Friday, May 27, 2011

Good Karma

Let me start by saying..

Now, I'll explain--

Yesterday, I went to Green Acres to to shop for the ingredients in my key lime pie (post coming soon). Since I brought my own reusable shopping bag, I was asked if I wanted to enter a contest for a full bag of groceries and a $10 gift certificate. Of course, I jumped on that as quick as lightning! I mean, I never thought I'd win...

But guess what...
I won!

This started to make me truly crucial is the usage of reusable bags? I enjoy using them because I love the variety of bags! It's easy to have fun with it.
But I never really understood the impact of single-use plastic bags until now!

Did you know?--
Every year, the U.S. goes through 100 billion single-use plastic bags a year!
Plastic bags are the second most common type of ocean refuse next to cigarette butts!
Plastic bags are not biodegradable, so they become a toxic threat to soil, waterways, and animals!
(All according to

Like with so many things, it is easy to constantly consume and toss bags, but it is not sustainable for the environment and planet. By simply keeping reusable bags in the car or next to the door, each of us can make an impact (and maybe even win a contest)!

Join the reusable revolution

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

There's No Place Like Home...

Hello Kansas!

Last weekend, I drove the 24 hour drive from Manhattan to Wichita.
Woohwee! What a trip! But boy oh boy am I glad to be home.

I suppose I just missed nature too much..

Nonetheless, I definitely do miss the perks of New York City.
Like living steps away from the Union Square Greenmarket where there are nearly 140 sellers of fish, breads, honeys, veggies, and fruits.

Today, I went to the Andover Central Park Farmers Market, which is located 5 minutes from my house by car. Though the quality of the market was excellent, the were three stands.

Toto, I don't think we're in Manhattan anymore...
New location, new challenges!

I won't give up hope.
There are many more farmers markets in Wichita that I plan to explore. And if local produce doesn't work out, there is also the locally owned healthy grocer Green Acres.
So, plan on a new organic cooking experience to be posted soon!