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Crazy Nut Lady

., California
Since my 20 month old son was diagnosed with life-threatening peanut allergy, I've become the crazy nut lady! In Toronto, eating out is almost a sport, and it's one that my husband and I enjoyed frequently, both with and without our tot. An anaphylatic reaction to a dab of peanut butter smeared on... Full Bio
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.Com vs. .Ca - A Lesson Learned by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Make sure to check the correct country of origin website when looking up allergen information for a restaurant you may want to visit. I naturally default to .com when accessin ... Read on »
A Christmas Miracle? by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Maybe! It looks like I found a nut-free gingerbread house! I found it at Sears in the kids clothing department - the absolute place I would have ever expected to find one. ... Read on »
A Couple of Feelers Out There... by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I sent emails today to both Whittamore's Berry Farm and Galaxy Desserts to check on their peanut/tree nut allergy info. Whittamore's is a pick-your-own fun farm in Markham ... Read on »
A Happy Halloween by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I ate tons of peanut butter when I was pregnant. I craved it constantly, and ate it several times a week. I've often guiltily wondered if my consumption played any role in ... Read on »
A Lame-Ass Article in Chatelaine by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Check out his completely misguided article on peanut allergies in this months’ Chatelaine. While ill-informed author Patricia Pearson states “in search of a little clar ... Read on »
A Lame-Ass Article in Chatelaine by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Check out his completely misguided article on peanut allergies in this months’ Chatelaine. While ill-informed author Patricia Pearson states “in search of a little clarit ... Read on »
A Lazy Baker Needs to Get Busy by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I’m an admittedly lazy baker. While I love to cook, the precision required by baking often eludes me. With DJ’s second birthday coming up, I’ve been busy preparing for the fes ... Read on »
A Novel Approach by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I've read alot of about the potential of immunotherapies to treat peanut allergy, or the possibility or developing a vaccine. But what about an allergy-free peanut? The US ... Read on »
A Toronto Treasure Turns out to be Nut-Free! by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies My husband and I both really love Indian food. Unfortunately, the local restos we tend to order from all use cashewpaste in their dishes, so we've stopped ordering from the ... Read on »
Ace Bakery by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I love Ace Bakery breads, especially the olive oil and sea salt crisps. Sadly, a look at the allergy information on their website reveals that cross- contamination with peanut ... Read on »
Air Canada Indifference by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Normally, we book our flights online. It's been years since I've called an airline directly, but this time, I insisted my husband speak directly with Air Canada to ensure t ... Read on »
Allergic Living Responds to Chatelaine's article by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Gwen Smith, editor of Allergic Living wrote an article in response to Chatelaine's now much-discussed article " It's just Nuts." The article is well informed; of course, ... Read on »
Allergic Living Responds to Chatelaine's article by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Gwen Smith, editor of Allergic Living wrote an article in response to Chatelaine's now much-discussed article " It's just Nuts." The article is well informed; of course, i ... Read on »
Allergies and Bullying by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I just read this disheartening article on The Toronto Star's website about how kids with allergies are often the subject of bullying. With just one year to go until DJ ... Read on »
An Epi-Pen Experiment by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I love sun butter; love its roasted yummy goodness. I hate that it's so hard to find. Whole Foods is the only place I've tracked it down. And it's pricey too! At $7.00 for ... Read on »
Another Allergy Alert from CFIA by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Both the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Choices Markets are warning people with allergies to walnut not to eat the Choices Markets brand Cranberry Lemon Splash Muffins. ... Read on »
Another Nut Free Bakery! by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Thanks to a reader for bringing my attention to Half-Baked Ideas, another nut-free bakery by Mount Pleasant and Davisville. The pull apart cakes look great. While the locat ... Read on »
Another Nut Free Option - Swirls Cupcakes by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies A quick reply from Swirls Cupcakes confirmed that there products are both peanut and nut free. While I've got used to baking a little more - and have even started to enjoy ... Read on »
Another Slip by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Yesterday, I dashed out to do the grocery shopping while DJ was taking a nap. Costco was overwhelmingly busy, so much so I was directed to park in the shipping dock! Anyway ... Read on »
Back From London! by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies We're back from London - safe and sound after a great week spent exploring. I've got tons to blog about, from the flight (Air Canada) to wonky labelling, to a couple of rea ... Read on »