9.02.2010

A Sad Day in the World of The Tiny Gardener

So, I have 23,764 jars of delicious and beautiful peach jam... And I can't eat it! I am allergic! I woke up this morning to discover thousands of tiny tiny bumps all over my face. The only thing I can conclude is that since my peach eating has increased exponentially in the last 3 days, so that must be it! I am oh so sad... Peach Jam, I love you, but you don't love me :(

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  1. Oh No. I'm so sorry to hear that. Before you go and completely give up on your peach jam, would you perhaps consider going to an allergist and getting tested? Have you ever had peaches before and had similar reactions?

    During this last year, I've also had two episodes of breaking out in tiny bumps on my face, but I was never able to figure out what caused it. I don't know if it was food related (I don't have any food allergies that I know of), or just general seasonal allergies. I took some Zyrtec the second time, which seemed to help a bit.

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  2. My inner scientist is coming out! I am going to forgo the jam for a week and then eat some more and see if these bumps come back. I have eaten peaches before, but I am thinking maybe my excess of peach eating the last 3 days has taken its toll on me...

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  3. Sorry to hear that your wonderful jam might be wasted due to the allergies! Hope those allergies are seasonal not due to peaches! keep us posted! Peach jams look delicious!!

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  4. Tiny Gardener - I love that your inner scientist is working so hard! Maybe you'll discover that the bumps were a fluke unrelated to the peaches. I certainly hope so, so you can enjoy more of your yummy peach jam.

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  5. I'd OD on Benadryl before I'd give up eating peach jam! Well, I really wouldn't, but.....

    I think you'd be smart to test it out as planned. You might also try eating a bit of local honey each day, which is supposed to give you some immunity to seasonal allergies. I have no idea if it's supposed to work with fruit allergies, but makes sense if the bees have been pollinating the peach trees ;-)

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  6. Granny, I have also heard the honey theory. I developed allergies this year, and I cant stand it!! I got some honey at the market and have been using it in my tea, granola, etc... I actually need to pick up some more this weekend, Im almost out! I absolutely cant give up my peach jam, it's just so darn good!!!

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  7. Oh, I really hope it's not the peaches. I would hate to be allergic to peaches. We live right around the corner from a bazillion acres of peaches, like for miles and miles, and they're the best this time of year.
    ~~Lori

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