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Betrayed by Hummus

Hi all! Yours truly was one of the people sickened by the Hummus Shirazi at Taste of Chicago (and yes I did report it to the Health Department). You can read about the samonella outbreak in this Chicago Tribune article. In additional to the stomach trouble, I had the worst case of chills in my entire life. Rob wanted to take me to the doctor but as you know, I have an aversion to doctors. Since I had already been to a doctor once this year for a sinus infection, I didn’t want to go again! I did agree that if I didn’t feel well enough to go to work that I would go to the doctor. I wasn’t feeling great but I felt well enough to go to work. Luckily in this case, I sit at a desk for most of my day and I’m not too far from the bathrooms. I stealthily chugged generic Pepto at work too. What a charming co-worker I must be. LOL

Rob felt fine because he only had a taste of the taste portion. Yes, I ate more than my fair share and boy did I pay royally for it. Rob wanted to buy more tickets and get a full size portion but being the cheap (I prefer frugal) person that I am, I said we’re out of our discounted tickets and we are not buying more.

Other than being betrayed by hummus, things are going fine. I’ve just been really busy and spending a lot of time tending to my garden in the evening. I have some garden bounty pics that I have to upload. I’ve already picked a bunch of zucchini, yellow ball squash, yellow squash, grape tomatoes, radishes, and cucumbers. I even had a few Roma tomatoes that are ripe and I picked one eggplant too.

I hope all is well with you and I hope to get my backlog of pics and posts up very soon. Thanks for all of your great comments. I will be visiting and commenting on your blogs very soon. Take Care!!! 🙂

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  • Aurora's Mom July 17, 2007, 8:30 am

    OMG Emmy, you poor girl! Glad you’re feeling better. I can’t imagine what salmonella is like….I don’t even want to think about it.

    Can’t wait to see your garden pictures.

  • Jody (vegchic) July 17, 2007, 9:06 am

    Hey there,

    Sorry to hear you were sick. Food poisoning is the worst…at least you are starting to feel better.

    Thanks for the Quik E Mart pics. They are great. I’ve got to send a link to one of my friends who is also a Simspns lover.

  • udandi July 17, 2007, 10:32 am

    yikes! I’ve had food poisoning before and remember that was not fun at.all!

  • selina July 17, 2007, 10:55 am

    Sorry to hear you were sick… thats not any fun.

    I had the Hummus Shirazi too but haven’t gotten sick yet. Its been 2 weeks so maybe I am in the clear.

  • Donna July 17, 2007, 1:05 pm

    I didn’t see this before posting to the earlier Taste of Chicago section of your blog. I am really sorry to hear you got sick!

    You might want to watch out later for any symptoms of Reiter’s syndrome, which some (few) people get after having salmonella. Reiter’s syndrome is characterised with pains in the joints, irritation of the eyes, and painful urination. It can lead to arthritis.

  • K July 17, 2007, 7:28 pm

    Woah! EMMY! i am so sorry about this! Holy moley, just what you DIDN’T need! i am sending healing, healthy thoughts your way. What a bummer! *HUGS*

  • pinknest July 18, 2007, 10:26 am

    *gasp!* the horrors!!! i’m so sorry you went through this. hope you’re better.

  • atxvegn July 18, 2007, 8:07 pm

    Oh, I thought about you as soon as I saw the news story! I’m so sorry you got sick. I’m glad your frugality paid off and Rob was spared.

    Take care!

  • bazu July 20, 2007, 8:43 pm

    Emmy, that is so horrible! I hope you are feeling much better now. {hugs} food poisoning is no fun.

  • johanna3 July 24, 2007, 8:56 am

    I’m sorry you was sick, i hope that by now you are totally ok!

  • andrea August 4, 2007, 1:21 pm

    I’ve been away for a while but haven’t forgotten you. Will send a personal e mail soon. So sorry to hear you got sick! hope you’re doing better!