Saturday, March 24, 2007

World's worst dinner guest!

I am still waiting to hear my test results from Dr. Child Hater. He thinks that I might have Celiac disease . What a bummer!

I already have a long list of allergies including: milk (typical for celiac); strawberries; melons; shellfish; and some lifesaving drugs. I have started to do some reading and unfortunately, many of the cookbooks talk about how even a very small amount can be very contaminating. One person suggested no wheat flour in the house. Yikes. Bye-bye most restaurants.

I freely confess that I am not a great cook. This is going to set me back as I lose what is in my current repetoire. Okay, I am feeling better. I sleep more. But I want you to know that this sucks sh*t.

Under the Tuscan Sun

Okay, there is a book by Frances Mayes and a movie of the same name. I got the book and then started seeing the promos for the movie. I have to tell you, that it made me put the book aside. I don't often get out to movies and I have to tell you that it looked to me like a chick flick and not a good one. However, I was going on a plane and the book was there and so I took it with me.

As far as I can tell the book and the movie only share a title. The book is great. It is the story of the author and her husband Ed and their adventures after buying a house in Tuscany. It is like reading a blog. I cannot recommend it highly enough.