Well, this blog certainly hasn’t received the attention it truly deserves the past six months. I am sorry blog. Can you ever forgive me? Just a little while longer and I’ll be able to shower you with great recipes, photos, and tasty blog entries. Please be patient.
Yes, that’s right soon we are returning to Canada. Levi’s Celiac Disease has raged out of control to an all-time fury of digestive disturbance and itchy dermatitis herpeteformis. So, in the best interests of his health, we are leaving our recently appointed home here in Puerto Plata for the flatlands of the cold Saskatchewan prairies.
That’s right, not only are we returning to Canada, we are going somewhere kinda new. New but old. We’ve lived there before, but not recently. I have a job waiting for me there and since it may take a little while for Levi to get back to his peak health, it made the most sense to go where I already had work. That, and I was bored with where we lived before and wasn’t interested in going back at all.
So, we will be leaving here in 3 1/2 weeks. And, we will hopefully be arriving in Saskatoon in 4 weeks, for May 1 – give or take.
Obviously the moment I land I am not going to be able to devote every single spare minute to the blog yet. And I am not promising to do that … ever. But I do have plenty of cravings to satisfy after 6 months of living here with next to no concept of vegan and gluten-free tasting good.
I also wasn’t much of a baker before, but now I am getting more into that mindset. Of course, cooking will always be my #1 love, but the thought of having fresh tasty muffins to pack into my work lunch, and tasty desserts to show off to the people at work when the other girls bring in fattening gluten-infested and animal-laden desserts. So there! LOL.
I also know exactly what my first dish to eat when arriving in Canada will be. Delicious tasty ‘temple-style’ deep-fried tofu and stir-fried vegetables served over crispy fried rice noodles from KG Saigon in Winnipeg. I have made my brother PROMISE me that we eat there on the very next day for lunch. (Our flight arrives at 11:30 pm, I don’t expect him to want to go after midnight. Nor do I expect KG Saigon to be open at that hour, but who knows, so I will settle on the following day’s lunch!)
We will need to load up on Levi’s HMF SuperPowder and Glutamine as well. Those two things seemed to be instrumental in healing his gut when he first learned of the new set of allergies he’d developed last year. He was in such good shape before coming to this country. He’s not much of a talker so I don’t know really how he feels about what would be for all intents and purposes a severe backslide in health, but I can only imagine how I feel but way worse because it’s actually happening to him and he has to feel just terrible too.
We’ve received tons of love and support from the friends we’ve made here and that is so helpful. We already feel bad enough having to leave early, but on top of it all, under such difficult circumstances. I think not only will Levi need time to heal his gut and his skin, but his morale too.
Well, that’s it for now. I just wanted to check in. I am not all delinquent ya know.