Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Dirty Dozen

What is the dirty dozen?
In 2006, the Environmental Working Group released an updated report that identified foods in the conventional, non-organic food supply that contained the highest number of pesticide residues. The worst offenders, which were nicknamed the "dirty dozen," included:
Bell peppers
Grapes (imported)

I was recently told by our water softer technician that non-organic strawberries were full of pesticides. I had been buying baskets a week from a local berry farm. Anyway, I did a little research on what fruits and veggies were high in pesticides and the results were very disturbing. We try and buy organic when available, but i would stay away from the above list unless organic...
If you want to read more about what pesticides can do to you and your system check out drgreene.com

Sunday, April 27, 2008

My favorite cuties..

Will is turning into such a character! He can say over 40 words and make several animal sounds and has discovered the joy of chocolate...thanks, Dad.

Ah, Paris...

Paris was wonderful...but, freeezing. Blaise and I had both been to Paris before, but this was our first time together and we thouroughly enjoyed the FOOD the architecture and the sights. We will be posting all of our pics from Europe on Kodak.com soon and will send out a link. Blaise wrote a twelve page write up on our trip (very detailed) if anyone cares to read it let me know and I will send the file...I think his true calling in life is to be a travel writer....:) He often laments that he is a "supressed traveler." Welcome to the life of having a small child... We are looking forward to Hawaii later this year.

Europe cont...

We had a great time in Italy and France! The only thing that was missing was Will. Theese two pictures were taken by the Arno in Florence near our hotel.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008