Brazilian Cheese Bread (gluten free and grain free)

When we first started forgoing the gluten, I discovered Chebe bread mixes at a local natural foods store. There are a few different varieties, but the original mix is for Brazilian cheese bread, or pao de queijo. The bread’s only flour is tapioca starch, so it’s naturally gluten free (and grain free. Tapioca starch comes frmo the cassava plant, which is … Continue reading

Landscaping On the Cheap (or Free)

When we moved in to the Boxy Colonial last May, the yard was in really rough shape. The bank that owned it had managed to acquire two liens on it in the few months since they’d foreclosed, one of them for never, ever mowing the lawn. It was a complete jungle in the backyard, and, we found out later, it … Continue reading