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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:22 am 
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We spent a lovely day at the annual Doors Open Ottawa yesterday! Hot and sunny, a welcomed change.

We picnic’d on the lawn of the Supreme Court. My good friend told me that a picnic is such a forgotten pleasure that was reminiscent of our childhood. We had a great discussion about the simple pleasures in life and honestly, even before food allergies, I didn't enjoy restaurant dining that much.

Our picnic consisted of tortilla's (the 7 year olds find it amusing to fold and bite strategically to fashion masks :roll: ), pickled beets, coleslaw, veggie sticks and dip (Vegenaise/soy yoghurt 50:50) (storing cut carrots with celery and cucumber give the carrots a really nice flavour-I've been complimented several times for my carrot sticks...again :roll: ), tomato wedges, roasted chicken drumsticks (plain) and watermelon wedges.

With a meal like this, I was able to get away with a small cooler (for the meat, dip and coleslaw).
Everything else, along with plates, cutlery, sports bottles, 2 tablecloths and the cooler fit into a single large “green” grocery bag.

I think we’re going to spend more time entertaining this way during the good weather. The added bonuses:
Save $
Control over ingredients
No line ups
Multiple locations
Family casual to sophisticated, and anywhere in between!

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:15 pm 
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We've also had a few picnics already this year. Fun & safe way to spend time eating 'out' with the family. :D

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