Comfort in Cake
This week I had a big disappointment. I knew it was coming. I have known for a long while, but I was trying to deny it. I thought if I let it go for awhile without acknowledging it, it would just go away and leave me alone. I was able to ignore it for most of the fall, winter, and spring, but now that it is the height of summer, I have to come face to face with it and accept it for what it is. What is it, you ask?
I am allergic to tomatoes.
There, I said it here and on facebook, so it must be true! Ha!
Tomatoes are everywhere now. Kind friends are even giving them to me from their gardens. I thought, maybe it is not true. Maybe all those times I felt sick after eating tomato sauce were just, um, wintry blahs or something (nevermind that the last time I had it was a month ago). Well, after being sick twice this week after eating tomatoes, I think I have to accept that it is true. And no, I don’t think I can be wrong on this for a variety of reasons that I will not get into here.
I am sad. Really sad. There is no lactaid pill for tomatoes. I think I can maybe have one slice on a sandwich, but I could just be fooling myself there as well. We’ll find out soon, though, since I had one on my sandwich for lunch today-ha! The husband thinks I am just harming myself for no reason, but it is very hard to give up those lovely, ripe summer tomatoes.
To make myself feel better this week, I made some more cake.
Blueberry Plum Upside Down Cake.
You can find the recipe here.
I have made this cake several times with a variety of fruit and berries and it is always good. Thank goodness for cake. I don’t know what I would do without cake. It takes the edge off of a lot of hard things in life. In fact, this one was made on Monday and is gone now. Also, don’t even think about suggesting that I might be allergic to the cake and not tomatoes. If you had to choose, which would you choose? Right, I thought so. Excuse me, I have to go make some more cake now.