Our next meeting is January 12, 2013 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker- A Registered Sanitarian from Montgomery County Public Health Department.
Tina's Sweet Treats Holiday Cookie Collection The entire Tina's Sweet Treats Holiday Cookie Collection should be in all stores by the end of the week. Luckily for us, Snowball Cookies are on the shelves now. These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are rolled in powdered sugar (think Mexican wedding cookies). Taste these cookies soon; Snowball Cookies, along with Iced Pumpkin and Gingersnap Cookies, will only be in the stores until the end of December.
Guest Speaker for January January 12, 2013 from 3-4:30 p.m.
A Registered Sanitarian from the Montgomery County Public Health Department will discuss contact and cross contamination in the home and how to keep your family safe.
It's Not Too Late Order a Sinfully Gluten Free Pumpkin, Pecan, Walnut (like Pecan but with walnuts), Dutch Apple, or Dutch Apple Cranberry Pie, or just a plain crust by noon on Tuesday, December 18. You may pick up your pie Friday, December 21 at the Washington Square Bakery. Contact the Washington Square Bakery Department at 434-1294.
IN OTHER NEWS
The Gluten-Free Diet Dream May Come True
Scientists have experimented with sifting through different varieties of wheat and barley lines that lack, or make a lot less of, key gluten proteins in their grains.
Shanshan Wen of Washington State University in Pullman and colleagues are going a step beyond by focusing on a key enzyme -- one that helps activate a whole set of genes that make the most problematic gluten proteins. Using a genetic engineering trick, they knocked out that enzyme. As a result, the seeds of the wheat they studied had sharply reduced levels of this set of problem proteins.
The authors say it’ll take more tinkering before they can create a line that eliminates the problem proteins entirely while keeping other non-problem ones in the seeds. But they write that they have a good chance of doing it and that the resulting wheat still should make decent bread for baking.
Next will come testing -- in cell cultures, mice, and gluten-sensitive apes. Yes there are gluten-sensitive apes. Many years ago, the keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo discovered that one of their silverbacks could not tolerate gluten and stopped feeding him bread.
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