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The Dirty Dozen


Let’s talk about organic produce. I’ve mentioned before that it’s definitely something I like to splurge on… & it can be a bit of a splurge.

When you buy organic, not only are you doing something good for yourself, but you are also supporting sustainable farming practices, reducing fossil fuel emissions, and cutting down on air and water pollution.

The EWG ( Environmental Working Group ) analyzes data about pesticide residue and ranks foods based on how much or little residue remains on the food. Each year they release a list of the “cleanest” and “dirtiest” foods known as The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen.

You may not choose to buy organic all the time, but research has shown that just by switching to organic as far as the dirty dozen is concerned you can reduce your exposure to pesticide by 80%. That’s a lot! Making this simple switch is totes worth it. So here they are… the dirty dozen.


+ apples, celery, peaches, cherry tomatoes, grapes, spinach, nectarines, summer squash, sweet bell peppers, cucumber, kale/collard greens, hot peppers, potatoes, strawberries

And BTW… if you’re keeping count this year’s dirty dozen consists of fourteen foods. I guess The Filthy Fourteen just didn’t have the same ring to it.


i left my ♥ in San Francisco.


Wine tasting… Artesa was our fav!

Well I’m back from the bay and its safe to say that I am already going through withdrawal! I had the best time with my family… eating, drinking, relaxing, exploring, sunning, and of course… shopping! We started the trip out in Napa. Wine country was beautiful and we had a blast! We spent the second half of our trip by the bay. We lucked out with beautiful sunny weather for the 4th. Its always hard to leave, but soon I won’t have to… the bay area will be my permanent residence as of next month and I couldn’t be more excited! Here are some photo highlights from my trip…


more vino… when I’m with my sis every hour is happy hour!


Lunch at Angele in downtown Napa. So fun.

_ Frida catching up on her gossip mags… she’s just dying to know who Emily is going to pick!


Frida and Donatella… the cousins were reunited!


me + vino = :)