Farmhand Fair!

For 3 weeks in July I was at a farmers market at the Sewickley Mount Nebo Agway.

125 McAleer Rd, Sewickley, PA 15143

I’ll be there again This coming Saturday, August 13, assuming I get time to bake!

I tried out a new recipe the first week I was there; something I came up with on accident. I was out of chocolate chips and I had purchased honey peanut butter, instead of the regular stuff, so what resulted were my mini honey nutters! They have no added sugar, just organic honey and bakeable stevia, so they are much lower carb than my chocolate chip masterpieces. And people have loved them! I think I sold out of them 2 out of the 3 weeks I had them!

They also inspired me on how to turn my chocolate chip cookies into a sugar free ones! I’m almost there! I want to have the yummiest healthiest chocolate chip cookies ever! I will likely start debuting my sugar free chocolate chip cookies this fall. I have been making so many cookies for the farmers market, friends, family, and a Pittsburgh wedding cookie table, that I haven’t had much time for some good old fashioned chemistry experiments.

Also my cookies have been featured the first weekend of every month at a wonderful local boutique in Avalon, called Reposhture!

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The shop is absolutely adorable. I’ve purchased cute stuff there like a window made into a work of art for my wall, vintage hat, handmade fabric flower magnet, and another vintage plate I’m picking up. Love Kim’s (the owner) style and really appreciate her heart. Stop in September 3 and 4 to check it out and grab a cookie while you’re there.

That’s all for now… But leave a comment and you could be picked, in my next blog post, to win one of my new sugar free cookies!

Thanks all!

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I am that person.

We had a celebration this weekend of our two friends were ordained as decons! The ceremony was full of love and this was shown by all the people that came out to celebrate and congratulate Seth and Paul and the others who were ordained.

There was a pretty typical church cookie reception afterwards, which (kind of last minute) I agreed to help organize. Nick and I typically do not approach the receptions after events very optimistically. We just assume we aren’t going to be able to eat anything. And that’s fine. We never go to these events expecting to be able to eat and so we aren’t truly disappointed. And the way our lives are currently, we practice enough intermittent fasting that it’s not really an issue to wait 30 minutes until we get home.

But of course I made my gluten free cookies in excess for all those people hoping and wishing they could eat! I am that person because I was that person!

But, I almost forgot to mark them gluten free… Which doesn’t matter too much except two things… 1) those GF folks won’t know they have an option! And 2) people like my dad who doesn’t want or need gluten free food, and the thought has the tendency to turn him off or at least make him skeptical, won’t go eating them all before those who need them. So Nick saved the day by finding some coffee filters and a sharpie and labeling them accordingly.

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These large beauties were another partial experiment, which will definitely be sticking around in my long term collection. White chocolate macadamia nut! I never cared for them growing up, but they are Nick’s favorite cookie and although I don’t know how someone can like them more than plain chocolate chip, I have come to like them very much. And they were a hit.

By the time I went to start cleaning up, there were only 2 GF cookies left (which Nick and I promptly devoured) and there definitely aren’t 4 dozen GF people at our church. So I hope all you people enjoyed them! I love serving in this way because… I can! And because I would bake anyway and get large if I didn’t sell some and give some away.

So… In honor of Paul and Seth’s ordination and my new exciting recipe… I will be giving away 4 large white chocolate macadamia nut cookies! Leave a comment on this blog and I’ll pick a winner next week!

Thanks all!

Spreading gluten-freedom,
Lauren