Thursday, November 4, 2010
Fall Feature ~
Now that Halloween has passed and everyone has recovered (hopefully) from their sugar high, it's time to stomp around in the crunchy, colorful fall leaves blanketing the ground and feast our eyes upon the day of feasting, Thanksgiving. I can't believe that I just wrote that - wow. Personally, I'm not thrilled about the holidays being right around the corner nor the fact that Daylight Savings pummels us this Sunday...can you say dark before we even leave work? Let's put it this way...my Hawaiian tan that I worked very hard to achieve has faded as quickly as the passing daylight.
Speaking of topical islands...Here's some fun news...I'm the Featured Travel Review for the month of November on the Gluten Free Travel Site.com's web site and blog. It's an honor and always fun to write about safe places to eat, gathered while traveling and exploring new cities and restaurants. My reviews are about some of the wonderful restaurants we ate at in Hawaii waaaaay back in September - My goodness...it's been two months already passed. Have a read and jump on a plane to try these wonderful restaurants. The Big Island of Hawaii is my favorite and truly rocks...literally, as in Lava Rocks everywhere!
I really like Karen Broussard's Gluten Free TravelSite.com and Blog - it's a great way to read all about restaurants around the country and the world submitted by regular customers just searching for safe and delicious gluten-free dining. If you submit interesting and informative restaurant, hotel, cruise or resort review and yours are chosen to be featured, you'll also win great gift cards and discounts to a favorite restaurant.
Be sure to create an account and start submitting your reviews today!
Another bit of tasty news...I finally visited Haven on Earth Bread & Bakery Co. a.k.a...a Gluten-Free bakery in South Reno on Double R Blvd. It has that "real bakery" feel and it's loaded with all kinds of breads, muffins, doughnuts (Yes!), cookies and pastries. I picked up a couple of really yummy sweet rolls and two loaves of bread; focaccia cheese and whole grain. They also serve lunches now and I was pretty impressed with their menu. I'll be visiting again soon as I do my eating research in preparation for a gluten-free article I'm writing for the spring issue of Edible Reno-Tahoe magazine - very exciting, so stay tuned.
Say adios to those carved pumpkins folks, don your apron and get ready to start baking Pumpkin pies! And if anyone has a favorite recipe that's gluten-free and will be featured on your Thanksgiving table, please send it my way. We'll be posting our favorites!