Adventures in Gluten (and Sugar) Freedom from a southern blogger chick!

Monday, September 24, 2007


This is a blog entry about support! Three little things of note.


I just joined the Foodie Blogroll, and now my blog is listed among a LARGE list of other food-related blogs on the wild, wild Web. Check out the blogroll to the right (over there ------> on the side) and peruse some of the blogs. I'm honored to be part of the blogroll, and I'm really loving reading the blogs! Foodies are such a loving bunch, My new southern GF blogger buddy Carrie (Ginger Lemon Girl) is on there. We southern blogger chicks have to stick together! (


Well, let me amend that: SOME foodies are a loving bunch. I've mentioned a time before (sadly) my problems on the Celiac Disease forum. Last week there was a brou-ha-ha of epic proportions, over a recipe and its origin. As a result of some behind the curtains Tom Foolery, though, a bright, creative woman who was an asset to that list has left it.

I didn't mention this in my Sunday blessings, but getting to know Kate Chan (of GF Gobsmacked fame) has been a highlight of my month of September. I call her my friend, and I hope she doesn't mind. I am pEEVed that someone ran her off the forum, but she's right and she's strong: Life's too short. We with GF issues have more important things to do than beat someone to death over the geneology of a recipe. So here's to you Kate. You're one classy blogger chick!
Check her out at


Most of my friends know that I'm a big supporter of the fight against cancer, and I am especially a supporter of Breast and Prostate cancer research because my family has been most impacted by those horrible invaders. October, just next week, is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

This story in today's AJC deserves our support -- no pun intended. I swear, Julie, you should send them the "Hooter Hider."
That old bra has some life left in it yet
Breast cancer fund-raiser envisions 750-foot-long curtain

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 09/25/07
Barbara Mock wants your old, your tired, your well-worn ... brassieres.

No, really.

"We want big, little, leopard and pink — whatever you've got!" Mock said. Each donor should autograph one cup of the donated lingerie with her own name, and in the other, write the name of someone she knows who has, or had, breast cancer.

That way, Mock said, the screen of bras will not just identify Tutu Row for participants and visitors at the Oct. 12-14 event, but serve as a reminder of the cause.

Mock, a costume designer, is used to thinking visually. Having attired ballet dancers for years (hence her team's name), she's also well-versed in the art of creative re-use.

Her cheeky sense of humor has helped motivate her team to become the top 3-Day fund-raiser in Atlanta and No. 2 in the country.

If you want to lend an old undergarment to the cause, sign it and send it to Mock, 2505 Luke Edwards Road, Dacula, GA 30019.

Much love, and we should all support things dear to us!


P.S. Tonight's new show, "The Big Bang Theory," is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. I laughed so hard I wet my pants! It almost made me forget how sick those Brussel Sprouts I had for dinner made me...


Cheekalina said...

Bless your heart, my friend Ginger.

You are a true class above the rest.

And sign a bra? If it will bring a smile to someone's face, hell, I'll sign a jock strap too!

=) Much love and good GF food for you!

The Bouceks said...

You GFers are a tight crew!
Seeing you last week made me miss you more!!

Danny, Jennifer, and Baby Watson said...

I love the bra idea. Since I can't currently fit into any of my cute ones, I might just have to make a donation.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Welcome to the Foodie Blogroll (again!). It is great to have you as part of the group!

Carrie said...

hey ginger!
what a great post! I'm sort of glad I missed that stuff over at the forums. That is just sad that they would treat someone like kate that way.

Thank you for your kind words about my blog and me!

I hope you have great week!! (hugs to my southern gf girl!!)

mrs.naramor said...

I missed the forum! I think the forum has it out for us bloggers. I left the forum shortly after another blogger got busted for simply sharing a recipe. Uncool in my opinion! Glad to have found your blog! I am a Southern girl myself- I live in Raleigh.

Jodie Lauren said...

i want to do the bra thing! we must! =)