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I haven't been posting much lately cuz been too busy. We have pretty revamped everything at Madwoman Foods and have been working 7 days a week. I've worked on a casein-free recipe for the tea cakes for months before I finally got it right and within reasonable cost. Lots of folks have requested them to be casein-free cuz autistics and ADD kids do well gluten/casein free.

Have also prettied them up.......cute shapes and more to come soon. Added the pizzas just last month and they are doing well. Bren has taken over the sales, which was a shock and pleasure to me, cuz I hate that part. She also has redesigned our website, and even though there is tweaking yet to do, it is basically up. We work on it together, but she actually does the building of it since I am clueless. I do editing, rewrites, suggestions, etc after she writes text. I have decided I am in most ways like BASF.......I don't actually make things, I make them better! Will have online ordering soon.

Here it is:

Madwoman Foods

-- Anonymous, February 15, 2005


I checked out your website, EM, and it looks great! Eye-catching and fun to read. Hurry up and get the mail order part up and running :-)!!!

Hee hee...BASF! Really funny :-)!

-- Anonymous, February 15, 2005

Looks good, EM!

-- Anonymous, February 16, 2005

Like the picture EM. Really glad that the business is going well for you. Poor thing, I remember all the stuff you were going through just to get it off the board. Hey, I hope you flant it to that guy who told you it wasn't a good idea. Who was he again, your financial advisor, bookeeper? tell him, "Na na na nana na!"

-- Anonymous, February 16, 2005

Thanks! Shove one of those tea cakes thru the modem, would ya? ;-)

Have you used the WheyLow to sweeten drinks (like tea, coffee, Kool- Aid)? Does it REALLY taste just like sugar? I'm thinking about ordering some. The shipping is high, so I'd rather order a big amount to make it worthwhile, but, since I don't know how good it is, I don't want to order a lot. So help me out, does it really taste like sugar. Would you dip strawberries in it?

-- Anonymous, February 17, 2005

We all think here that it tastes identical to sugar. The texture is sometimes a tad different, a little finer, and sometimes more inconsistent than regular granular sugar. If you like, I would be happy to send you a little sample from my stock so you can try before you buy. It's the only sugar we use at home anymore at all. I'll send ya some samples of our food too, if you email me your address. I may not get to it right away, but I'll do my best. We just introduced the pizzas and they are going nuts, so I'll be putting in another weekend of 10 hr days, trying to keep up. I need some labor-saving devices, but they all cost too much. I told Bren she is not to sell to any new stores until I am at least 10 cases ahead! What have I got myself into? :)

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2005


-- Anonymous, February 18, 2005

Yeah! Looks great. Can't wait to meet your friends tho!!!

-- Anonymous, February 22, 2005

The "Friends" thing is going to be testimonials/stories of people who have been greatly helped by going gluten-free. Bren has a friend at work she often has lunch with, who has an autistic son, and from him we have learned much. We've used Timmy as a taste tester several times along the way. It's amazing and very moving how these people's lives have changed since giving up gluten.

Thanks for all the nice words! I would appreciate any constructive advice/critiques however; I honestly don't want you all to just hand us kudos. We need input too cuz its really difficult to be objective about your own work. Even proofreading gets to be mind- numbing. As easy as spelling/writing has always been for me, I find typos/mispellings still on those pages that just whizzed by me the first hundred times I read them. We still have to get around to taking pizza photos too. Were supposed to do it last weekend but spent all our time making pizzas and doing taxes

A guy called here yesterday, almost sounded like he was in tears, thanking us for making the pizzas! Makes it all worthwhile! He said he's been looking for a good-tasting gluten -free pizza his whole life, just like Bren said on the website!

Today is Bren and my 30th Anniversary! And although it seems most people still don't value our relationship, see it as at best inferior to straight couples, I am ignoring those dimwitted folks today and we are happy and proud to have made it through some tough times and come out still together, having raised two incredibly wonderful young women who actually like us! We've had a very interesting exciting life, never been in trouble, been responsible citizens, and manage to keep growing and changing and loving life. So three cheers for us and all those other gay couples out there who are being so battered these days! May we all someday learn to live together in love and peace.

-- Anonymous, March 01, 2005

Happy Anniversary!!!!! WOW!!!!! Mr. S. and I will reach 23 years of marriage in a couple of months.....and I thought *we* had it tough because I kept my "maiden" (cough!) name!! (wink). 30 years for you two must have had some challenges. Hooray. Give Bren a big hug from me (and tell her to give YOU a big hug from me too). I hope and pray that there is peace and happiness for all of us on this planet...and especially for YOU Earthmama, for all that you do! You are a real blessing.

When I have time, I'll revisit the website and see if there's any suggestions I might humbly offer. Best wishes!

Ah pizza...I remember it well.....

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2005


So sorry, EM, that I didn't see this post sooner. You two certainly have beaten the odds to have made it to the 30 yr. mark! Like Sheepish said...for all that you do for other folks, you truly are a blessing and no one deserves more happiness than you and Bren!!!!

Just checked your website again...still no pizza pics :-)?!

-- Anonymous, March 04, 2005

Well shucks, I dunno what I did do deserve such applause, but it sure do feel good, so thanks and hugs and stuff!

Funny article in the paper this mornin about some folks in Madison, WI, (Joy's town) who are trying to pass a law creating a hunting season for domestic cats! Making the PETA folks all bunched up is always a kick!

-- Anonymous, March 06, 2005

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