About

Oh, so you landed here? Welcome, welcome. I am, as you may have guessed, a celiac, but also so much more than that. I photograph, I write, I journal.

My journey to being a full blown celiac began in April 2011 when my dear friend C suggested that I was tired due to eating so much wheat. Fatigue was one of the hardest things to diagnose, she said, having had years of experience in medicine. I took her advice and tried to keep to a gluten-free diet for a few weeks. Unfortunately, about two weeks into this trial, I lost my job and out of frustration, tried a wheat-based dessert. I will never forget that feeling of walking down the street, eating a tasty lemon bar and feeling pain in my ribs. Since then, I have moved from Ottawa, Canada, to Ilmenau, Germany and finally down to the lake of Constance in the south-western corner of the country.

I eat not only 100% gluten-free but also 100% wheat-free, as I have just as much of a reaction from gluten-free wheat starch as I do from wheat. My blog posts will reflect that as I complain about companies using gluten-free wheat starch in something and calling it gluten-free and having to always ask about it in restaurants.

These posts will be things that we made in the kitchen, which grocery store in the region you can find certain gluten-free food in, as well as restaurant and bakery reviews along the way. Photography of mine will also be displayed.