Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living. Today on the blog, we are chatting about SSL’s gluten-free top picks of the week–and they are all about locally made goodies. For two weeks in a row, I have explored the local farmer’s markets for GF deliciousness. And to my surprise, I found lots of options. Yep, lots. I was like a kid in a candy store with all her birthday money to spend.
Now, let’s sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and a GF chocolate chip cookie and talk about shopping local for homemade GF goods.
At the Jonesborough Farmer’s Market, I bought a couple of delectable baked goodies, a chocolate chip cookie and a coconut pound cake. I loved the cookie because it was moist and chewy. It wasn’t too sweet, and it had just the right amount of chocolate chips. The coconut pound cake had a whole lot of wow packed into that small container! It was moist, full of sweetness and the toasted coconut flakes reminded of fancy pound cakes of days gone by…the days before the Celiac. But with Carol’s Cakes goodies, I don’t even care about not being able to eat gluten because I have found the perfect substitutes *smile*
Now, I must confess that the texture of the blondie was a bit odd–at first. But after a couple of nibbles, the oddity went away. It was packed full of peanut butter goodness, and it was moist! Yep, another GF item that I could enjoy without a gallon of water *smile* Do y’all know what I enjoyed my treat with? Absolutely! A good cup of coffee–while sitting on my front porch *smile*
After the Farmer’s Market, the little family and I headed over to Tupelo Honey Cafe, where we enjoyed an early lunch. To be perfectly honest, I hate eating out because I never know if I am going to get…shall we say sick….Normally, I order a salad without croutons or dressing. But at Tupelo Honey Cafe, there is a gluten-free menu. *happy dance, happy dance* I can have a sandwich there…a real sandwich…with bread and everything *wink*
Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about shopping for local, gluten-free foods. I encourage y’all to go explore your city and surrounding areas for locally, baked goodies. You never know what you might find *smile*
Remember what doesn’t bother me might bother me, so always, always read the labels and check the ingredients.