Good Evening All-
It is about to finally start warming up here in Chicago! Interesting because we were sitting out on the deck for St. Patrick’s Day! Looking forward to getting outside and digging in the dirt in my garden. March was very warm, so I put my hummingbird feeder out…..can’t wait for my favorite feathered creatures to arrive. It is the highlight of my summer, so awesome!
I haven’t been consistently posting for awhile. Lack of energy. I’ve had tons of fatigue over the past few years and was talking to my good friend Terri. She recommended that I have some blood work done to find out what food sensitivities I may have as fatigue can be directly related to diet. When I broached the subject with my endocrine doctor a couple of years ago, she said my life was most likely making me tired, so I let it go. This is a doctor I completely respect so I do not intend to take anything away from her incredible abilities! Four years ago this month, she saved my life. I am so thankful for her.
This week, just for grins, I decided to eliminate wheat from my diet. At first I thought I was imagining things. I actually felt like I had more energy…interesting. I also felt my mid section getting smaller…also interesting. I strongly suspect that I have a wheat issue. Will have blood work results in a couple of weeks.
If you know me at all, you know that I am a HUGE baker. I’ve got working with butter, sugar, flour and eggs down. I absolutely love everything about it. I love being in my cozy kitchen turning out beautiful and delectable baked goods. I love the joy it brings to the people I serve it to. I love it being the center of many joyful celebrations. It makes me very, very happy.
As it turns out, gluten free baking is possible but entirely different from what I’ve done all my life, a completely different science. Ahhh. A challenge. I am so up for it!