Sunday, August 22, 2010

Organic, Summer Fridays and Joah

I saw two articles on Friday, one titled "The Clean 15: Foods You Don't Have to Buy Organic" and "The Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods to Buy Organic." I wanted to document those foods here for future reference for myself.

The Clean 15:
1. Onion
2. Avocado
3. Sweet Corn
4. Pineapple
5. Mango
6. Asparagus
7. Sweet Peas
8. Kiwi
9. Cabbage
10. Eggplant
11. Papaya
12. Watermelon
13. Broccoli
14. Tomato
15. Sweet Potato

The Dirty Dozen:
1. Meat
2. Milk
3. Coffee
4. Celery
5. Peaches
6. Strawberries
7. Apples
8. Blueberries
9. Nectarines
10. Bell Peppers
11. Spinach
12. Kale
13. Cherries
14. Potatoes
15. Grapes
16. Leafy Greens
17. Carrots
18. Pears
19. Tomato (this was on the dirty list in prior years but is on the clean list this year so I think I will stick to organic on this one).

As I numbered these, I realized that there are more than a dozen on the dirty list. That is due to some items which were on the list in prior years, but are not on the list this year.

One of the (many) perks in working at Pfizer is Summer Fridays. The name is a bit misleading, as they last a lot longer than summer - anytime we are on Daylight Savings Time, then we have Summer Fridays. So, from April through October we are done by 2pm every Friday. Obviously if we are in earnings season than we work until we have our work done, but the rest of the time we take advantage of this policy. A few Fridays ago I spent my afternoon just walking around the Upper West Side since I have not spent a whole lot of time in that part of Manhattan. This last Friday I took a book and my Bible and headed to Central Park. This was my view for the afternoon:
And then on Saturday night I got to hang out with this guy:
His mom turned 30 last week, so his parents went out to dinner to celebrate. Joah is almost two months old and I love holding him since he is so little right now.

1 comment:

Janis said...

Very interesting, very pretty and very cute.