Time out for knitting!
It's November!

Berkeley Bowl, NaBloPoMo, and Ten on Tuesday!

I have never had more fun at the grocery store -- particularly in the produce department.  Once permission to photograph was granted, we slapped on lenses (15mm fisheye and 100mm macro) and tried not to get in anyone's way (too much) (one tends to get lost in the world that appears through the viewfinder).

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I've lost count of how many photos I took on this trip!  Here are a few faves from Berkeley Bowl.

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Artichokes -- one of my favorite veggies.  I can get them in Wisconsin, but I'm usually lucky if I can find enough decent specimens for our whole family from the paltry number available at any given time.

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I should have pulled back for a shot of these adorable little bundles of multi-colored carrots.

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Three varieties of sweet potatoes and two of yams.  Really!  Every single sign indicated the item's country of origin, many went even further.

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I noticed that many of the mushrooms -- the selection included many varieties that I've never seen before -- came from Oregon and Washington (big surprise!).

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The Berkeley Bowl set on Flickr.

Nablo_typer_160px And I guess I'm in:  NaBloPoMo 2010!  I've done this a few times over the blogging years -- successfully, for the most part.  I think.

Arguably, signing up for NaBloPoMo might NOT seem to be one of the 10 Ways to Simplify Your Life -- this week's Ten on Tuesday topic -- but (and I'm totally riffing here) I might be able to spin it my way.

10 Ways to Simplify Your Life

  1. Make lists
  2. Prioritize
  3. Delegate
  4. Organize
  5. Clean out
  6. Pare down
  7. Toss/Donate
  8. Establish a filing system
  9. Use online resources for banking & shopping (when it makes sense to do so)
  10. Cook & bake extra and pack yourself a lunch or two when putting away leftovers



If only we all had our own little (big!) Berkley Bowl to visit regularly. We might eat more veggies! lol
More and more I look at country of origin before I buy. I also feel like loading a box up with artichokes and sending them to you! They're in season!
Maybe I will, maybe I won't...NaBlo, that is. It feels like a good idea, but we'll see.


What beautiful shots of Berkley Bowl! Great list, too. I'm considering NaBloPoMo but I do like my weekends free. Hmmm.


Those grocery store pictures are amazing! It looked like a lot of fun.


Hear, hear for delegating! Too bad I have no one to delegate to ;-)

I bet Berkeley Bowl could turn anyone into a vegetarian.


Good to see I have good company in this crazy (for me) undertaking. As always, love your photos!


It's only Nov 2 . . . and I'm already disqualified from NaBloPoMo (I missed Nov 1). Can't wait to read your entries, though! :0)
What a fun grocery experience! Those artichokes. . . YUM!


Yes, BB is a fabulous place. I drive 30 miles each way just to shop there every few months. The produce department is indeed mind blowing.

Honore Francois

Thanks for a "simple" list and the tip to NaBloPoMo. I joined, too.


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