Today's creative ventures included working at the bakery; of necessity gently chastising an earnest and likable but immature young friend; tending to neglected correspondence, which is a pastime with me (neglecting my correspondence that is) and making a gourmet dinner for my family. I was daring and made some gluten free chocolate chips cookies, and added a tablespoon of finely grated orange zest to the recipe, which came out pretty darn good. For those aspiring young GF bakers out there - in case their inquiring minds want to know - I used my preferred trifecta of gluten-free flours, masa harina, brown rice flour and buckwheat flour, and a wee bit of xanthan gum. Yummy. Nothing says warmth and home like chocolate chip cookies and try tossing in some orange zest next time you bake. Earthy and sweet and very very rich. Mmm.