Posts Tagged ‘citrus’
In my quest to fill my belly with whole foods, I have fallen in love with the bulk foods aisle at the grocery store. I’ve always enjoyed the ‘scoop your own food’ aisle, but recently I’ve become obsessed. About a week ago we had a power outage at work (thank you, Oncor!) and I got the whole day off!! I probably should have grabbed a book and headed to the pool, but instead I went to the grocery store. I know, I’m kinda lame, but I did splurge on some fun outdoor plates at Target, so I’m not a total goob. I’ve been stocking up on ingredients I don’t currently have but want to try, so I had some major fun in the bulk aisle! And although I hate Willy Wonka, I felt like a kid dancing around his chocolate factory (minus the creepy songs and oompa loompas). I sashayed down the aisle scooping up various flours, grains, nuts, and dried fruits. I took notes on cooking some of my new ingredients and pondered all of the different salts one can get from seas around the world. I even got into a conversation with a woman about organic yogurt. Man, I felt so cool! It was pretty much the best grocery shopping experience of my life.
When I got home, I unloaded all of my loot and was suddenly inspired to reorganize my pantry. And now, if it is even possible, I got more nerdy. I pulled out my trusty label-maker and created labels for all of my various containers of flour, grains, and beans. I just love organization. Straight lines, clean surfaces, containers, labels…just a little touch of OCD…nothing too scary. *wink*
You know you’re in trouble when you start browsing the produce section at Tom Thumb during your lunch break instead of the shoe department at Nordstrom’s. On one of my guilty pleasure lunches, I was lazily eyeing produce when I came across a whole bunch of kumquats. They were so cute all piled up next to the giant oranges, and it dawned on me that I couldn’t recall if I’d ever even eaten one before. How could I have made it this far in life without savoring these cute little wintertime treats? I am a huge citrus fan and yet I’ve been missing out on such an obvious source!