The End

Gluten Free Kitchen Therapy began as a spin-off of our personal chef business, Dine In!, because a client was diagnosed with celiac disease.  Along with that Linda did speaking engagements to spread her knowledge of gluten-free, and recipe testing to make gluten-free better tasting and better for you.    We did cooking demonstrations to show people how to make gluten-free good for you and tasty.  She invested time and energy to get local restaurants to offer gluten-free items on their menus AND to have the knowledge and policies in place to avoid cross contamination.


Eventually became our main website.   In addition to the website design, I learned to use and program WordPress, and thus Linda’s blog was born (   We spent many hours video taping and editing cooking demonstrations that were offered on this site.   There was a lot of effort in making great photos of the dishes, as she always told me, we eat with our eyes first.  But mainly it was Linda’s great writing that made this site come to life.   Her dietetic training and personal chef experience added creditability to her content, but it was her writing style and quest for knowledge that got people to return again and again to her blog.  The videos and speaking engagements never became financially lucrative, but they where fun along the way.

I wish to thank all her blog readers for their many years of subscribing, for it was you who kept Linda going with the blog.   She really enjoyed coming up with the next posting even when time and energy were not abundant.    Linda was very disappointed when the cancer treatments no longer allowed her to think or write to the standards that she had set for herself.   “Chemo Brain” is a real problem.

And please read Linda’s account of her journey with cancer at

Thus we come to the end of Linda’s blog.

 Thank you all.

Vincent Simon

I Have Cancer, Again

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me shooting me in a gazing ball in our back yard January 2010

Bloggers endlessly study headlines, what will the search engines like?

This isn’t one I ever wanted to write. And I do care if the search engines send traffic. I invite interested folks to follow my Caring Bridge site. Enter lsimon in the Visit a Website space.

It says it is private. When I set the settings with minimal privacy, I can check who has registered.  Maybe I am addicted to blog stats, and this way I get a few. But really, everyone is welcome to visit. And share the site with others you think may benefit.

I write about emotions, costs, day to day annoyances, whatever is pertinent. It is truthful, sometimes humorous, sometimes not pretty.

I didn’t want to hijack Kitchen Therapy into a cancer blog. I haven’t had the energy or appetite to post here in over a month. But both are coming back. I an itching to do a real gluten-free food post soon.

So I decided to write about my cancer at Caring Bridge. It is a welcome help to people with severe health problems. It simplifies communication between friends, family, and colleagues, over the internet. A free service for patients, please share this resource with anyone you know who could benefit. Setting up a site is super easy.

Getting daily comments of support, affirmation, and jokes is uplifting for the patient. Getting updates without calling and disturbing the patient is calming for everyone else.

My personal site makes the most sense if you read My Story first. Then the Journal entries in chronological order.

Being a gluten-free food blogger has added joy, color, texture, and flavor to my life. I thank all of you who read Kitchen Therapy.