Thank you to Knechtel Food Market

I would like to thank Brian and Kathy Knechtel for providing Lucknow with a wonderful grocery store for 29 years and for selling over 500 of my cookbooks while refusing to accept any commission or discount. Without their support Anne’s Favourites would have been a huge disappointment. Instead, it has given me more joy than I ever would have imagined when I printed and published it. I am sincerely grateful to them and the other retail locations that have carried my book and the over 13oo people who have purchased it!

Now that Knechtels is closed Anne’s Favourites will still be available at these retail locations:

  • Cliff’s Plumbing & Heating in Lucknow
  • Finchers in Goderich and Kincardine
  • Green’s Meat Market in Lucknow and Wingham
  • The Kitchen Cupboard and Icebox in Listowel
  • Sewing Galore in Wingham
  • Chesley Grocery Store

I can arrange to deliver or mail a copy to you if you call Cliff’s Plumbing & Heating (our business) 519-528-3913 or home 519-528-3500 (you may leave a message)


Black Bean Brownies

I needed a gluten-free, vegan brownie recipe for my niece’s shower and found two excellent recipes.

Check them out on these blogs:

Vegan, Gluten-free Black Bean Brownies from the Minimalist Baker – Who would believe that a can of black beans and some cocoa could taste this good!!

Vegan Zucchini Brownies from Chocolate Covered Katie, The Healthy Dessert Blog

I made these in mini muffin pans and topped them with a small swirl of vanilla “butter” cream frosting (made with margarine and almond milk)




International Celiac Disease Symposium

I apologize for being so long without a blog. It has been a whirlwind for me starting with the Lucknow Fall Fair in September. As soon as the Soap Box Derby was finished on Sunday we headed to Toronto to catch a flight to Chicago for the International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS). I found the presentations at the Canadian Celiac Conference in Toronto so informative that I decided to attend the International Symposium when it was relatively close to home. It was incredible to have the opportunity to hear the foremost researchers share their current insights into the diagnosis, etiology and treatment of celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. I plan to share my thoughts on the information presented at the ICDS when I have time to organize them and check the accuracy so they make sense to you.

Until that happens I am continuing to do what I know best – adapt “Anne’s Favourites” recipes into awesome gluten-free versions. Please continue to read about the Pumpkin Chiffon Cake I made for my Mom’s 84th birthday.

Welcome to my first blog

I am looking forward to sharing my love of cooking and baking with you through recipes that showcase the specialties of each season.  Many of these recipes will be from the cookbook I published, “Anne’s Favourites: Food for the Heart and Soul”.

I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and am adapting many of those recipes to be gluten-free and will share my experiences with this challenge. I have been so thankful for the wealth of information that I have found online as I explore this new way of life and hope I can add to that collective knowledge so others may benefit also.