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Recipes & Cooking / Re: What's for Dinner?
« Last post by hedgehog on Today at 05:44:12 PM »
We just had a nice chicken soup, from scratch.  Chicken, thyme, carrots, celery, butternut squash, and a little fettuccini that I broke into little pieces.

And I just pulled some brownies out of the oven.  From scratch, no mix.  I have wanted to make these for about a year, but the recipe was in a cookbook at my husband's house.  I managed to get that cookbook back.
Teens and Food Allergies / Re: Going away to college with LTFA
« Last post by PurpleCat on Today at 10:45:06 AM » does not save lives.  So sad.
Teens and Food Allergies / Re: Going away to college with LTFA
« Last post by my3guys on Today at 08:49:53 AM »
No words. But good reminders for all of us with teens, especially those going away to college.

This girl was a freshman. She died at school. Her parents now want to bring awareness to the importance of talking to rommates, friends, RAs about allergies and treatment of anaphylaxis.
Reactions & Stories / Re: Canyon Ranch lawsuit for allergic reaction
« Last post by GoingNuts on January 18, 2019, 03:45:26 PM »
Schools and Food Allergies / Re: Epi Pens, Inhalers, phones, & SBAC Testing
« Last post by Macabre on January 18, 2019, 12:09:06 PM »
Thanks, gufyduck. Itís great to see you!
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Worcestershire Sauce
« Last post by Macabre on January 18, 2019, 12:07:52 PM »
When we last bought it, the Kroger store brand didnít have anchovies.
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Worcestershire Sauce
« Last post by GoingNuts on January 17, 2019, 07:00:06 PM »
We also use Lea & Perrins  - PN, TN, sesame and chick pea.
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Worcestershire Sauce
« Last post by rebekahc on January 17, 2019, 03:28:44 PM »
We don't have seed allergies, so you'd need to double check on that, but we use Lea & Perrins. 


Distilled white vinegar, anchovies, garlic, molasses, onions, salt, sugar, water, chili pepper extract, cloves, natural flavorings, tamarind extract

If you prefer something without anchovies, you might consider Pickapeppa Sauce - it has a similar flavor profile and I think would substitute well for Worchestershire for most uses.  Again, you'd have to double check WRT seeds.
Schools and Food Allergies / Epi Pens, Inhalers, phones, & SBAC Testing
« Last post by gufyduck on January 17, 2019, 01:52:33 PM »
I came across this information as part of my job, and thought it might be helpful for those who have students taking the SBAC test this spring.  The info I'm sharing is specific to California, but assume it is similar for other states using the SBAC test.

In SBAC testing there is something called a designated support.  These are tools that can help ANY student if they are recommended.  I often set students up to have a different screen color if monitors bother their eyes or for items (not passages) to be read to them if they struggle in reading.  Quoting the CA manual
(Designated Supports) are available for use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator (or team of educators working with the parent/guardian and student)

There is a new designated support this year for medical devices.  Including phones. 
Medical Device

Students may have access to an electronic device for medical purposes (e.g., Glucose Monitor). The device may include a cell phone, and should only support the student during testing for medical reasons.

Follow local policies regarding medical devices and ensure studentsí health is the highest priority.
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