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Let’s Give a Shout-out to Trader Joe’s

I’ve been gluten free for about five years now.  Early on, I was trying  different products, and found a number of them very disappointing.  Case in point, gluten free bagels.  The ones that I tried several years ago were so disappointing.  It’s a bit trite to say they tasted like cardboard, but that’s a pretty good description.

I hadn’t tried another GF bagel until just a few days ago.  Encouraged by the description of their bagels in the recent Fearless Flyer, I put bagels on my shopping list and made a trip to Trader Joe’s.  I bought the bagels, cream cheese and lox so I could satisfy a desire that had been unfilled for such a long time.  I also bought avocados, thinking I’d use the bagels for some avocado toast.  (I love avocados.)  54288-gluten-free-plain-bagels.jpg

I lightly toasted the bagel halves and had bagels with lox and cream cheese, and I loved it.   Very satisfying.  So – thank you Trader Joe’s.  You really delivered.

 

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A Great Find in Delavan, Wisconsin

My husband and I found ourselves in Delavan, Wisconsin yesterday at lunch time.  We thought that Rushing Waters Trout House looked like a promising place to eat.  Recently opened, it is spacious and clean, with very high ceilings.  The menu didn’t provide a number of gluten free options, so I ordered the Rainbow Trout Shore Lunch – pan fried – for $14.00.  It  was nicely prepared and presented, and came with cooked-just-right vegetables, thin French fries and cole slaw.  The slaw had a slightly tangy taste which I liked very much.  My husband had the same lunch, except he order his with a side of potato pancakes instead of French fries.  We were both quite pleased with our lunch.

I regret that I didn’t take photos of the restaurant or my meal.

If you live in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago, Delavan is only about 25 minutes from Harvard, or about 45 minutes from Woodstock.  Maybe you have friends in Milwaukee you’d like to meet for dinner, or you’d like a place to stop on your way north.  If Rushing Waters Trout House continues to meet its early promise, it would be very much worth a try.

An Omelet Version of Corned Beef and Cabbage

The popularity of corned beef and cabbage is demonstrated by the way the dish appears in an assortment of menu offerings.  Most recently, I have seen it offered as a soup in one restaurant  (I regret that I didn’t try it)  and as an omelet at Benedict’s la Strata in Crystal Lake.  Benedict’s is a popular choice with my husband and I, as noted in the review on the Restaurant page.

I was very happy with the omelet.  The flavor of the corned beef was good – not too salty – and the portion was ample.  Served with Benedict’s breakfast potatoes and a cup of fresh fruit.
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A very satisfying, gluten free meal.