Musings (my blog)

I don't write very often, but when I do write I try to make the words useful in some way ;) For 2011, my goal is to use this space to provide a lot of information about allergy friendly (specifically gluten-free) cooking. Please leave your comments, suggestions, questions, and enjoy!

posted by rain on Oct 25, 2009

Thanks to Whole Foods for their pumpkin chocolate cake recipe!

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posted by rain on Oct 4, 2009

After an unfortunate reaction to Trader Joe's supposedly non-gluten Organic Corn Dippers, I have sent the following email to Trader Joe's.  If you are gluten-free, or if you have gluten-free friends, please help me in encouraging Trader Joe's to get it right.

Dear Trader Joe's --

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posted by rain on Jun 24, 2009

Enough people have wanted to know what I can and cannot eat that I decided perhaps I should make this information available in a readily accessible place.  :)

Following are the specifics of what make up "Rain-Unfriendly" foods.  (Thanks to my friend Mollie for coining the term "Rain Friendly," which is being co-opted here.)

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posted by rain on May 17, 2009

The top headline and teaser from today's NY Times is the best example of why our nation has little hope for change.

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posted by rain on Mar 26, 2009

On January 27th, my dear friend and business partner, Charlene Sun, was killed in a car accident.

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posted by rain on Mar 24, 2009

A while back I joined a pledge to write about a woman in technology that I respect on March 24, 2009.  

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posted by rain on Jan 6, 2009

The funny thing about facing food allergies with gusto: people come out of the woodwork to talk with me about my solutions and to share theirs. There are so many of us, truly, that I'm surprised awareness is still as limited as it is.

Last night I wrote an email to a friend of a friend who recently learned about gluten/dairy/egg/sugar sensitivities.  Since my last useful post was so long ago, I thought I'd share some excerpts from that email here.  ...

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posted by rain on Nov 2, 2008

My Mom on Prop 8 (she's really nailed it):

"When you allow, honor acknowledge acceptance, tolerance and love we all win. Anything that creates more fear, division, superiority and or hate gets a no vote from me. Simple"

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posted by rain on Oct 7, 2008

When McCain says that what we need is an absolute spending freeze, except in defense and "other essential services," what, exactly, does he intend to freeze?

Thinking about the services the government offers, from infrastructure to medicare to education, police, firefighters, I'd like to know what it is that McCain considers un-essential.

California may have to have it's own spending freeze - possibly even before the November election.  If it does, what will happen?  Will...

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posted by rain on Jul 10, 2008


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