YOU GUYS! It’s February!!!! How did that happen? Happy February!
I had one of those weeks where every day seemed super long, but by the time it got to Thursday, it felt like the week had flown by. Do you ever have those weeks?
I’m pretty excited for the weekend ahead, which includes: ice skating, a drag karaoke dinner party, seeing a friend from out of town, and a Super Bowl party! (Yeah, I actually do get kind of into the Super Bowl. Mostly because I love watching the commercials—I’ve gotta have something to fuel the fire of my feminist rage, and racist/sexist/heteronormative commercials always do the trick! Also: BEYONCE!).
Anyway, as usual, the internet was good to us this week:
1. Super Salad & Detox 101
I love this post from The Alkaline Sisters. Not only do they give a recipe for this gorgeous salad, but also take the time to explain basic information about living a detox-lifestyle. Great information, great food!
2. Florida v. Mexico: Tomato Trade Wars
This story from NPR discusses the state of tomato trade. Florida and Mexico are the biggest producers of tomatoes, and Florida grower’s got a trade agreement passed that required Mexican farmer’s to sell the tomatoes at a price that wouldn’t threaten the Florida farmer’s. But apparently, despite that agreement, Florida is losing sales and Mexico is gaining. There’s a lot of interesting analysis in here, but a good take-away comment: “If your choice is a tomato that doesn’t really taste like a tomato [grown with ethylene as they do in Florida] or a tomato that tastes like a tomato [grown on a vine as they do in Mexico], you want the tomato that tastes like a tomato.”
3. Warming “Good Root” Winter Juice
I love the sounds of this parsnip juice, featured on Healthy Blender. What a great way to make juicing so winter-appropriate. (And so much healing-power from the turmeric and ginger!)
4. Criminalized Cats
Have you been seeing all these articles about how cats are destroying wildlife and practically killing off bird species and stuff? I actually first heard about this thing when I read Jonathan Franzon’s book Freedom—there’s a character in the book that is very concerned about this. I grew up with indoor/outdoor cats, and they did often bring us “gifts” on our doorstep. Since I started living in the city, all my cats have been indoor.
Sometimes I feel bad about having a totally indoor cat, but I guess this makes me feel better about it. What are your thoughts on this?
5. Muppet “Annie Hall”
Okay, okay. So if you’re a regular reader you know that #5 of the Friday Five is usually a bit random. This may be the randomest yet, but hear me out: February is Valentine’s Day month. Annie Hall is one of the greatest romances of all time. Muppets are animals (well, animal puppets), and this is a vegan food blog that likes animals. Thus, this makes perfect sense:
So great, right?!
(Thanks to my friend Meagan for posting this on her FB.)
Do you watch the Super Bowl? Any thoughts on vegetable trade? Have you juiced root veggies before? Do you have outdoor cats and do you think they should be locked up? Do you love Annie Hall and/or the Muppets and/or Muppet Annie Hall (and/or all of the above)?
Have a great weekend!