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Allergy Issues

January 31, 2011 7 comments

Egg White Allergen – Class 6

Peanut Allergen – Class 5

Wheat Allergen – Class 4

Milk Allergen – Class 4

Cat/Dog Allergen – Class 3

Soybean Allergen – Class 3

Immunoglobulin E – 898 Whereas 0-230 is normal

My 7 month old son is a wreck and the next many many years of his life will definitely be interesting. Not quite looking forward to it. His special formula alone is going to cost roughly $140 a week. Even after he finishes up needing formula, what the heck do we feed the kid?

On a good note, I think we figured out where his incessant itching and horrible skin rashes are coming from 😀

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Turkey Day

November 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Hope the turkey is moist, the ham is flavorful and the fixins are delish! Enjoy family, friends and of course some game time over the long weekend 😀

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Chocolate Covered Goodness

February 18, 2009 Leave a comment

I used to give the “Lady” chocolate covered strawberries every Valentine’s Day and of course she loved them. This year I thought to myself, why spend $40 on a dozen chocolate covered strawberries when it could not possibly be that difficult to make? Well I went ahead and made the attempt. For roughly $40 I bought myself a double boiler, 2 pounds of fresh strawberries, 20 oz of Ghirardelli gourmet semi sweet chocolate and a bag of pretzels (in case I had leftover chocolate). Lo and behold, this is what the final score was:

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Three and a half dozen chocolate strawberries and quite a few chocolate covered pretzels. They tasted every bit as good as the candy store bought ones. I actually surprised myself. Not only that but now I have a double boiler for future food projects and more than 3 times the amount of chocolate covered strawberries as I would have gotten if I bought them pre-made!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Another Season

May 6, 2008 Leave a comment

First Morel's of the Season

I finally managed to take a minute to do something else besides work and house chores! That in itself is amazing but I actually was able to go and enjoy the weather for a little bit. I went hunting for morels for the first time this season. Weather hasn’t been ideal lately but it seems that there are some that are growing. Unfortunately the ones that I found are tiny. All of them were about thumb sized. I only found enough to make a small snack but I’m hoping that I’ll be able to sneak out again later this week and get some decent sized ones. Well wish me luck!

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