Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Food allergy? Here's a bakery for you
My friend Bonnie is always in the know. She finds so much great information, and lucky for me, she shoots me emails when she discovers new things. Here is one of those great finds that I haven't tried yet, but I know I will. It's a local Sharpsburg, Ga. bakery that will make gluten- and allergy-free treats. They serve decorated cakes and bakery items, made to order, so you can celebrate in style, and not have stomach cramps later.
The website for the baker is http://magnoliamanorsweets.com and I love some of the descriptions like, A Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, kinda like Cookie Express, but better and Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy free, Egg Free and Nut Free! It sounds awfully tempting.
Evidently, the proprietress, Marianne Pizzitola, is a New York native who moved to Georgia and then discovered that her friend, also Italian, had Celiac disease. She began a quest to bring "bread back into her life." I think this is a great story and she seems dedicated to helping people with allergy problems.
I love it and I know I will eventually try her bakery. I have worked very hard to make my own sweet treats but there are times when using a bakery would be a huge advantage, since we all lead busy lives. Also, sometimes my recipes work great and sometimes they need some work and I don't always have time to bake them over and over until I perfect a recipe.
So if you try it before me, let me know what you think.