|Father's Day 2012|
Before we got married, he made it quite clear that he needed baked goods as a means of survival. He was raised on tasty, homemade, baked treats. I promised him I'd learn to bake, and I did my very best. I still can't bake blindly, throwing together a cup of this and a pinch of that. (Unless I want it to suck, that is.) But I can follow a recipe and tweak is slightly and leave everyone happy.
Recently, Graham made the decision to go gluten-free. Since our college days, he's been dealing with some health issues that haven't been resolved. He's tried everything, and eliminating gluten was his last option, for a lot of reasons. Unfortunately, gluten-laden products seemed to be the only common denominator to some of his health issues. He tried it on a trial basis, and slowly but surely it started to work. The good news is that he's feeling better than he has in years. The bad news is that his favorite treats are a no-go, unless he wants to deal with the repercussions. That means I have to re-learn how to bake treats that will both satisfy his palate and leave his body happy and healthy.