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I Lerve Groupon


ORGANIC CHAT

So, hi.

How are you?

I’m fine.

Just got back from doing some shows in Wisconsin.

I had an omelette Saturday morning and it virtually killed me.

But it was fricken TASTY.

What else is going on with you?

So, check this out…

ORGANIC FOOD DEAL

Organic food for cheapy cheap!

If I had any money, I would get it for myself, but I don’t, so you get it!

I try to buy as much organic food as I can, especially produce, but it breaks the bank, know what I mean?  Plus, there are some fruits and veggies that you just don’t need to bother with in my opinion.

Here is my DO buy list:

Peaches, apples, cherries, bell peppers, celery, strawberries, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, raspberries, carrots

and my DON’T BOTHER list:

avocado, corn, pineapple, mango, asparagus , eggplant, all melons, broccoli, bananas, cauliflower, squash

I mean, if I could, I would buy all of these things.

If I could, I would also take a bath made entirely out of butter, but we can’t afford these things, can we?

Check this out…I ran across this somewhere, don’t ask me, I have 693 window tabs open right now…

all these organic foods are actually made by the same people that make Heinz canned baked beans and chicklets.  CHICK-EH-LETS!  CHICK-EH-LETS! CHICK-EH-LETS!

It’s all complicated.  The organics game. Too complicated at least for this blond.  Like, for example, these organic companies HERE are actually owned by Hain Celestial who are in some cahoots with Heinz.

I mean, would I rather grow everything in my backyard and then have some cows and goats and chickens and make everything myself?  Well, I would not mind the garden.  But yeah, not ready to deal with the other stuff.  If I think about the fact that chicken pops an egg out of it’s ass, then I can’t really get the gumption to put an egg in my mouth.  And I am NOT going to touch anything that just came from a chicken ass.

So these big corporations that say that they only deal in organics are actually hanging out having big boy drinks and rubbing elbows with the “bad guys” who make chipped beef in a can.

Then I ask myself, why do I care?  I mean, I should.  I have children.  I make them put all this food in their mouth.

Do you?

And now I have to go clean my house and make dinner, do the homework and get Alpha to lacrosse practice.  So i’ll blow off thinking about this for now.  It’ll pop back into my steroid scrambled brain at 3:47am.  Mark my words.

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3 Responses to “I Lerve Groupon”


  1. 1 Abbie
    December 7, 2010 at 12:54 am

    There is actually some reason to buy some stuff organic – others not so much. Just don’t store the one next to the other in the fridge! I try to cut up the non-organic stuff into its edible bits before I put it away (doesn’t always happen though). 😛

    The following guide from the Environmental Working Group about pesticide residues (they have a little pocket guide you can download at http://www.foodnews.org/ ). I find an easy way to remember most of these is if you eat the outside buy organic (some false organics that way but it does simplify things some…)

    12 Most Contaminated
    * Peaches
    * Apples
    * Sweet Bell Peppers
    * Celery
    * Nectarines
    * Strawberries
    * Cherries
    * Pears
    * Grapes (Imported)
    * Spinach
    * Lettuce
    * Potatoes

    12 Least Contaminated
    * Onions
    * Avocado
    * Sweet Corn (Frozen)
    * Pineapples
    * Mango
    * Asparagus
    * Sweet Peas (Frozen)
    * Kiwi Fruit
    * Bananas
    * Cabbage
    * Broccoli
    * Papaya

  2. 2 Abbie
    December 7, 2010 at 1:04 am

    I just had one more thought – don’t know if there is one near you, but the farmer’s market has seriously saved my budget. You should look into it (especially in the summer). I wish I had time to garden but between being busy and the freaking deer there is just no way (I mean what kind of deer eat jalapenos? I thought those would be safe…).

    I buy stuff in bulk at the farmers market and freeze it (happy to help with directions). A lot of times you can talk to the farmers and ask about pesticide use. A lot don’t use pesticides but haven’t bothered getting certified organic and therefore stuff can be gotten safely more cheaply. Also – ask at your local Whole Foods but I am pretty sure that they are the same way on a lot of stuff (where it isn’t organic but it hasn’t really had chemicals put on it either). That may be enough to meet your needs (or at least your budget’s needs).

  3. 3 Regina
    December 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Heather, You really should read the book Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. Or, any of Michael Pollan’s -he really talks about the connection of food to corporations and the big circles of it all. I got about 7/8s through Omnivores Dilemma and have heard that In Defense of Food is an easier (less dry and dense), more applicable way to apply the knowledge and it’s easier to swallow.

    http://www.eatinganimals.com/

    http://michaelpollan.com/books/


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