I can't buy bottled water anymore. Just can't.

We took a walk down to the ocean this weekend where, following a series of rather strong storm fronts, we found the entire beach to be littered with millions (more like billions?) of bits of plastic. Extraordinary. Most people have heard or read about the North Pacific Gyre and all the plastic debris in the ocean, but to see this in person was shocking. All the other people on the beach were walking around in a similar daze.

I am not an eco-warrior and I don't mean to sound preachy or depressing, especially on a generally upbeat food blog, but I can't get it out of my mind. The worst is the plastic bottle caps which will never decompose. The worst of the worst is the caps that you have to tear off just to get to the caps. Sigh. :(

Time for some cooking, I need to cheer myself up.


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