This contribution is from my friend, Desiré Volkwijn. Although we have not seen each other for several years, my memories of Desiré and her husband Kay-Robert are one of warmth and caring.
They were the family we did not have when we moved to Kansas from SA in 1996. Being fellow South Africans, the Volkwijns befriended us and helped in our settling down in a new country and city. We remember, with appreciation, their warm hospitality.
Desiré has had a long career in education. In her retirement she is very active in the church. She served three years as elder and also belongs to a few committees at her local church.
Her interests are gender issues, travel and reading. She also enjoys knitting and some crochet work. Desiré has always had a passion for writing and is now rekindling this talent. She has had one poem and one story published online in South Africa. She is getting ready to submit a new publication very soon.
I remember eating several delicious meals at the Volkwijn home. Upon recently learning that she is gluten/wheat intolerant, Desiré has taken steps to eat the correct food for her health condition. This included collecting gluten free recipes. Do try one of Desiré's favorite recipes, especially, if you too are gluten intolerant. This recipe which yields about 4 dozen cookies, follows:
For other recipes by Desiré check her Delicious Double Chocolate Cookies
If you have any questions or would like to add a recipe of your own, email me, Nirmala, at
You can also reach me via the Contact Form I will be happy to help in any way I can. The site will be regularly updated with tasty recipes and hints and tips.
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