• Summer Stories – Allergy Accidents in Nola

    Po-boys. Fried catfish. Bread pudding. Beignets. I love New Orleans food. I dream of New Orleans food. I also can’t eat most New Orleans food any more. A series of (day job) work meetings had me in New Orleans for several days in a row recently. I adore every visit to New Orleans, no matter [...]

  • When music gets social – 225 Magazine

    One epically slow Friday afternoon at my day job, I sat typing a horrendously long report—the kind that requires its own table of contents. Fridays are quiet around my office building. Rather than fall asleep at my desk, I broke through the silence with a song from Ingrid Michaelson. Then another and another. I listened [...]

  • Wedding Cakes + EoE = A Very Sad Girl

    Last week I posted about my recent diagnosis with of a disorder called Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE), which means I have an allergy to some kind of food. Although I’m still not entirely sure which foods make me sick, I have discovered that cutting out gluten makes me feel immensely better. But cutting out gluten isn’t [...]

  • For Rebecca: Relationships that Make Us

    ****NOTE**** I wrote this post in September, but waited to publish it. Since today is Rebecca’s birthday, I thought it would be appropriate. _________________ People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, But people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou Recently, I’ve been spending a lot [...]

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Sweet Olive is a blog about culture, friendship, (gluten-free) food and writing.

Summer Stories – Allergy Accidents in Nola

Po-boys. Fried catfish. Bread pudding. Beignets. I love New Orleans food. I dream of New Orleans food. I also can’t eat most New Orleans food any more. A series of (day job) work meetings had me in New Orleans for several days in a row recently. I adore every visit to New Orleans, no matter [...]

When music gets social – 225 Magazine

One epically slow Friday afternoon at my day job, I sat typing a horrendously long report—the kind that requires its own table of contents. Fridays are quiet around my office building. Rather than fall asleep at my desk, I broke through the silence with a song from Ingrid Michaelson. Then another and another. I listened [...]

Wedding Cakes + EoE = A Very Sad Girl

Last week I posted about my recent diagnosis with of a disorder called Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE), which means I have an allergy to some kind of food. Although I’m still not entirely sure which foods make me sick, I have discovered that cutting out gluten makes me feel immensely better. But cutting out gluten isn’t [...]