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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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Research Falls by the Wayside by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies When I saw the news that McDonald's had introduced its two new sandwiches in pesto and spicy , I felt dismayed. I immediately associate both of these terms - pesto and - ... Read on »
New Armouries Restaurant - Tower of London by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The gusty winds and intermittent rainfall were the perfect backdrop to our visit to the Tower of London. The terrible weather made the place seem even more gloomy. Still, w ... Read on »
Salisbury Pub by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies After a long first day in London, spent hitting some of the more popular sights, like Buckingham Palace, Circus and Square, we headed to Convent on the advice of our con ... Read on »
Sticky Toffee Pudding by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies While we may not have been able to indulge in any of the delicious sounding desserts on many of the menus while we were in London, we were able to pick up a few real taste ... Read on »
Interpreting Labels by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies We're more than used to scanning labels here to safe products. Even though I know there is a review underway to make labelling even more comprehensive and open up more foo ... 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 »
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 »
Two Epipens are better than one by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies That's according to an article in today's Globe and Mail that says kids with potential for food reactions should carry two instead of one. We always carry two, and on th ... Read on »
Browns Bar and Brasserie by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I've been trying to do as much research as possible to find safe places to eat while we're in London. Here's the response I got from Browns Bar and Brasserie . With six l ... Read on »
The Keg by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies My in-laws took my husband, DJ and I out for a lovely early birthday celebration on Saturday. I had heard good things about the Keg with respect to allergies and had calle ... Read on »
Getting Lazy - Part II by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I take any chance I can get to make routines with DJ fun, and that includes dinner. We've dubbed Wednesday "Pizza Wednesdays" in our house as a way to break the monotony of ... Read on »
Is Benihana Safe? by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies We'll soon find out hopefully. I've sent an email to the Picadilly Circus location, close to where we'll be staying London. I'll let you know when I hear back. I've put o ... Read on »
Cool Canadian-Made Epipen Holders by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Check out these nifty Epipen holders from KozyEpi. There are lots of cool fabrics to pick from and the pouches fit both Epipen and Twinjet in their protect tubes. There are ... Read on »
New Way to Travel by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies With less than two weeks to go until we leave for London, it was time to book accommodation. In the past, we made a point of staying in modest hotels to save on money. This ... Read on »
Getting Lazy - Better Smarten Up by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I'm getting lazy; not just about posting but the important stuff too - checking every label every time. Friday after work, I whipped to the grocery store. Hoping to get hom ... Read on »
Rainforest Cafe by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies We all headed out to Rainforest Cafe in the Yorkdale Mall on the weekend to help celebrate my sweet two-year old nephew's birthday. After looking at the menu online it was ... Read on »
While my hub and I remain dilige ... by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies While my hub and I remain diligent in ensuring DJ avoids all contact with peanuts and tree nuts, our real hope is that he one day he will outrgrow his allergy. While we've c ... 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 »
Pizza Express by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Pizza Express was listed on a UK-based allergy website as a potential safe place to eat. After this response, I think we'll have to give it a miss. While it does look they ... Read on »
Wagamama by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Wagama is chain of Japanese restaurants in London. I've heard lots of good things about it and its come up in a few searches on peanut-free eating in London. I enquired yes ... Read on »