Thursday, May 27, 2010

Taste Restaurant Redux

We tried out Taste Restaurant last night; it's the newest addition to the the New Toronto strip of Lakeshore. Again, when we arrived I checked with the manager about peanut and tree nuts and was assured that all of their dishes were made fresh on the premises and no nuts were used. I had a 1/2 chicken dinner, while my hub tried the cod cakes. DJ ordered nuggets from the kids menu. Everything was tasty and the meal was great - except for our fussing toddler who refused to sit still and wailed repeatedly for a milkshake. It's great to have a place to walk to - and we'll definitely try it again - once they've invested in some booster seats!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Taste Restaurant

I'm totally excited to try this new restaurant - Taste - tonight. A quick call to the manager confirmed there are no peanuts or tree nuts used in any of the dishes. This resto takes the place of an old fave - Lee's Thai Spring Roll - that moved a couple of blocks west on Lakeshore about six months ago. Of course, we can't eat there anymore, but have really been missing having a local restaurant we can walk to when the mood strikes. Will blog more tomorrow about how it turns out.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Feeling Pissy

There have been a couple of times since DJ has been diagnosed with peanut allergy that I get the feeling that certain friends just don't get it. They don't get how difficult it is to find safe restaurants to eat at and why we just don't take his own food with him to ones where we can't safely order something for him. I don't know how other people deal with this, but I don't want DJ to feel excluded. And to me, sitting in a restaurant eating food he couldn't possibly even touch doesn't seem fair. So when a 'friend' recently suggested I 'think about' bringing DJ to eat at an unsafe restaurant because that's his preference, I sort of felt like telling him to shove it.

Frankly, there's not a lot to think about for us. DJ's safety comes first - always. And for friends that don't understand that, I think we'll probably see less and less of them.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Food Allergy Awareness Month

It's Food Allergy Awareness Month. Check out this link at to win a prize for sending in your expired Epipen and Twinjet devices. The idea is that expired injectors can be used for practice by newly diagnosed families and those simply looking for a refresher.

DJ's pens don't expire for another month, but when they do, we'll be using them ourselves to practice on oranges. That was the advice from our allergist.