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Dinner at Karin's - June 15, 2001

(The following review is a quoted e-mail, sent to other SCD-ers via listserve.)

Last night was the first pot luck evening of the Upper Canada Lower Bowel Society, named in honour of Tanya's REAL-LIFE G.I. consultants, the Upper Canada Lower Bowel Clinic. Who says doctors don't have a sense of humour?

Where can we start? How about little almond-flour crackers that were thin and CRISPY!, to go with yummy guacamole. Or yogurt and ginger chicken, Greek-style lamb 'pizza', and eggplant casserole? It was followed by wonderful banana cake and ice cream made with fermented Devon double cream and SCD-legal double-strength vanilla by Sue, Tanya's 'wunder-mom'. We blissed out on fabulous food and the joy of eating other people's cooking without a single worry.

Everyone on the List can appreciate the pleasure to sharing experiences, but just imagine how wonderful it is to sit around a table of delicious SCD-legal food with kindred spirits, talking about the subjects we usually avoid with the rest of world, especially over dinner. We swapped war stories about bathroom emergencies in the bad old days (Do you still scope out bathrooms in supermarkets?), and how to interpret what we see when we check our trophies. (Natalie offered a great technique involving beets to test motility.)

We yakked about the List, Elaine, tips for travelling, sources for SCD supplies, techniques for making yogurt - you name it. But more than anything, we just enjoyed eating everything in sight, laughing and getting to know each other better.

BTW, we're really looking forward to hearing about the yogurt-slapping party when SCDers get together in England later in June. Hope yours is as much fun as ours!

If you can round up other SCDers in your city, we highly recommend the pot luck experience. We're planning another one later in the summer, and we even flirted with the idea of driving to Elaine's house with an SCD picnic.

Still smiling about it all,

Daisy, Karen, Natalie, Pam, Sue and Tanya

P.S. Hope you feel better soon, Bianca. See you next time!

The name UCLBS was inspired by the wit of the Upper Canada Lower Bowel Clinic in Toronto, a respected group of gastroenterologists. The UCLBS is, however, an independent group of Ontarians who are following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to treat inflammatory/irritable bowel problems, and does not represent therapy recommendations of the clinic.