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 Post subject: Kitchen Hovering
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:40 am 
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Once again, I find the importance of hovering in relatives' or friends' kitchens when visiting.

At a recent dinner gathering, a relative, who was doing the bbq-ing, noticed a jar of roasted peanuts, opened jar, grabbed a handful and ate them.

I said, "ah, pls. wash your hands with soap". He looked at me, went "oh right, sorry!" It was his kitchen, even though all the food was checked for my allergens, it was a momentary lapse. He was embarrassed.

He was handling the food on the bbq. With guys, that might mean hands. Glad I'm a hover-er.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:06 pm 
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Wow good thing you were there. I am a kitchen hoover also! Never had a name for it before. People usually appreciate the extra set of hands.

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13 year old daughter -- lives with life-threatening allergies to milk, tree nuts and peanuts; seasonal allergies (birch, maple, ragweed); pet allergies; asthma; and eczema
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:05 pm 
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Well Kate I "hoover" as well as "hover" in the kitchen - :lol:

I hear you about the extra hands. I always volunteer to finish up the salad - and to make the salad dressing. Those store-bought ones can be dangerous ....

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:08 pm 
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oops - I guess I need spell check!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:14 pm 
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I hover too! I actually do enjoy being in the kitchen where all the action happens anyways...people talking too. But it comes in handy to be able to casually glance around at all the last minute food prep. I've definitely caught some things over the years so it's good to be there.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:07 am 
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I hover too! I offer to help peel, chop, etc. I love to talk to the chef about the recipes, the inspiration...the ingredients!

My mom usually gets it but last Chistmas I noticed that she had her brown sugar in an old pickle jar...um, mom? Did you get that from the Bulk Barn? Yeah, you can't give that to dd.

When you're not living it 24/7 you can forgetthe details.

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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: Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:04 pm 
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I feel a little better knowing that I'm not alone! We really don't go to others' houses, but at the gym and at school other kids can bring their own snacks and even though it's supposed to be peanut free, I still hover. In fact, I think dd's preschool class all know me as the mom that will snatch a sandwich out of your hand to smell it, lol!

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Daughter, 3 - peanut, tree nuts, crustacean, dust mites, cottonseed oil, sunflower oil, mangoes, mustard, and very mild outdoor allergies, eczema, asthma

Son, 2 - asthma, mild eczema, peanut, mild soy, mild egg


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