Monday, February 28, 2011

Broccoli Boycott

[30 for 30: Outfit 27]
Floral button-up: thrifted
Cardigan: Gap Outlet
Jeans: J Brand
Boots: Steve Madden

I kind of ran out of photo locations (I'm trying not to repeat any locations during this month, and boy, is it hard!) so today I turned to Google Maps to find a new park or pretty location to take my pictures. I saw a little square of green on the map, and decided to try to find it. I hearby present to you, Bhy Kracke park. Yeah, I have no idea how to pronounce it either, and today was the first time ever hearing of it. It's a tiny little park, tucked away between a few houses, but the view was just gorgeous! And no, I did not walk all the way up, that would be insane. I drove, and made a pitstop to Trader Joe's on the way. Yum.

I think I might have to boycott organic produce... well, organic cruciferous vegetables anyway. Oh, by the way, did I ever tell you that I wanted to be a botany major in college? They're called cruciferous because of the cross-shaped flowers, if I remember correctly. Plant identification used to be so much fun, until I went to study abroad and spent months identifying musty plant samples and decided I wanted to be an engineer instead. (I graduated with an Econ major.) Anyway, about the boycott. I bought some organic cauliflower yesterday, and there were a ton of those little bugs in it. SO DISGUSTING.

It reminded me of a few months ago, when we got some organic broccoli and there were seriously more bugs than there was broccoli. I washed it like 10 times, and then blanched it 5 or 6 times, but each time there were still a ton of bugs that floated out into the pot. It was all mushy and gross by the time I was done with it, but I was so grossed out that I didn't eat it.

Organic fruit is fine, because you can just wash off the bugs, but with cauliflower and broccoli, they hide in the little florets, and it's near impossible to make sure you get rid of all the little buggers unless you inspect every single one. I'm sure it's better to eat a few bugs than it is to eat pesticides, but I'll take my chances.

And of course, I can't leave without the outtakes:

32 comments:

  1. Wow, you are an inspiration. One of these days I just may leave my backyard...

    Kayla
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  2. I love that sweater, such a wonderful blue!

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  3. You are a dedicated blogger! I bet it's fun though, finding all these random spots tucked away.

    You look good, I like the floral blouse with that cardigan. Like a nod to spring. And you're almost done with 30 for 30! I'm a quitter. Really. This close to the end. I do what I want. :)

    Jenn

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  4. I really do love that little floral top of yours. It's precious. And EEW! I have never found a bug in my organic broccoli, but you better believe Imma be looking hard from now on! That is absurd.

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  5. These turned out so cute! The floral+bright blue makes me so excited for springgg.

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  6. Uhhh, gross! I love this little tour of Seattle we get on the blog - I am so boring with my lame (and weed filled!) back yard.

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  7. That park! Gorgeous! So pretty I can't even form complete sentences! And don't even get me started on your adorable look. Love that blue sweater on you.

    When I come to visit you in Seattle, we can do join outfit photos there? And then we'll bring P with us and then it will snow, okay? Andddd now I'm taking it too far. :p

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  8. That view is so pretty! You always find the best places to take pictures. Also, I kind of never want to eat broccoli again now.

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  9. i really love love love the blue color of your cardigan and the floral button up underneath! i think i need some more floral shirts!!

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  10. Ewww that's really gross! (the bugs!) Your outfit and the scenery are great! good for you for finding a new place to take photos! I have yet to venture outside the security of my home :)

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  11. Kudos for your effort to find new places to take a picture! I know I should take a page from that ^^ The broccoli think is really gross. Luckily, I never had that in organic food. Yuck.

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  12. I never even leave my house! It's too cold out there. I just tell myself once it gets warmer I'll be more adventurous. The photos look great and I love the outfit :)

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  13. I always shoot on my front deck. It is fast and I'm out the door for work. When it is warmer I think I'll try some other areas around the outside of the house.

    Bugs in veggies are iccky!
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  14. Kimmie, that story made me gag for real. Ugh. That's why I always by chemically, cheap fruit and veggies.

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  15. Well you found a good location. I love the view. I like the short sleeve cardigan. It’s cute layered.

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  16. i love the fact that you're going to different places for your photoshoots! if only i had more time in the mornings to go venture farther than just my rooftop! i really love the blue cardigan and it looks great layered over the button up!

    cute and little

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  17. Gross! Too many bugs! Great pictures! And I love the boots.

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  18. you are rocking one of my fave looks - socks peeping out of boots! very chic. :)

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  19. Love that cardigan!

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  20. You seriously make me want to have bangs again and learn how to curl my hair! (My hair doesn't like to hold up curls)

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  21. Even in your outtakes, you're adorable. :) You look so casual, comfy chic in this outfit! I think it's the layers, skinnies and boots. Super cute!

    And now, I will never buy organic broccoli or cauliflower. Ick.

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  22. ew bugs... so funny!
    I love this backdrop - and your outtakes are sooo adorable!!

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  23. Haha, I read it as "buy crack" park. Maybe it's where the local dealers hang out. :)

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  24. Ha! I love the outtakes. And are you serious about the bugs? I had no idea. I've never bought organic anything--thanks for the tip.

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  25. Gorgeous backdrop! The stylish girl in it is implied.

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  26. i am officially really grossed out by this broccoli bug thing. that literally horrifies me.

    Anyways your outfit is vary cute. I like the blues and greys together. And the outtakes made me smile, because I am totally making the same faces on windy days as my mass of hair smacks me in the face!

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  27. i just found your blog and i can already tell i like your style! following!

    rebeccawithanR

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  28. Ewww, bugs in the broccoli! I don't think I could get past that.

    I love the outtakes today...you look so confused by your hair :)

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  29. OHMYGOD EW. that is seriously one of the most disgusting things i have ever heard in my life. i will buy my broccoli at the supermarket, thankyousomuch.

    i love your floral buttonup :)

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