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Saw-Whet Owls and The Dirty Dozen

Spring is coming! Seriously, it’s only around the corner. Although, in Minnesota, the corner can project into April some years! We are enjoying a bit of a heat wave in Minneapolis. It has been in the 40’s for a few days. We might even hit 50 tomorrow! After months of brutal cold and feet of snow, the warm up feels good.

One of the indicators that spring is coming at my house is the appearance of Saw-Whet owls. This little beauty is roosted in the cedar tree, right outside my front door. I have cedars that surround my house and the Saw-Whet owls love them. They also love mice. I often am alerted to their presence by droppings and the mouse pellets that appear on the ground. When I see these indicators, I look up and sure enough, there is a little Saw-Whet looking back down at me!

The Dirty Dozen

I have also noticed that as the air warms, so does my appetite for pure, raw food. I am starting to crave salads, not soups. Just clean fresh food. It is amazing how much the weather affects what I want to eat! It is a really good time to re-educate ourselves as to what fruits and vegetables we really should be buying organic and which ones are more “clean”. The Environmental Working Group has published a great guide to the 12 worst (most pesticide contaminated) and the 15 best (least contaminated). You can find there pdf download here: Dirty Dozen


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  1. Nikki wrote on February 17, 2011

    Really looking forward to this! Thanks for all of your hard work đŸ™‚

  2. Catherine B-R wrote on February 17, 2011

    The owl is gorgeous! Congrats on the upcoming book. I have just made a mental note to keep an eye open for this one. It must be added to my collection of raw food books.

  3. Cliff Champion wrote on February 17, 2011

    how great! the layout looks very user friendly and sleek… a lot like the blog really. your photography is really what makes it stand out! what beautiful photos!!!

  4. Mary Turtle wrote on February 16, 2011

    It is gorgeous! I am so proud of you!

  5. Laura wrote on February 16, 2011

    Fantastic waiting with great anticipation.

  6. Maggie (livingfoodjunkie) wrote on February 16, 2011

    What a beautiful creature, the Saw-Whet owl is. Amazing!

    I agree with you, I’ve noticed my craving for salads over soups recently too. The sun has come out a few days here and there and when it does I really notice the difference in what my body craves đŸ™‚

    Your book is beautiful, thank you for sharing parts of it with us!

  7. Susan wrote on February 16, 2011

    Look for the launch early next week! xo

  8. Ronda wrote on February 16, 2011

    Cannot wait to get my hand’s on a copy of this! YAY!

    Much love to you my friend!

  9. leelu wrote on February 16, 2011

    I wait – mouth watering- for this most gorgeous book. Thank you for sharing your gift! Wish I was nearby to take a class from you-alas I am in Colorado. I look at your site almost everyday -it gives me such inspiration. Will the book be ready by next week?


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