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My goodness this has been a super busy week. Monday I was so annoyed at my apartment that I had to get out, so I went into Philadelphia and walked around. So I figured Tuesday afterwork would be when I make a post. Midway through a HUGE storm came in and I had to shut the computer off since the lights kept going out. Then the next day I found out that the storm was super awful. There were tornado warnings, heck there WAS a tornado. Apparently my husband drove home from work during the height of the storm, which wasn’t cool. The next morning my husband finds out his work didn’t have power, I find out my gym class was canceled because of power outages, and so I called my work, which luckily had power. 

Anyways, my husband hogged needed the computer for his work the next two days since it took so long to get the power back up. So I couldn’t work on the site. I also had my best friend who is currently living in Portland come to visit so we spent a day in Philly. Which was pretty cool. Then the next day I went out to dinner with my Mom, oh and got to watch the USA play against China. So I am PUMPED for the Germany vs US game, but I’m a little scared. It will be an intense game.

Anyways, I’m pooped today. I ran 5.3 miles and thought “Yeah today would be another great day to walk a lot in Philadelphia.” So I proceeded to walk 4 more miles in Philly with my husband. We originally were going to see the tall ships and the rubber ducky but the lines were crazy. And decided that it wasn’t going to be fun in the end. Oh well. Here are reads we picked this week and my list of produce:

Farm Round Up:

What I got:
1 quart of green beans
1/3 bag snow and snap peas
buttload of lemon & purple basil
nappa cabbage
1/2 bag bok choy
scallions
1 large kohlrabi
1 bunch beets + greens
2 large summer squash

What I’m cooking:
Black Bean Tempeh + Snow Pea + Nappa Cabbage Stir-fry
Bok choy + Tofu Stir-fry with vermicelli noodles
Kohlrabi + Red Lentil Curry
Purple Basil Ice Cream
Pickled Peas in a lemon and basil brine (recipe will be posted)
Chili with squash
Lentil Burgers with a side of green beans

Fun:

This was an interesting article about the richest witches in Romania. The photos are just simply an interesting look into a world that virtually unknown in the US.

We all know that technically tomatoes are fruit, but did you know blackberries aren’t berries? My mind got blown away from this SciShow video.

These photos of the Mermaid parade really put a smile on my face.

This tea mix sounds super tasty for the summer. If only my fridge was packed with greens.

Kaylah managed to find so many animals in the desert. How did I mess that up when I would visit my parents in Utah?!

I am excited that they are reopening the pop-up park near the art museum! That means one night will be beer after the art museum!

Political:

Emily from Bite Size Vegan interviews a man who is vegan and in the military. It is pretty interesting and brings up and important issue about how the military can support vegans better.

Ted wrote a really interesting post about a local restaurant, but it isn’t vegan. In fact it might make a vegan’s stomach turn, or maybe not at all. What the difference between cooking pig’s head and a pig’s belly? But then he takes a big turn and starts talking about illegal immigration, and I think brings up lots of great points. It is a great story that everyone should read, skip the first few paragraphs if you don’t want to read about stewing meats.

Living in an apartment in Philadelphia we had mice and cockroaches. The mice didn’t bother me as much as the cockroaches and house centipedes (I don’t know small things that go fast, mice are just big enough to not bother me.) Traps had been set, and I feel a little bad about it. Which is why I loved this article reflecting on all the housemates the author had over the years.

I loved this post about a guy who tries to eat all “women food” for a month. Which I like since I’ve had some guys who refused to eat something because it was targeted for women.


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Hey everyone, I’m having a pretty laid back Sunday. I hope you are too. I’ve been using it to catch up on my backed up blog reading, making 2 gallons of kombucha, and making a new recipe to post for tomorrow. Pretty exciting stuff right? I might even get enough time to squeeze in finishing up Norwegian Wood.

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Yesterday I was able to make a trip to into the Philadelphia Museum of Art and I took some great photos that I might post later this week. The coolest exhibit was the collection of German Kraktur folk art from Pennsylvania. It was pretty cool since it is a little piece of my history as my Mother grew up in rural Pennsylvania.  The drawings were really interesting, they seemed like an odd mix of American history, patterns, text, and drawings that look like they are from a 8 year old. You can see more information at the PMA website.

Oh I also watched Frances Ha last night and I. LOVE. IT! I remember watching Tiny Furniture and I wanted so much to like it. It was about a girl just out of college, trying to find her place, struggling with family, etc. But it sucked. Sorry. It really made me not want to watch Girls, though I’ve heard Girls is much better than Tiny Furniture. Frances Ha on the other hand is great, I loved the characters, the dialogue, the visuals, the message, every freakin thing. I would totally recommend this movie to any 20-30 something and all film lovers. Watch it via Netflix.

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Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow

This article made me pretty happy. Reading articles about social injustices can crush your soul, making you believe that humanity is spiraling downwards. But reading about initiatives to help people instead of just blaming them can really lift the spirits. 

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Why U.S. maternity leave policies still fail women and children

Anyone who plans of having a kid or knows a friend who plans on having a child in the United States should read this article. It is an awesome breakdown on why there is a paygap with women, and how a lot of it has to do with children. We all know that most American parents both work, but the way the government works hasn’t caught up.

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When did letting your kids walk home alone become a crime?

I grew up in a small town that was little over 2 square miles. I walked to school, and for one year I had to bike to my new school across town. I could of technically walked there, but that probably would of taken 2o minutes every morning. So reading this article was interesting, and scary. 

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Coconut Milk Available in U.S. Starbucks Stores Beginning February

Starbucks is now adding another non-dairy option- coconut milk. I hope this trend continues since many smaller coffee shops follow Starbucks lead. Why am I so excited? I really usually hate almond milk in a latte. Yes, it can taste awesome, but it is easier to mess up. By the way, if you get a dark mocha with almond milk at Whole Foods- bliss! But I am marking my calendar on the 17th a picking up a “sample” latte of the coconut milk.

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Beyoncé Launches Vegan Meal Delivery Service With Her Trainer

Does Beyonce deliver the meals? Because if not, I’m not using it.


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Dress: Bea & Dot via Modcloth | Pin: thrifted gift | Tights: handme down | Shoes: Pink Studio via Modcloth

Can I first talk about this dress? Modcloth was having their Stylish Surprise sale, in which you specify your size, and they send a random article of clothing. For $10 you could get something that was $40 or $200. Of coarse you have little say in what you get. They do this to get rid of unsellable clothes that aren’t damaged but have been returned after being taken down from the site. In the past I have gotten this sailor dress, which I wear often, but isn’t something I loved (it’s just practical). I also got a cardigan which is snuggly, but no good for my overheated apartment. I still get excited and I get one article of clothing each time they have the sale. I keep hoping I will get one of the more expensive dresses.

This time I opened the box and saw the big beautiful Bea & Dot label. I knew I struck gold. This dress isn’t sold anymore by the label, but I still managed to find which dress it was- Technical Writer Dress. It is really amazing. The fabric is thick and great quality. The dress is lined and fitted with pockets. And my favorite part of the dress is that it has fake buttons in the front. As a chesty girl, I usually tug at my buttons try to avoid pulling. No need for this dress. 

I wanted to wear this dress earlier but for whatever reason couldn’t until this weekend. It was the perfect weather to wear to the art museum to FINALLY see the Treasures of Korea exhibit.

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