Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Telluride- The Butcher and the Baker

Last summer my favorite stop at the Farmer's Market was to see Cinda who made gluten free cupcakes and cookies. I had to go early as she would sell out. This summer Cinda is no longer at the Farmer's Market as she's part of a new business in town, The Butcher and the Baker (guess which one she is).
I took a day earlier this summer and went in for lunch. I had a freshly made lemonade and loved their glassware that looks like a small glass flower pot.
I had a great turkey and apple wrap which was gluten free of course. The wrap was a bit dry and I made it worse by being picky and omitting the mayo as I didn't know if I'd like the flavor and cheese as I really am trying to be closer to 100% dairy free. I'm hoping to go back soon and give it a second try as I loved the apple and turkey combo. The turkey wasn't your typical deli meat but thick slices.

Dave and I also went for Brunch on Sunday. They make Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes each Sunday and only on Sunday's as we found out as we cruised town one Saturday looking for breakfast.

I also had a hot cocoa made with soy which was also in a cute mug, although this breakfast couldn't have been 100% dairy free as the pancakes were wonderful. They had a great texture, flavor and a cute presentation. The price is a bit higher then other places in town but they do have high quality food which merits the pricing, I'm looking forward to skiing to town this winter and enjoying some of these on a lazy Sunday.

Friday, August 13, 2010

pink gluten free goodies and phish

A few weeks ago at the farmers market I picked up a couple of beets. Seriously two monster beets that were larger then my fists. I cooked a large bowl of beets then tried to find ways to use them since I can only eat so many and Dave really isn't a fan.
The result- beet hummus, which was just a sweet version of hummus and much prettier but still healthy snack.

we've been a bit busy around here with a small band named phish that came to town and dave is a fan of phish so we hit the shows with our tickets that Dave slept out in a snowstorm to get. We had a few friends hit town as well and it did give us an occasion to make gluten free pancakes for our couch dwellers.
(ok so these aren't pink but they are yummy)

they also are very pretty...

as is Ajax during a sunset...

and my pink shirt and earplugs for the cool mountain night and loud phish show...

I ended up in a down jacket by the end of the night which may seem odd in mid-August but here at 9,000 feet it's a way of life for a cold evening in town park with 8,000 of my closest friends.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Udi's Pizza Crust & City Market Display

My apologies, my droid will take great photos sometimes but then other times they upload like this, but I hope you get the point. Even when you forget your Udi's Pizza Crust in the oven a bit too long it still makes for a great dinner. Here's my version of Thai Chicken Pizza.
Chicken, cubed and cooked in Buffalo Sauce
Matchstick Carrots
Julianned Onions and Green Peper

It was my first Udi's Crust and I loved it. I'm still a fan of the homemade stuff but this saves a bit of time and has a good texture and flavor.
 Also I walked into my semi-local (67 miles!) City Market and found this:
Udi's in the real people bread section! Whoo hoo! I was pretty excited and stocked up
on Bagels to help fuel my Merle's addictions.