Well, here I am again, wanting to write, wanting to change the focus of this blog, wanting to change the name to reflect that change. As gluten-free awareness has exploded the last three years, there is less and less need for a gluten-free sleuth. Expanded, detailed information and research have obsoleted my hard-earned and, many times, painful original research to discover the landmines of hidden gluten.
With the new government regulations of 20 ppm of allowable gluten in foods labeled GF, those of us that are super sensitive or have an extreme case of Celiac disease already know we still have to read ingredient lists even when the food is labeled GF. For example, teff flour has some gluten in it, but falls under the 20 ppm of gluten allowed by the FDA. One day of eating something with teff flour does not affect me; whereas, consecutive days rip my stomach apart.
While I am not thrilled that the FDA arbitrarily decided on our behalf that any ppm of gluten is ok for Celiac disease and gluten intolerance, the new labeling guidelines at least point me in the right label-reading direction, saving me time in the grocery store. For that, I am thankful.
So…my daily focus has swerved to GF Wine Making and GF Wine Country Living. The blog name needs to reflect this new direction. After this entry, I will be changing my name to GF Wine Country Living. Again, I hope I do not lose any of you, but in case I do, the new name will be the following:
GF Wine Country Living.
Last time I changed names, you did not have to do a thing. WordPress automatically carried you along. Hopefully, this third name change will be “the one.” Thanks for your loyalty, and stay tuned for a new, fun focus.