a quick venting post then I'll move on...
Woman at bakery informed me that I "...just don't know how hard it is to shop for gluten free foods, because, did you know that gluten is in EVERYTHING???" Really lady??? How about sticking to a diet that restricts:
GLUTEN (oh the horror!)
CORN or any by product of corn
MUSHROOMS (due to mold)
POTATOES and all starchy veggies
VEGGIES with high sugar content (carrots, beets, yams, peas, some beans, this list goes on)
MOST FRUITS (except berries and green apples and a half a banana from time to time!)
ALL BREADS OR ANYTHING MADE WITH YEAST OR YEAST EXTRACT
And still, there's more...
But obviously I didn't say any of that to this gluten deprived woman, instead I shrugged and said, "Thankfully there are places like this bakery." and smiled and went on my way.
Sometimes I get frustrated with people. While on the topic if I'm invited to someone's home and and I politely decline to eat something that is being served (because I will end up in the bathroom the rest of the night and most of the next day!) or I politely decline a glass of wine (doesn't matter if it's white or red people!) it's not because I'm being picky. And finally when you offer me hot apple pie smothered in vanilla ice cream for dessert and say, "Oh come on! You have to try just a little bit. You can run 10 miles tomorrow!" Don't be surprised if I never step foot into your home again.
Ok, a lot of times I get frustrated.
All done venting.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Today my Grandmother turned 95 years old.
95 YEARS OLD!
Sorry, I just look at that number and can't really grasp it.
I had a conversation with her recently that's fitting to share today, since it is her birthday, and also because just last night while making dinner, my onions caught fire in the oven requiring a frantic call to 911. Thankfully the dispatcher told me exactly what to do and the fire subsided before any trucks were sent to the house. That being said, here's a snippet of our conversation:
"Honey do you remember you used to call the firemen and tell them that the neighbor's house was on fire?"
"I did? When?"
"When you were very young. You said you wanted to see the fire trucks."
"So I'd call 911?"
"Yes, you did this a few times, honey."
Her memory of the past is amazing.
Posted by Me at 12:24 PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Well, guess what...
Who didn't eat these like candy as a kid?? They were soooooo good, everything about them, the flavor, the texture, the way they slowly melted into a syrup coating your throat as you sucked away.
They are available now at CVS drug stores in Honey and Cherry flavors and soon to come Black Licorice and Lemon Citrus! If you don't have a CVS near you, you can order them online here:
They contain sugar, (the bad kind, corn syrup) so I'm in a bit of pickle on whether or not I should indulge in this childhood past time. I'll just sit and stare at the pictures for a bit while I decide...
I think I've made up my mind.
Posted by Me at 9:24 PM