Fruten glee

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I'm still laughing. Guest checked in, immediately grabbed a cookie.

I asked for signature and any food issues.

Guest asks, "Like fruten glee?"

I look at the cookie and say, "too late now."

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Fruten glee    Had a sleep-over book in late Sunday night for 7 nights.  She needed early breakfast.  Asked if she would like scrambled eggs etc.  That was fine.  When I served her the plate the next morning,--had toast and granola, etc.-- she then informed me she needed gluten free food...  I asked her if she was celiac or just a choice.  "Just a lifestyle"  Next morning she ate Harvest Crunch granola and yogurt.  At least I don't have to cook everything separately.  Who knows, by the end of her stay she may not be a fruten glee.

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My weeklong fruten glee was very happy with her fruten glee breakfast. So much so she took whole wheat bread sandwiches with her on her picnic today.

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this is funny indeed. The guest has good sense of humor and this is why he said about eating food like fruten glee!

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Had a fellow this morning announce that he was allergic to canola and dairy products.  So scrambled eggs cooked in olive oil!  Served the wife eggs as well but gave her toast and hash browns, which have traces of canola and/ or milk product in them.  He wanted toast as he was  "not THAT allergic to dairy and their is only a little bit in it.".  Amazing, huh?

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Had a woman over the weekend who told us she needed fruten glee.   We always serve yogurt and fruit and while she was here, scrambled eggs.  So she was covered.   But I went out Saturday and bought a bag of fruten free granola.  I put the bag out with the other cereals and by the yogurt toppings bar.  She didn't touch it.    So I guess the eggs and fruit were enough.

I put it in an airtight container and will have it there next time.

And question - if I have GF toaster waffles, do I need a special toaster?   Wouldn't they touch G-full crumbs in a toaster?

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Buy a $10 toaster and pull it out only for the celiac. All others use the other toaster. When not needed, put the $10 toaster away, so no one uses it by mistake.

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It really depends on the guest. Celiac disease guests can't have any co mingling of gluten products. GF guests usually can because many of them are simply cutting back and it's not necessary for them to eliminate all contact.

You would have to monitor use of the toaster. If there's a wait for the gluten full toaster people will use the GF one because they don't get it.

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Madeleine wrote:

It really depends on the guest. Celiac disease guests can't have any co mingling of gluten products. GF guests usually can because many of them are simply cutting back and it's not necessary for them to eliminate all contact.

You would have to monitor use of the toaster. If there's a wait for the gluten full toaster people will use the GF one because they don't get it.

I imagine if a guest is seriously alergic, he or she would be clear about it. 

Yesterday, a woman asked me what kind of English Muffins were these.  I said I think whole wheat and raisin.  She said, 'never mind, I already ate.'   I didn't get it, but DH told me she was monitoring ingredients and I should have said, "Thomas' brand."   whatever.  

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I imagine if a guest is seriously alergic, he or she would be clear about it. 

  

Oh you silly Beachie!

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Madeleine wrote:

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I imagine if a guest is seriously alergic, he or she would be clear about it. 

  

Oh you silly Beachie!

 

hahahahhahahahahaaaaa

Put it this way, if I were life threatening alergic to a certain food, I would inform a restaurant before eating there.   But then, that's me.    LOL  

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Put it this way, if I were life threatening alergic to a certain food, I would inform a restaurant before eating there.   But then, that's me.    LOL

What? and lose the chance to sue because they tried to kill you? You would not be like the lady who was asked when making the rez, was sent a confirmation letter detailing everything including her response to dietary needs/restrictions only mentioned when asked if something was wrong that she was allergic to cinnamon. Or the one who upon seeing the fruit informed me she could not have mangoes nor anything that had touched the mango. It foes on and on and I am in Podunk with most likely as many guests in a season as some of you have in a month. I just have years on most of you.

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I went to a family members wedding yesterday and they had a regular cake, but also cupcakes. Turns out the cupcakes were GF and I just couldn't believe it! You would have never known. Whoever their baker was, sure knew what they were doing.

It's interesting that GF has found it's way to most major functions these days.

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My daughter wedding she made cup cakes or all that had special needs. GF, vegan, diabetic , fat free, dairy free.

 She displayed them on a three layer plate. with each marked for each diet restriction. That was 5 years ago.

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I do love the challenge of creating GF recipes that work for all. I make a GF biscuit that has passed many lips without a question. Another favorite is 100% buckwheat. People just love them and that it is gf only goes out to the guest with the restriction.

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We have gf pancakes that guests love. Served them up one morning and went off to get another table's plates.

Walked by and gf guest had non gf pancakes in front of her, fork to mouth.

I yelped. Why did she swap them? They were bigger so she gave them to her husband. She thought we were going to serve everyone her dietary restrictions.

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EN, you are right, we are all being bullied. 

Many have posted that guests touting GF then devour cookies, pancakes and the like.  GF by choice!

And it doesn't stop with food... what about those that have detergent allergies etc. 

I had a request who had a laundry list of what would need to be done in the room if she were to stay.  I thought about it for a while then came to my senses and told her we were not a good fit for her. 

She emailed me back 2-3 times reducing her demands, to almost begging to stay. 

This woman was traveling for business and she probably does this in every port.

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I'm happy I don't have these allergies or issues. Most anything I can't eat I can just shove to the side of the plate and skip it.

But a lot of dietary issues now are completely by choice and no one should expect us to be able to cook for 20 people with all different issues.

All hail the buffet!

But even those who do a buffet have found guests who 'need' to have whatever isn't presented.

Another one coming up is the 'only wants granola and yogurt'. Kind of easy that one. Don't even have to get up, I'll leave it in the guest fridge.

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Years ago someone wanted to book our dog room for a week. Her list included being able to cancel if she arrived and had an allergic reaction to any cleaning supplies we might have used that month. A list of cleaning supplies we could/could not use. And that we would not clean while she was there. A week. With a dog. No cleaning.

We didn't take that one.

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Another Rez that is celiac came in. No gluten anywhere near her food. At all. And please only serve organic anything else.

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When we first opened if someone had requested only organic food, I would have had to tell them to bring their own food.  We barely had decent produce let alone "organic".  Could really not find anything that had the organic moniker on it (was tough since I moved here from Austin where it was everywhere).  Fortunately, 6 years later it's much better here.

Lard...that would have been a different story...it's all about bringing on the fried food here, as you know!  Smiling

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At this point, I would say  we cannot do this. You are welcome to bring your own food. You are not a dietitian or a restaurant and should not be expected to follow every guest whim. She needs to know  you are not organic. Would she go to a restaurant and tell them everything they serve her has to be organic?  I doubt it. 

Quit being bullied so much by these people. If you want their booking fine...but know if you take it you have to deal with i.

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And that's why I have frozen GF/DF/Vegan waffles in the freezer. And I don't do low carb at all!

I've a few try the GF excuse to try to get low carb. Here's your waffle. Need the sugar syrup for it as well? Breakfast 2 for GF/DF/Vegan... a lovely breakfast salad. You don't eat salad in the morning? Why not! It's super healthy, low in calories, no gluten, no fat, no sugar... perfect! (And I get to eat the rest... love salad in the morning!)

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One of my favs is to roll a thin slice of turkey breast, fresh mozzarella, and garlic chives in prosciutto and put it on a bed of local greens with an spiced apple compote in a condiment cup.

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happykeeper wrote:

One of my favs is to roll a thin slice of turkey breast, fresh mozzarella, and garlic chives in prosciutto and put it on a bed of local greens with an spiced apple compote in a condiment cup.

wow. on my way!

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A couple of our breakfasts include salad- occasionally catches people by surprise - but they love it

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I love breakfast salad. Tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, green pepper, all diced small with a pinch of salt, maybe some parsley. 

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When they ask for organic only, we do charge extra. That triples my bill. I don't have problem ensuring a Celiac breakfast. We use only certified GF products, frozen and put it no where near gluten. But organic is a paid special request.

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I know we did this before but it wasn't easy to cook her breakfast completely separate from everyone else's. No using any of the same utensils or cookware. Butter had to be unwrapped from a new pack before using it to cook her food in case the regular cooking butter might have come in contact with gluten any time in the past.

I'm not sure how she can even walk thru the bread section of a store!

She'll get eggs, that's it. And there is one sausage brand we buy that might be ok. Maybe I can get organic eggs. But even the farmers market doesn't guarantee organic. Nothing else will be organic.

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We use Van's Gluten Free Waffles for a sweet GF and Vegan breakfast. The regular are no-gmo, they also have organic. Separate GF toaster or use the oven. No dairy, no eggs and GF. It's what's hidden in the freezer in case of emergency!

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I had fruten glee eat pecan pancakes today. Since they put gluten free we had to ask which one of you or both, and they said bring us the pancakes! Smiling They didn't eat much and it was a waste, imo, but they savored a few bites.

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My funeral guy on the 30th said they avoid fruten. He did not say Fruten glee, in fact he said they would not worry about it for the short time they will be here. Another reason for NOT turning him away. Not demanding.

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LOL -  LOVE IT. 

FT tomorrow then? 

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Copperhead wrote:

LOL -  LOVE IT. 

FT tomorrow then? 

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