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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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London Calling! by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies We're just weeks away from booking our first trip in years! Both my husband and I love to travel; before DJ, we swore having a tot wouldn't change our travel habits. Wha ... 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 »
Swirls Cupcakes - Peanut Free? by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies A colleague has told me that Swirls Cupcakes on Dundas is both peanut and nut free. There doesn't seem to be any information on the website so I've contacted the bakery dir ... 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 »
High Anxiety in the Air by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies A last minute trip to Winnipeg over the holidays had me scrambling for information about how to manage DJ's peanut allergy. Did I need anything special to get his epi-pens ... Read on »
Epi-Pen Lessons by Crazy Nut Lady Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Over the holidays, I headed out of town to a family funeral for a beloved, elderly aunt. Of course, I took DJ with me. The funeral service itself was held in the chapel att ... Read on »
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 »