with Greg Patent, Award Winning Cookbook Author

Month: April 2012

Cooking and Baking at Rancho La Puerta

Cooking and Baking at Rancho La Puerta

Rancho La Puerta, in Tecate, Mexico, about 40 miles east of San Diego, is recognized as one of the world’s best spas.  The photo shows the dining hall in the background with people eating outside on this sunny, warm day.  Lush, colorful  vegetation greets us […]

Gluten-free Blueberry Muffins

Gluten-free Blueberry Muffins

One of the many things I’ve discovered in my brief exploration of gluten-free baking is the amazing latitude I have in the flour and starch mixtures I use. There are so many gluten-free flours available, where does one begin? I began with a ready-made all-purpose […]

Greek Greens Pie

Greek Greens Pie

In the summer, I cook up all sorts of greens and freeze them to use in the winter.  After a quick cleaning, I plunge the greens into a large pot of boiling water for a few minutes to set their color and to cook them.  […]

Update: Gluten-free Chocolate Crunch Cookies

Update: Gluten-free Chocolate Crunch Cookies

In my Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie post, I made the comment that, good as these cookies are, they left a powdery feeling in my mouth.  I decided to see if baking the dough until the cookies were crunchy—the original Toll-House method—would correct this problem. After […]