the original and will be offered in prints soon in my etsy shop and also ebay.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon. Till next time, Blessings and Blue Skies~ Celestina

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