You’re looking swell dolly.
Dolly don’t ever go away again…
To celebrate, I picked Lily up from school at lunchtime and we had a date at Cocoa Latte, our favourite gluten-free-friendly restaurant in the ‘hood.
Then it was back to school, where we shared a box of cinnamon sugar donuts from Bunner’s Bakeshop with Lily’s class. She and a friend are gluten free, another girl in their class is dairy and egg free, and the entire school is nut free. I was reluctant to bake something at home…just in case. Thank goodness for Bunner’s! Lily and her friends gobbled up these finger-lickin’ fresh baked babies. Yes, a vegan, gluten- and nut-free donut can taste this good!
Lucky for us, some kids in Lily’s class didn’t show up to school. After dinner the birthday girl made a wish and blew out her candles. We sang happy birthday and then enjoyed some leftover donuts for dessert. Hey, you only turn 7 seven once.
Me and the birthday girl xo
Bunner’s is returning to the Gluten Free Garage on April 28th with their famous gluten-free and vegan baked goods!
Face It: My skin would not have survived the winter without this super-hydrating face oil from Aromacentric.
Made from a base of 100% all-natural, extremely nourishing oils like avocado, carrot and borage, and blended with essential oils of neroli and jasmine, Face It is like a big glass of water for your face. (I stole this line from a testimonial because I couldn’t have said it better myself.)
My skin literally drinks it up every morning and stays hydrated for the entire day. It’s so pure and natural that when I apply it, I feel like I’m doing something good for myself. Face It has worked wonders for my normally dry, sensitive skin all winter long. And I wouldn’t have wanted to leave home without it when we went south. Smoothing it onto my face after a day in the sun and swim quenched my skin and made me feel like I was glowing.
Also in regular rotation in our bathroom: Aromacentric’s heavenly Eucalyptus, Lemon and Grapefruit Soaking Salts. The perfect end to any day. And, on my desk, right next to my laptop: their Rescue Essential Mist—a calming blend of frankincense, geranium and lavender—otherwise known as a “scent with benefits.” Spritz when stressed.
See and sniff for yourself…Aromacentric will be at the Gluten Free Garage on Sunday April 28th!
Pizza night! We all made our own super-yummy and cheesy personal pies. Some had more vegetables than others.
O’Doughs gluten-free flax pizza kit is one of our go-to store-bought crusts. Terrific taste and texture!
Now if only we could get our hands on their new Bagel Thins…we can’t seem to find them anywhere and they sold out in a New York minute at the Gluten Free Garage!
Thank you to everyone who helped make the inaugural Gluten Free Garage such a huge success—our amazing sponsors, vendors and volunteers—and to all 1,500 (!!!) of you who came out to the Artscape Wychwood Barns to sample and shop and enjoy the day. Let’s do it again!
Photo credit: Danny Pustil