Today is amazing. Today is the first time this year I am eating a meal out of my own garden. Ha!
My very own organic veggies. Bliss!
Especially after reading this report of Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada on:
Minimizing Pesticide Dietary Exposure Through the Consumption of Organic Food.
-"A few conventional fruits and vegetables are heavily contaminated with pesticides, including some foods that are frequently consumed by infants and children:
Apples, Pears, Peaches, Nectarines, Strawberries, Cherries
Celery, Spinach, Sweet Bell Peppers
Multiple pesticide residues are commonly found in these nine fruits and vegetables. Samples with no residues are uncommon, and in some cases, rare. The pesticide risk reduction benefits of seeking out and consuming certified organic apples, pears, peaches, strawberries, cherries, celery, spinach and sweet bell peppers are particularly significant, especially for woman of childbearing age and infants and children.
However, conventional onions and potatoes are treated with sprout inhibitors that are toxic and should be avoided if possible. These are the chemicals maleic hydrazide (MH-30) and chlorpropham (CIPC). -"
Happy organic food shopping in all of our farmers markets starting this week.
Enjoy the taste and goodness of fresh picked veggies. Keep them simple.
Here some of my favorite :
Cucumber + Mint + Salted celeri from La Récolte d'Osiris
Tomatoes + Basil + Balsamique + Fleur de sel
Cauliflower + Dill + Creamy Hemp Dressing