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Friday, March 26, 2010

New to me...Bulk food store!



I had an appt with my chiropractor today. I've been doing fine, but the sitting and travel and sleeping in strange beds can bring some tightness on, so I'm doing a once a month "keep it in line" visit....

My Chiropractor is in Lexington, a good 20 minutes drive from me, but it's an easy drive, and I love going through the NC countryside to get there.

When I pulled in and went inside, the gal at the counter was busy moving what looked like bags of groceries around. I'm an inquisitive sort, and asked what kind of goodies she had!

She said that she and the doc had just visited the "Amish Bulk Foods" store around the corner, and came back with a HAUL.

Ohhhh...my excitement rose! The last time I was in bulk foods store was last Summer in Shipshewana! Not only that, I didn't THINK we had Amish here...I know there is some up in Yadkin County, but this was Lexington.

It didn't matter...after my appt was over, I made a beeline to go see what there was! I love buying things in bulk. Popcorn, Oats, Chocolate Chips, Spices, Noodles....all that good stuff, and lots more that you can't find at a regular store.

I wasn't disappointed! I left with a bag of buckwheat pancake mix, some tea I want to try, some HABANERO pimento cheese (Oh man..this was so hot I had to cut it by mixing it together with the "plain" pimento cheese spread I had at home already!) and two loaves of bread, one cinnamon raisin, and one triple berry. YUM!

I also picked up some wholewheat garlic/basil noodles. Those just might be dinner tonight.

And another thing I had never had before, they had some diet vanilla cream soda....being as I was into trying new things after the Vernors in Michigan, I bought one can. I should have bought a 6 pack! The brand is "Waist Watcher" and is sweetened with splenda (Yes, with all the other baked goodies, I NEEDED sugar free!)

I even admit to tearing off a hunk of that triple berry bread and snacking on it in the car on the drive home. Yummy.

The pic is one I swiped from the online newspaper...I wasn't smart enough to take my camera in with me. You can bet I'll be stopping here again after my appointment next month!

It's raining out. A gentle spring rain that really smells good. Just on the cool side of chilly, its a great day for catching up on things inside the house, while still enjoying the emerging green of leaves opening up from this side of the window.

Book orders are done and the trip to the post office has been made...I think tonight is a SEW night. Need to trim up more of those bonus triangles for the Extreme Border project! (Sounds like a reality show, doesn't it?!)

Here comes the weekend...I hope you all have a great one!

7 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Sounds like you had fun at the bulk store! I miss those after moving to Europe from Canada! I loved being able to choose exactly how much of a product I needed!
Have a great weekened and hope you're feeling better after the Dr. appt!!

JoAnne said...

Have you tried Lexington Barbecue on Hwy 85? We come to High Point 3 or 4 times a year and usually stop there on our way. It's the best!

pwl said...

Your last line made me wonder what a quilting reality show would be like. I'm sure it would be riveting, but probably only a a rather special segment of the population. LOL

Wonder what might happen in a typical episode...

Quilt Hollow said...

Leave it to Bonnie to fill me in on what is just a short drive away...address please. Perhaps next time I'm headed that way I can pop in. Last time I was at an Amish bulk foods shop was in KY about a year ago.

Shasta said...

Here I was admiring the rice bags in the photo. At least I don't have to be jealous of you!

MaryAnn said...

Thanks for the memories. I am remembering the bulk food stop in Shipshe and fishing in Lollies canoe with you. I am ready for a return visit.

Loris said...

Well, off point for the post but...love the new blog banner :-)