With the weather being what it is in our little pocket of the Pacific Northwest, flip flopping between gorgeous sunny days and monsoon like deluges, the torrential downpour days have me wanting to crawl back into my jammys and sit by the fire. Needless to say, this weather has me craving comfort food and conveniently enough, it’s National Oatmeal Lace Cookie Day. Problem solved! Though I rarely need an excuse to make oatmeal cookies, these are a little different than [...]
Columbia Gorge Gluten Free Baker Uses Chemistry Background In New Business By Amber Marra At the age of 17, Teresa Langen received some devastating news regarding her favorite hobby. The prognosis was wheat intolerance. Langen, an avid baker, tried to ignore the fatigue and discomfort she experienced when she ingested wheat for a few years, but finally came to terms with it shortly after moving to the area in 2000. “At the time there wasn’t much going on in the [...]
One of our chocolate-y contributions to the Lyle Chocolate Festival this year was a heavenly cream cheese filled chocolate cupcake confection. I couldn't resist experimenting with this recipe that an old friend had given me years ago. She had grown up with her mother making this homemade, Ding-Dong-like bite of deliciousness and it tasted just as good gluten free as I remember. Enjoy!
We're working hard on getting the first dedicated gluten free bakery in the gorge ready for business so that we can eat gluten free and local everyday. We're always excited to support our local community and we couldn't be happier to report that our first year at the Lyle Chocolate Festival was a great success. It wasn't just our first year there; it was also the first year the event was held and we hope it continues! From 11 am until 6 pm, [...]
Come join us on Saturday, February 7 in beautiful Lyle, Washington for the Lyle Chocolate Fest! The festival will include decadent chocolate tastings, tempting treats from local vendors and live demonstrations from local area chefs! Come for the chocolate and stay for the beauty. If you overindulge you can always take a post-truffle stroll on the nearby Catherine Creek Trail system (paved and rugged options available!) Or if you’re more ambitious, bring the bikes and enjoy the nearby Klickitat River [...]
There's nothing quite like coming home to the smell of cookies baking in the oven, but it gets even better during the holidays! When the scent of gingerbread welcomes you home, whether it's the real deal, fresh from the oven or from one of our bio-creation's gingerbread candles, it invokes wonderful memories of bright, sparkling Christmas days and warm, cozy nights. Our gingerbread candles inspired us to bake this delicious gluten-free gingerbread treat. We hope you enjoy it and have [...]