Rule № Seven
Beware Of Medical Conditions, Especially Allergies
This rule speaks for itself. When we were growing up, my parents used to take us to
So imagine my shock, when a few weeks ago, as I was getting ready to go to a wedding, my eyes started itching like crazy and blew up to the size of golf balls and red, itchy blotches appeared all over my face. I could not figure it out until I remembered I had a liter of grapefruit juice not an hour before. (This is a good reason to keep anti-histamine in the medicine cabinet.) Worked out well though, as it was a great excuse to leave the wedding early.
Keep food that you or your children are allergic to out of the house or away from them. Reactions to eating something one is allergic to are swift and often not very pretty.
Another fairly common intolerance to food, (which most of my family shares) is lactose intolerance. Simply put, it is the inability to digest lactose which is the dominant sugar of milk. If one does have this intolerance, the symptoms are usually gas and bloating. So be careful, when cooking with large amounts of milk.