Skip to main content

Milk and Eggs

We discovered Milkandeggs.com several weeks ago

and I've been meaning to post about it on the blog as I have on Instagram. They have a lovely variety of locally farmed fresh fruits and veggies, meat, seafood, condiments and more. No minimum spend for free delivery. They even have a great selection of Asian veggies like bok choy and daikon and handmade dumplings! All at really affordable prices.

Currently serving Los Angeles and Orange County
This was the second time I've ordered from their website and was pleased with the two-day delivery. They're based in Long Beach, CA, so if you order in the morning, it's likely to arrive at your doorstep before 7:00am the next day. Unfortunately, our delivery driver wasn't able to access our driveway since she had difficulty using the intercom and called me at 5:30am. Right before Coral had a low BG alert on her Dexcom CGM. I called security to let her up the driveway. Not sure what might've been wrong because the leasing office staff was able to use my code at the intercom.

Nonetheless, I received a notification via text message that my "order has been delivered." I placed our previously used cooler tote from our first order outside for the exchange. Bummed to see these two bags weren't in that same cooler tote as I presumed. Oh well, someone else will be pleasantly surprised. I brought in both tote bags, each with a gel ice pack on the bottom. Here's what I ordered:
  • Bok Choy - I mistakenly thought it was baby bok choy so typed in "5" for the quantity at checkout, but holy shit these babies are huge! I gave one to the neighbor.
  • Daikon - almost wide as our fridge
  • 8oz oxtail (frozen) - It's been defrosting in our fridge for oxtail soup tomorrow!
  • Organic Rainbow Carrots (bunch) - for the oxtail soup. I'm hoping Coral will eat 'em because their colorful.
  • Organic cilantro - love topping off oxtail soup with this peppery plant
  • Northern Cafe Dumpling Pork & Napa Cabbage - handmade dumplings to be placed in light broth for these chilly winter nights in SoCal. 
  • Pork Chop Center Cut (Bone-in) x 2 - I love bone-in pork chops either on the grill or pan fried with sweet onions, garlic salt and pepper. Maybe a bit of thyme too.
Definitely shop their website if you're in Southern California and simply do not have the time to get groceries at a brick-and-mortar store. Anything this pancreas momager can do to save time will also save her sanity.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Probing the Pod: In-Depth Review

It's been four weeks since we switched from the Animas OneTouch Ping to the Omnipod insulin pump. We like it for the most part, but there are some issues that require serious attention as we believe the majority of Podders may not even be aware of the matter. That will be discussed along with a comparison between the Ping and the Pod and a list of the Pods pros and cons. This particular article is not meant to stray or convince anyone to make any decisions about going from MDI to pumping or selecting the Omnipod in general. It is primarily for informative, experiential purposes and always focused on what we feel is best for our precious Coral.

So far, the most pertinent issue we've discovered is the lack of insulin delivery accuracy. This is largely due to the multiple plastic parts in the Pod itself (see Figure A below). Not necessarily due to any foods, absorption, or hormones. We know this because we've been logging her BGs, doses, basals, and carbs with the Dexcom G5 …

About That A1C

What is an A1C test? A1C is shorthand for "HbA1C" or glycated hemoglobin. It is a blood test, usually done by finger prick at modern clinics and hospitals, used to diagnose diabetes and asses how well someone is managing their disease. The A1C value is a number that reflects your average blood glucose (BG) over the course of three months - which is why most patients see their endocrinologist every three months. More importantly, red blood cells typically live over the course of 2-3 months, so the A1C measures the hemoglobin's exposure to glucose over that period. This amount is reflected as a percentage (for mg/dL metrics) or ratio (for mmol/mol metrics). Glucose is a sugar that enters your bloodstream from the foods you eat. In short, the higher your A1C, the more glucose is attached to your red blood cells.

Why is this number important?

It's important to set some guidelines or goals, but the A1C does not paint a whole picture. For example, someone with frequent hyp…

Road Trip: Napa Valley

Type 1 diabetes makes everything about life much more complicated It involves way more planning than we've ever done just to head out the door on a daily basis. However, we don't let that stop us from adventuring like we did on this most recent road trip to Napa Valley, CA. My husband had a long weekend off all the way up util the Fourth of July. So, we decided on driving up to Napa since we've never been before - even when I previously lived in Southern California on my own. We managed to book a pet-friendly hotel at the Meritage Resort and Spa. The road trip plus one bathroom stop and another stop for lunch at Denny's along the 5 freeway on the way to the hotel took about a total of 7 1/2 hours. FYI, Denny's has the nutritional menu on the table for every item! Stay away from their fluffy pancakes unless you wanna be "high" (BG over 200 mg/dL) for hours post-prandial. I failed that even using Fiasp in the pump, but at least she was content and fell bac…