In Shopping for Food on February 25, 2010 at 11:45 am

Already, I foresee the main problem with this blog project being: the temptation to buy everything crazy at once. Yesterday at Stanley’s I put a ridiculous amount of stuff into my cart — celeriac! Meyer lemons! baby artichokes! nopales! — because of the blog, right? I mean, I have to buy it!

Fortunately, and reluctantly, I restrained myself from buying everything. The Meyer lemons made it past the register, though, and I’m going try using them in both sweet and savory capacities. I’m thinking for an ice cream for the former, and a pizza for the latter.

Incidentally, for those of you — like my father-in-law — who love a good bargain-hunting story, I scored onions, pineapple, cilantro, garlic, spinach, bananas, cauliflower, eggplant, chard, lemons and Meyer lemons (I know, I know), green onions, broccoli and pink lady apples. All organic, and all for $20.96. (No bag discount, though, but at these prices it seems churlish to complain. [Then again, I’ve been known to be quite a churl, so a strongly worded email to the manager it is.])

  1. Wow. I am highly impressed by the bargains. And hungry.

    Tonight we’ve got some people over for dinner. It looks like I will be doing some kind of Thai curry, since we have some open coconut milk and it is a little chilly and rainy out. Haven’t decided on vegetarian (sweet potato, pumpkin, peanut), pork and pineapple or a solid green curry with chicken. Not new recipes, but I do enjoy making them.

    I have also overcome my fear of fish sauce through making them. I am always amazed when the day comes that I say to Dave, “we’re out of fish sauce – we’ll have to get more at the store tomorrow”. There was certainly a time that I never thought I would say that. I also doubt I will ever say that about prawn paste. But I could be wrong.

  2. Curry = rad. I’m going to try making my own curry paste one of these days… the list just keeps on growing. I know exactly what you mean about fish sauce. I never thought the day would come when the phrase “we need more anchovies” fell out of my mouth.

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