The art of giving

Photo by Alecia Paolini WHETHER IT’S FOR THE HOLIDAYS, a birthday, an anniversary or any other celebratory event, nothing beats receiving — and giving — a gift made by hand. Our featured artist today is Gene Paolini, who hails from Northern California. He has been a craftsman and woodworker all his life. He got introduced …

Gluten-free Christmas shortbread/cookies

Today’s recipe comes courtesy of sister Francine, who keeps us on our toes with her culinary creativity. Gluten-free shortbread cookies. It’s a recipe for gluten-free shortbread cookies, courtesy of The Conscious Plant Kitchen. She recommends doubling the recipe but here is the singular version: Vegan Almond flour Shortbread cookie (single recipe) 1 1/2 cups almond …