Celebrating 1 Year of Blogging, Educating and talking all things Food Allergy…

Our food allergy journey started on the 24th August 2006 when our world was turned upside down. I remember the day clearly for many reasons… Firstly, it was the day after Oliver’s older brother’s 2nd birthday. I remember this especially well as I think back often and wonder… if Oliver’s first anaphylactic reaction had of happened the day before at the remote zoo that we were visiting, as a birthday celebration, we may not have been as blessed as we are today enjoying every minute with Oliver now. Secondly, I remember that we had been living in Switzerland for only a few months, so I didn’t even know the emergency number!!! (it’s the first thing I memorise every new country that we visit now). Thirdly, Oliver’s grandparents were visiting from Australia (so thankful for their support every day but especially on that day). Fourthly, I remember it was cold, wet and muddy outside even though it was an August Summer’s day in Europe. And I remember that it was first thing in the morning as we were all still in our pyjamas…

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EGGstraordinary EGG day !~

Today is EGG DAY at school… it’s when you make just about everything that you can think of with eggs. There are so many things that you can actually make with eggs… it’s quite amazing… What does this day mean to me… because I am severely allergic to eggs it means that I get to stay home with my mum! But she is not letting me do just nothing, which is really annoying 🙁 but instead we are learning all about eggs and what eggs do in recipes so that when we are creating new recipes together we know what we need to do to substitute the egg. When we understand what the egg’s action is in the recipe we can better replace it. It’s been interesting finding out the many things that eggs are used for in cooking and baking and here are just a few that I would like to share with you…

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