EWS Update

Every now and then you have to take care of business and this is what today’s blog is about.

First tomorrow is a Jiashan Market Day! If you haven’t been yet I encourage you to stop this gem of a market.  It is small but it is filled with plenty of delicious options for good food.  If you haven’t been in awhile it is time to go again as the vendors are changing all the time. If you can’t get there tomorrow , the next few market days are June 6th and June 20th.

Jiashan Market : 11 – 4 pm, #37 Lane 550 Shaanxi Lu near Shaoxing Lu.

Next, yummy anti-biotic/hormone free butter is on the way! Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Ann Hsu of uibek Dairy Products Co.Ltd., purveyor of that fine Xinjiang yogurt we all love from Kate& Kimi. I noticed she advertised butter and asked if they had organic butter. It isn’t labeled organic but that  is immaterial because the point is it is butter free of anti-biotics and hormones. I often tell people that it is better to spend your organic RMB on hormone free, anti-biotic free, organic meat and dairy products then on the fruits and veggies. If you can afford both that is great but  with fruits and vegetables you  do have ways  to ( washing/peeling) to reduce  your exposure to toxins but not so with meat, fish or dairy products.

The uibek butter is  available  on Taobao and  will soon turn up on the Kate and Kimi website.

Finally, since we have covered fruits and veggies at the market and good fats from uibek I will finish with the sugar challenge.

I have more to say about sugar but if you feel like you can’t live without a little something sweet after every meal or as an afternoon pick me up then perhaps you are hooked.  Sproutlifestyle has made May the No Sugar challenge month with weekly Saturday talks on how to tame the sugar monster. See www.sproutlifestyle.com for more information.

Finally another plug for Sproutlifestyle, our favorite health food store. They have moved to a bigger and better location at 388 Shanxi Nan Lu , very close to the corner of Fuxing Xi Lu. They now have more stuff in the store and a lovely café upstairs. Definitely worth the trip.

Eat Well, Live Well, Have Fun its Spring in Shanghai!