Ooh, my favorite!


Berry Good
June 14, 2012, 11:28 am
Filed under: Clean, Food, Organic, Seattle

I’ve come across some great local strawberries but it’s not full-on berry season here in Washington until July at least. Luckily the fruits of California’s labor have been lookin’ mighty fine and I’ve waited as long as I could to avoid eating them out of season. It’s just that they’re so good for you– the ultimate anti-cancer snack with antioxidants and compounds that help prevent the growth and spread of cancer cells. Sadly though, it’s really important to buy your berries organic whenever possible as they use huge amounts of pesticide when grown conventionally. Conventional strawberries can have as many as 13 different pesticide sprays on them.

I’m hoping our spring weather picks up again so that I can find our beautiful wild Washington berries and replace these Cali guys. But until then I’ll be stuffing my face with this gorgeousness.

Bellwether farms plain sheep’s milk yogurt + local honey + favorite berries.

 

(If you’re looking for some guidance in which produce products to buy organic versus conventional check out EWG’s Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list. It’s a great resource for prioritizing your shopping list.)

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5 Comments so far
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Awesome pics! I love your bowls. Where did you get them?

Comment by Mari

Thanks Mau! I got them from one of my fave vintage shops on Etsy: High Street Market.

Comment by Natira

I bought and consumed some fresh raspberries just the other day! I love this time of year when the berries hit the streets. I make a tasty Raspberry Crisp a few times a year. The “how to” is on my blog if you’d like to give it a whirl.

Comment by Chuck

Thanks Chuck, the recipe looks killer! I am SO going to make it.

Comment by Natira

Let me know how it turns out. I ate all of mine the other day before I could even THINK of doing anything else with them. LOL

Comment by Chuck




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