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An apple a decade…

October 2nd, 2009

  1. Apple Of My Eye Valentine card by modern emotive (on sale!)
  2. Inspiration Apples. Fairytale Plush for Grownups by la pomme
  3. First Apples of the Season 8 x 12 Photo by honey and jam photos
  4. Apple Tree Willow, Small Tote by smidgebox
  5. Tiny Apple — Wool Felt Hair Clip by tinysweets
  6. Sweet Apple Stud Earrings by Dirt Road South
  7. Apple Cat Original Art Archival Print by wellerwishes

I just ate an apple. You might say, “Yeah, so?”

When I was in university, I started getting an itchy throat when I’d eat an apple — one of my favourite foods. I stubbornly kept eating them… but the reactions got worse. Nothing anaphylactic, but very uncomfortable. So, with a sad heart, I stopped eating apples. I could still do apple juice, pie, sauce, candy… just not the raw fruit.

Fast forward more than 10 years later >>> A client dropped by recently with a bag of freshly-picked MacIntoshes. I accepted graciously, knowing that John would probably get to eat them all. But after my client left, the sweet aroma was just too much… I thought “I’ll just have one bite and see.” And wouldn’t you know it — ladies and gentlemen, the allergy is GONE. Since then, it’s been apples every single day.

Yeah, so… it’s a big deal *crrrrrunch!*

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  1. October 2nd, 2009 at 20:04 | #1

    yay! bc macintosh in the fall are my absolute fave. so glad your allergy’s gone! [and thanks for including my tote ;)]

  2. Steve Moons
    October 2nd, 2009 at 20:19 | #2

    Awesome. What a wonderful surprise to be able to get back on apples. Have you experimented with any other fruits?

  3. October 2nd, 2009 at 20:27 | #3

    Such an adorable grouping! Those apple stud earrings are the “apple of my eye”! :) Thanks for posting them!

    Thanks for including my Apple Cat in this sweet grouping!

  4. October 2nd, 2009 at 20:32 | #4

    @Steve Moons
    Ha! I’ve been so busy celebrating the apples, I didn’t even think about testing anything else. This was, by far, the strongest allergy though, and the only thing I ever fully cut out. Will try carrots, peach, cherries and hazelnuts… SOON! :)

  5. October 2nd, 2009 at 22:30 | #5

    Beautiful apple collection! The fall always inspires a desire for apples and all things apple-y. :)

  6. October 3rd, 2009 at 22:14 | #6

    apples – Canadian apples…YUM!

    I would like to take this opportunity to recommend the BC Honey Crisp apple! They don’t have a long season, and they don’t last long in storage – so get ‘em while they are fresh!

  7. October 4th, 2009 at 17:41 | #7

    yeay for disappearing allergies! And that’s a cute little grouping of apple items. :)

  8. October 5th, 2009 at 14:09 | #8

    Thanks so much for including my Sweet Apple Studs on your lovely blog, Emily! Congrats on conquering your apple allergies and getting back to enjoying your favorites fruits!

  9. Andrea
    July 18th, 2010 at 23:10 | #9

    I am SO happy for you. My own apple allergy began just after I turned 40. I was in denial for years, but every time I ate a raw apple the reaction got worse. The last reaction came from only peeling an apple for my grandson. So I sadly said goodbye to apples.
    I tried to get allergy testing for apples, but the closest the doc could confirm is a severe reaction to birch tree pollen through a blood test.
    I ate a cherry for the first time in years last week, and my eyes swelled up….looks like I can add them to the list of “forbidden fruit”.
    Once again, congrats on your recovery. Please go eat a caramel apple for me….I miss that the most! :(

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