Just a quick note to let you know that garden is doing well. The recent rains and sun are helping the slow to ripen tomatoes. Luckily my neighbour Lena’s tomatoes are ripening quicker and she has generously shared them with us and other neighbours. The zucchini are still producing and we have been able to share the bounty with family and friends.
The dill cucumbers are also doing well. We have enjoyed them just washed and salted straight out of the garden, quick pickled in a jar on the kitchen counter and added to salads.
We are closely watching the progress of the spaghetti squash. The plants are flowering and starting to grow small fruit. How is your gluten free garden doing?
Quick Pickles or Quickles
One extra large wide mouth jar
Washed small pickling cucumbers
Lots of Fresh Dill
Optional: Garlic Cloves
Fill jar ½ full with water
Add salt till the water tastes very salty
Add cucumbers and Dill (Add more water if cucumbers are not covered)
Cover with a plate and let sit on counter for a few days..
I’m always on the prowl for a new gluten free pizza. It’s probably one of my favourite foods. So versatile- you can top it with a zillion different combinations of items, savoury and even sweet! Yes!
Its been a long while since I’ve had a gfree pizza that I didnt make myself at home. I know that pizza pizza and Dominos have them but I wanted to support something local as always!
I got word that St. Catharines Neighbourhood Pizza co now had gluten free pizzas so OF COURSE I had to try it! (Full disclosure: hubbys best buddy owns the pizza place, so he gave me a heads up when they got the new gfree dough)
Its an 8 slice pizza and its crispy and and tastes like an awesome pizza cooked in a pizza oven. Thats the best way I can describe it lol It tastes like a pizza should! Its also very filling, I think I ate 3 pieces of this pizza and was stuffed. Hubby happily ate the rest LOL
You should definitely check them out and give the gfree pizza a try!
Also, they are open 11-9 on Good Friday and 3-10 on Easter Sunday!
St Catharines Pizza Co Phone Number: 905-984-5555
I purchased a few loaves of Glutino’s new Genius line of Gluten Free Breads.The white sandwich bread is a good sized slice and toasts up nicely.It is light and airy and tastes pretty much like regular gluten bread.It holds together well and stands up to being grilled for a grilled cheese sandwich.I’d give this 2 thumbs up and would buy it again.The other loaf I tried was their cinnamon raisin loaf.It also is a good sized slice with a lot of raisins and sweetness.I would suggest a bit more of a cinnamon taste although that could just be personal preference.It is also light and airy and toasts up well.It would probably make a nice french toast.It is on sale at Zehrs this week for 2.99 which is an excellent price.You can find it in the freezer section in the Health Food Department.
Here is a list of places to purchase Gluten Free Products in Niagara.
While this is by no means a complete list, it is a start.
If you have a location you would like us to add to our list please leave a comment on our blog or Facebook page and we will add the information!
Health Food Stores
- Spicy Thai St Catharines (they have a gluten free menu)
- Dani’s Bistro St Catharines (VERY accommodating for GF folks!)
- August Beamsville (they make their own GF pasta, gnocchi & desserts!)
- Subs Plus (Scott St only) St. Catharines
- Café Amore St Catharines
- Lina Linguini’s St Catharines
Jack Astors St.Catharines (they just got gluten free buns for their burgers!)
- Rise Above Bakery St. Catharines (delicious vegan GF nanaimo bars!)
- The Office St. Catharines (they have a gluten free menu online!)
- Eataly, Port Colborne (Italian Cafe & Deli)