Happy Easter!

Hoping everyone has a happy Easter and Passover. Don’t forget allergy-friendly desserts (like this fruit salad).

The (food allergy) matrix

This Boston Globe article is full of good info about dining out with food allergies, with an emphasis on what certain Massachusetts establishments are doing. Led by chef Ming Tsai,

Eleanor & Park, the movie

What’s great about the news that Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park will be made into a film, scheduled to start shooting in 2015? 1. More people will read this excellent

Springy allergy-friendly treats

Oh, hey there, seasonal treats without eggs, nuts, or dairy. DIY Chocolate Matzo with Divvies Chocolate Chips and Easter Jelly Beans , also by Divvies. I’m tempted to make a

Another great food allergy conference

In the next few months, families dealing with food allergies will have two excellent opportunities to learn, share and meet others dealing with the same situation. I already mentioned the

FARE National Food Allergy Conference

Mark your calendars for the inaugural FARE National Food Allergy Conference, scheduled for June 21-23, 2014 in Rosemont, IL. I have attended a few food allergy conferences, and I found


“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.” Wonder by R.J. Palacio Yes, I’m late

Author bands

Tiger Beat Performs at YA’ll Fest 2013 I just found out that there’s another “writer” band around: Tiger Beat, made up of YA authors Libba Bray, Barnabas Miller, Daniel Ehrenhaft,

Best YA books of 2013

I’m torn about all those “best of” lists that show up at year’s end or for random reasons. Random meaning the writer was stumped on a fresh topic and needed

Food allergies in the news

When Amelia was first diagnosed with food allergies, I was desperate for information–and to feel less alone. She was the first kid I’d ever met who couldn’t eat foods like