• 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 [...]

About Sweet Olive

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

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 [...]

Allergic to Food?

Food makes me sick — a lot. I never really knew why, though. I’ve been poked and prodded with scopes. I’ve been biopsied and even found myself in the emergency room once with abdominal pain so intense that I couldn’t stand. Through all of this, I never really had a primary care physician. Who has [...]

What I Learned About Myself Today

What I learned about myself today is that … I am more willing to face an unknown tomorrow than I am to make tomorrow unknown for someone else. Can’t really explain it here, but those of you who have been there may understand. Suffice to say that we are who we are based not on [...]