Welcome to the cousin of my blog Country Kitchen Chaos. The “country-cousin” is a gluten-free culinary business and website called Country Kitchen Center. I will be addressing gluten-free related topics and concerns. I became familiar with all things gluten-free (GF) when I realized that I had a gluten intolerance. I’ve talked to a lot of GF people who have gone through their own version of discovering that gluten was making them ill. I had had symptoms for a long time, such as blotted belly, fatigue and brain fog; but when I had to retreat to my bed, every afternoon with utter exhaustion, I knew I had to try cutting out gluten. I stopped eating all gluten products and within a month, I was a changed person. This helped one problem, but caused another one – I had a growing baking business. Eventually, I phased out my regular flour baking business, Buttercup Bakery and Culinary Center. I learned to cook and bake with out using gluten and that was a steep learning curve. However, how glorious to eat foods such as pancakes, not get brain fog and need a nap!!
Happily, I started a food business suited to my new life-style. I am using this blog and my Facebook pages: Andrea Skolnick and Country Kitchen Center to communicate and post information until I am able to put my website on-line. You can also use my gmail address until my business email is active on my website. One major focus of my new endeavor will be teaching students how to live well with a mandatory gluten-free life-style. And, I’m including their family and friends, who want to be able to accommodate the gluten-free needs of their loved ones. My CKCenter makes a great transition from selling baked goods to holding hands-on baking and cooking classes. Classes begin this fall and my schedule is below. I can’t wait to hear from the big and growing gluten-free community with questions, comments etc.
By the way, I will continue to use CKBlog to post cooking and recipe information. Stay tuned for one on an Autumn Plum Torte. It’s one of my favorite desserts and I’ve modified it to being gluten-free.
COUNTRY KITCHEN CENTER
“Where you can learn to love your gluten-free life”.
1299 County Rd. 35, PO Box 214, Guilford, NY 13780
2016 Fall Schedule – Prices: $95.00 each class*, early-bird discounts available.
Sept. 17, 18* 10:00am – 1:00pm Homestyle Baking– Big flavor & taste. Make a Gluten-Free mix. Bake Cookies, Cakes, Muffins, Scones.
Sept. 24, 25* 10:00am – 1:00pm Breakfast Is Back – It’s a new game with gluten-free grains. Batter up for Pancakes, Waffles, Crepes & Muffins. Learn the technique for Egg Frittatas.
Oct. 1, 2* 10:00am – 1:00pm Pasta – Mamma mia! Demystify GF dried pasta grains. Cook correct sauces with matching pasta shapes.
Oct. 22, 23* 10:00am – 1:00pm Pizza, Pizza – Bring happiness back in your life…develop a repertoire of GF Doughs and Toppings.
Oct. 29, 30* 10:00am – 1:00pm Halloween Treats – with none of the tricks. Oh my! Candy, Cookies & Cupcakes. Homemade Caramel Apples.
Nov. 5, 6* 10:00am – 1:00pm Homestyle Baking – Big flavor & taste. Make a Gluten-Free mix. Bake Cookies, Cakes, Muffins, Scones.
Nov. 12, 13, 19, 20* 10:00am – 1:00pm Thanksgiving Baking – Let’s Give thanks for GF Baking. Homemade Pies, Fruit Crisps, Tea Breads & Rolls.
Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11* 10:00am – 1:00pm Holiday Cookie Basket – Fill your own gift basket with classic, seasonal favorites. Decorated Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread Men, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.
* Each date is for a separate class.