10 Food & Recipes That Made Me Happy in 2019 (Miss Gail Recommends)

Continuing to reflect on last year, Gentle Reader, and things that made me happy. Of course many of those are FOOD related!

  1. Trader Joe’s eggnog flavor whole milk greek yogurt. I know, I’m weird, but I love eggnog yet can’t drink much of it, so the carton goes bad fast. This gives me all the same satisfaction with way less guilt or waste.
  2. I spotted PURPLE NOODLES. Tris would be so excited and honored.
  3. Sticky toffee pudding in Scotland (and other things I ate abroad.) Including an amazing lamb burger, fancy duck, Greek pastries, any weird crisp I could find, and many breakfasts. Turns out the Isles have UPPED their food game since I last visited.
  4. Miracle Fruit tablets at a party. I brought them out among friends and they were a huge hit. We were sucking down lemons like hysterical children addicted to candy.
  5. Baked a wildly popular Cherry Clafoutis. Here’s the recipe. I used only 1/2 cup of the white sugar. And for a GF/no lacto version I substituted almond meal for flour and coconut creamer for milk.
  6. Bonne Maman Cherry Preserves has become my favorite (store bought) jam.
  7. Zucchini noodles. I’ve been doing them with brown butter garlic (like this). Yum.
  8. Jelly Babies. I grew up with them and I’ve discovered I can order them in the USA. It’s the gummy things that make life worth living.
  9. Making (and modifying) tiramisu.
  10. This article on Making Ancient Roman Style Cheese

Yours (always trying new foods),

Miss Gail 

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One Response

  1. Michele said:

    Eggnog cookies are quite delightful, and work well with the 1:1 gluten free flour too. I have an old Mrs Field’s cookbook with the recipe, which is also on the web for general access.

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