Hello friends and Happy Weekend! Three out of four of us have a cold/virus thingy. No ear infections yet, though, so hooray! Prima starts preschool on Monday and I realize that I have two posts due: one about preschool updates and the other on food allergies and the hygiene hypothesis. Stay tuned – they’ll be here soon. Links are here, covering food allergies, woodworking, and a recipe that we tried (and liked!)
Are allergies caused by epigenetics? T I caution that, while this is a sufficient basic definition of epigenetics, read it with a grain of salt. This is why: studies on the role of maternal diet/breastfeeding and their the role of the development of food allergies have been largely inconsistent. It’s unclear what significance those things do or do not have. There is an article linked here, which is behind a paywall. You can see the first page and if you are a student, you should be able to access it through your library.
The new rules of food allergy prevention, testing, and diagnosis by the NYT. – this is an excellent, clearly written article that deals mainly with introducing peanuts, but would apply to the other common food allergens as well.
The Wood Whisperer – a new to us series. Available on YouTube on Amazon Prime. Something we’ll be looking at for a long time.
“Onion” Pie – Mr. Norseman made this for dinner on Friday. It is delicious! He skipped the crust and put thick-sliced bacon on top. That made it gluten and egg-free for us. We thought that it would be even better if we cooked some bacon ahead of time, and crumbled it into the layers.
Custom triple bunk beds – we’re always looking at bunk bed designs. Prima and Little Man share a room for now, and we want to make them something with storage underneath. That’s what the third bunk space could be used for in this design. *This is not a sneaky pregnancy announcement. Don’t be getting ideas, y’all.
DIY desk – this is the desk Mr. Norseman built last weekend. He says the cut list was wrong – he was short 5” on the 1×8 board. Keep that in mind and measure twice, cut once. And maybe, double-check the math and material requirements before you head out to your local hardware store. That’s all. It’s a great desk.