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    1. Ruth added a topic in Gluten-Free Travel   

      Bermuda: Looking For Recommendations
      My husband and I are heading to Bermuda for a long weekend. Has anyone been recently and have dining recommendations? Looking for a bit of everything: Quick lunch, relaxing brunch, romantic dinners, etc.
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    2. Ruth added a topic in Gluten-Free Travel   

      Just wanted to share our recent experiences in London! We had a great trip: here's where we ate:
      Cote Bistro/brasserie: multiple locations throughout the city. We ate at two different locations; Kennsington & near St. Paul's Cathedral. Both have great gluten-free menus and attentive staff.
      Belle Italia: also multiple locations throughout the city. We ate at the South Kennsington location. Excellent gluten-free menu. Pizza, grilled chicken salad. All excellent.
      Honest Burger: Soho location. This is amazing!! Everything is gluten-free (except the regular buns, but they have a gluten-free bun) burgers, vegetarian fritters, rosemary "chips" (French fries) So good, we went there twice:) also the have homemade lemonade, gluten-free beer, ice tea, etc, YUM!
      Brown's: multiple locations, we went to the Victoria Station location. Good gluten-free menu, steak, chicken, etc.
      Otto: really unique Gluten free cornmeal crust pizza. Unlike anything we have had before, and really great! It is located in knotting hill, a little out of the way, but worth the trip!
      We stayed in an apartment style hotel to accomodate our family of 5. Having a kitchen was good for breakfast and packing a lunch every day. We bought Genius gluten-free bread at the local Tesco market. We also went to Whole Foods in Kennsington, but is wasn't as good for gluten-free as I would have thought. We brought our own cereal, macro bars, and glutinous pretzels.
      I'm happy to answer any specific questions of your are planing a trip to London!
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    3. Ruth added a post in a topic College Search: Which Colleges Really Do A Good Job W/gluten-free?   

      Thanks Gemini,
      She is going to look at Ithaca this summer. She also heard back from Colgate and Holy Cross dining services people. They both seem very accomdating and are going to meet with us and give us a tour of their facilities this week.
      We are feeling much more confident that she will find a school that "gets it."
      I'll keep posting as we go for others who may be looking for similar info in the future.
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    4. Ruth added a post in a topic College Search: Which Colleges Really Do A Good Job W/gluten-free?   

      Thank you so much Gemini ~ Ithaca is on her list of schools to visit over April vacation. This info will make her so happy
      Did your niece consider any other schools that seemed to "get" the gluten-free thing?
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    5. Ruth added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac Disease   

      College Search: Which Colleges Really Do A Good Job W/gluten-free?
      My daughter is a HS junior and has begun her college search. She has been gluten-free for 9 years. She also has other food allergies.
      Obviously, the competance of the dining services will be a major part of her college decision. Does any one have any input on what colleges are really good or not good at handling gluten-free diets and food allergies?
      She is primarily interested in schools in the Northeast and possibly the mid-atlantic area.
      We would love some input from people with recent, first hand experience either attending college or who have recently visited.
      Any help is greatly appreciated!
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    6. Ruth added a topic in Gluten-Free Travel   

      15Yo School Trip To London& Edinburgh
      My 15 year old is going to London/Edinburgh for two weeks with a school group. She has celiac and multiple food allergies.
      She is very well versed in working with waitstaff and finding food in supermarkets, however, she has never had to do this outside of the US.
      I am sending her with emergency food, but would like some easy to find "go to" shops/restuarants/products to list for her.
      She is allergic to tree nuts/peanuts as well as carrots, strawberries, peppers So grabbing a salad doesn't work for her.
      Thanks for any advice/input.
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    7. Ruth added a post in a topic Getting Girl Scouts To Sell Gluten Free Cookies`   

      My daughter has been a Girl Scout for 9 years now... we have often thought how great it would be to have a gluten-free Cookie to sell. I give you a lot of credit for starting this campaign. In the mean time.. your daughter may like to do what mine has done. We sell the cookies to friends and family that are not gluten-free and our family buys what we "normally" would, but instead of keeping them in the house we donate them to the local food pantry. We know some happy kids will be pulling GS Cookies out of their lunch box as a treat.. and some mom or dad who is struggling financially will get to bring home this (very expensive) treat!.
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    8. Ruth added a post in a topic Im Newly Diagnosed And So Angry   

      I know it sounds trite, but it really does get better. Everyone goes through some level of anger/sadness for having to drastically change their lives. I've cried in the supermarket, mall (looking for makeup), the hairdresser (after they doused me with some hair product containing wheat) No is so prevalent in everything social. Its been 6 years for me, and I still get the "why me" /"why my kids" feeling every so often... then of course I remind myself how lucky we actually are.

      As for your family, they will come around. Make a pan of Gluten Free Pantry's brownie mix (I believe there is a diary free version on the box). Don't eat them in front of your family...let them have them thinking they are "regular" They will love them. They will then start to realize that gluten-free/DF doesn't always mean gross food. Also... have some regular food that is gluten-free... sometimes it's junk... but at least it makes you feel a bit "normal" (Ice cream, Smartfood, Lays Chips)

      Some of my kids' friends like the gluten-free brownies I make better than regular ones... also the kids at school always want the Glutino pretzels that my kids bring in... even though it's expensvie, I always send in some extra, it feels good for them to be able to share.

      Some family/friends will never get it.... that's the hardest part.

      Post again... let us know how things are going.
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    9. Ruth added a post in a topic (autoimmune) Asthma, Allergies And Skin Issues (eczema)?   

      My son's severe asthma and excema went away completely after goning gluten-free. No more inhalers, singulair, albuterol, steroids.... it took about 3 months to see full improvement.
      It has been a blessing.
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    10. Ruth added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      5th Anniversary gluten-free
      I am celebrating my 5th Anniversary as a Gluten Free person!
      I just wanted to say thanks... I don't frequent this board daily as I once did... but I do refer to it often, and recommend it to people I meet who are newly diagnosed. It is amazing to me how far the world has come in 5 years regarding knowledge of celiac, products available, etc.
      I feel better now, more than ever, and want those who (or whose loved ones have been) newly diagnosed to know that the gluten-free life is incredible, and is worth every minute of the diffculty... for the health and happiness that is the result.
      Thank you.
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    11. Ruth added a post in a topic Phili 76ers And Celiac   

      Go Celtics! Now.. if they'd do this in Boston it would be great!!
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    12. Ruth added a topic in Gluten-Free Restaurants   

      Buca Di Beppa & Past Pomodoro
      I found these listed in the Triumph Dining Guide.
      Does anyone have any experinece dining at either of these Restaurants in San Francisco?
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    13. Ruth added a topic in Gluten-Free Travel   

      San Francisco In Two Weeks!
      Wondering if anyone has any recommendations for eating gluten-free in SF with the family.
      Specifically, any places near the usual tourist attractions.
      Ruth Ann
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    14. Ruth added a post in a topic Vermont   

      In the Woodstock/Quechee area I would recommend:

      Restaurants: Simon Pearce (fine dining, great location, understand gluten-free...just let them know in advance)
      Bentley's in Woodstock has prepared a good gluten-free steak salad for me. Just let them know when you arrive. The chef seems very knowledgeable, came out and spoke to me.

      The Quechee Club Grille Room (weekend evenings) or the Deck(lunches and weekday evenings) Call in advance and let them know. Chef is awesome. Food is great!

      Grocery Stores:
      Mac's in Woodstock has gluten-free pasta (Tinkanyada) some frozen pizza crusts & Amy's Mac & Cheese. Also in Woodstock, Gillingham's General Store now has a small gluten-free shelf with cookies, crackers, etc..
      Shaw's in West Lebanon NH (just over the boarder) has a good Wild Harvest section with lots of gluten-free stuff.
      Hope this helps!
      Ruth Ann
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    15. Ruth added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Block & Barrel Potato Chips, Etc.
      We are heading to a ball game tomorrow, These are part of the b-day food pack....
      Does anyone know if Block & Barrel Potato Chips are gluten-free. it is a subsidiary of Sysco Foods. Couldn't find info on their web site.
      Thanks for any help!
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