Such moments make motherhood magical.
The tragic death of climber Tito Traversa is making many of us in the climbing community rethink our safety standards. This bloke makes a good case for replacing open slings for sport climbing with bartacked ones.
Travel Tip: How to Safely Disinfect Produce
Some girls like a bouquet of roses. I prefer whatever is fresh and local. Today that’s coconuts.
My kids and I do a lot of traveling to out-of-the-way places where tap water isn’t always potable and raw fruits and vegetables can carry untold pathogens. A global trend for disinfecting produce is colloidal silver — tiny particles of silver in a liquid suspension — which is said to have antibacterial and antibiotic properties. In Mexico, colloidal silver solutions are sold right in the produce departments of most grocery stores, and conscientious locals, tourists, and expats diligently soak their veggies in it.
But does it work? According to The Mayo Clinic and the FDA, the health claims remain unsubstantiated by any credible scientific study. What has been confirmed are the dangerous side effects that result from colloidal silver consumption. These range from a silvery pallor (argyria) to kidney damage.
If you’re in an area where a salad might expose you to E. Coli or hepatitis, a safer and more effective way to sanitize produce is to soak it in a solution of water with a touch of bleach — a teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water should do the trick — followed by a rinse with potable water. You can check out the Oklahoma State University study for details and more precise ratios.
Bouldering in Sunol, one of my first crags! #proudmom #bouldering
baby + bike. 2 of my great loves.
A little love from the Huffington Post today!