I grew up around German food. I talking the stick to the ribs heave in the tummy kind of cooking. There were home made sausages and sauerkraut, and yes I can make it. There were also kolaches. Yeast rolls with fruit filling. In my family there was rolache, that is like a cinnamon roll but you put a poppy seed filling in it. Ground poppy seed and cooked in a sweet milk and sugar mixture until the are thick. It is awsome. I had to give it all up. Not because I wanted to healthier, but because I have a gluten intolerance. No bread no wheat. I thought I would go crazy. I did in a way. I tried every gluten free recipe I could get my hands on. That is not always a good thing. Most of the bread recipes have a lot of added sugar. Well I found out that with time you loose the cravings after a while and you don't eat that stuff. Now it is a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits and cheeses and nuts. I have even lost a little weight.
What gets me that there are a lot of people out there going on a gluten free diet to loose weight. Doctors are even putting them on these diets. In a way it is good, but for those of us that have to be gluten free, we get the oh you are one of those. I say one of what?
Try having to run to the bathroom after you eat. Having bad gas and pain. Not only that but joint pain. You got it is funnnnnn. I am three years gluten free and I feel better than I ever have. My allergies have even gotten better.
So why am I going on about this? I don't know. I guess I just wanted to go on a rant.
I am going to do a little tunisian crochet. It is a fun change. I like the crochet but almost knit look of it. I have found a lot of videos online. When I first started tunisian there was not a lot out there. I wasn't sure if I was doing it right. Now that I have something to go by I enjoy it a lot more.
I could go on and on about it but I am going to work today. So I will be back later. I have to finish the next square of my afghan. I am also doing a loom knit version. They look so much alike that I decided to make them different colors to keep the squares straight. I guess it wouldn't matter if I got a loom knit square in with the needle knit squares, but I would like to keep them separate.
Ok I am out for now.