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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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New Peanut Allergy Test in the Works by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies It looks like there's could be a new test to determine who really is at risk from anaphylaxis from peanut allergy. Here's more on that. One common thread that I've noti ... Read on »
New Year's Resolutions by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Like probably everybody, I make a bunch of resolutions each New Years that I never keep. When I started this blog. my intention was to highlight safe places to eat out wit ... Read on »
Peanut-Free Buffer Zones on Air Canada by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Some good news from the Canadian Transportation Agency for peanut-allergy sufferers looking to travel safely. It's ruled that passengers with nut allergies must be accommod ... Read on »
G&M Comment Board by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies As usual, it's depressing to read the comments in relation to the Air Canada nut-free announcement. Everything from how the women in question should have a peanut butter s ... Read on »
Vermont Nut-Free Chocolates Redux by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies In December, I ordered $80 worth of chocolates from Vermont Nut-Free Chocolates. I could barely stand the idea of a chocolate-free Christmas, and bored my husband to near-t ... Read on »
Happy New Year! by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Happy New Year! What a great holiday season. Not only was it great to visit with friends and family, but it was also reaction-free. Even though I was concerned about how to ... Read on »
Foodie Gifts by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies In years past, I've relied on boxed chocolates and holiday cookie tins as gifts for certain people, like the wonderful women who runs DJ's home-based daycare. This year, ev ... Read on »
Dessert and Passion Nut-free baked goodies by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I noticed a christmas yule log by Dessert and Passions in No Frills earlier today. I wouldn't normally buy something like this but for some reason I picked it up just to se ... Read on »
NAFTA Nut Free Gingerbread Kits! by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Thanks to Jennifer B for the tip on NAFTA Gingerbread kits; they are indeed peanut free! Here's the response from the company that I received earlier today: Thank you ... Read on »
The Wild Baker by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Wild Baker, mentioned in my earlier post on the holy miracle of a peanut-free gingerbread house, is indeed peanut and nut free. While nobody at the company got back to ... 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 »
Craisins - A Nut-Free Stand-in by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Lots of my family's favourite holiday baking recipes call for nuts. While I'm forgoing some alltogether, other recipes look ripe for adaptation. I was happy to see that Oce ... Read on »
Vermont Nut-Free Chocolates by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Chocolate is a mainstay in our house at Christmas. I usually keep three to four boxes on hand for last-minute entertaining and of course, for holiday snacking. Nuts and ... Read on »
Time for new holiday favourites by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Wow, time sure does fly! I just realized weeks have passed since my last blog entry while I've been busy hustling to get ready for the holidays. When we first learned ab ... Read on »
More on Precautionary Labelling by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies One of the questions in the Health Canada questionnaire on labelling has really got me thinking. It asks how you view food in the absence of one of the various precaution ... Read on »
More on Precautionary Labelling by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies One of the questions in the Health Canada questionnaire on labelling has really got me thinking. It asks how you view food in the absence of one of the various precauti ... Read on »
Precautionary Labelling and Health Canada by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Health Canada is working to improve the current approach to precautionary labelling of priority allergens in prepackaged foods sold in Canada. Those looking to add their two c ... Read on »
Precautionary Labelling and Health Canada by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Health Canada is working to improve the current approach to precautionary labelling of priority allergens in prepackaged foods sold in Canada. Those looking to add their two ... 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 »
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 »