posted by Caroline
Lisa probably has her own Part II for her great post about marketing, but I’m sneaking mine in while I’m thinking of it. I, too, am more of a big weekly shopper than a daily shopper. I like to get in, fill the cart high, and get out fast. I like to have a well-stocked pantry so that we’re never at a loss for dinner, and always have the ingredients we need for muffins. The farmer’s market is the place to linger and chat, but I don’t get there as often as I’d like, so for now I subscribe to a CSA (and also, more recently, pick up Mariquita Farms’ fabulous mystery box), get the bulk of our groceries at Trader Joe’s, and fill in the missing odds and ends with a walk to Andronico‘s, our lovely (but pricey) local market.
Over the last year or so, Tony and I have gotten our TJ’s shopping down to a science; we keep the list on the computer, updating as necessary, and it’s arranged in order of where the items are shelved, so we can cross things off as we go.
So here they are, the items that anchor our food life. I can’t quite resist the urge to annotate and explain, but for the most part I’ll just lay it out there:
Dried fruit and nuts
– Roasted, unsalted
– Roasted 50% salt
Dry roasted unsalted almonds
Peanuts, Roasted, unsalted
Chili spiced mango
Granola fixings (I make granola every week)
Almonds, Raw, sliced or slivered
Whole flax seeds
King Arthur Flour (all purpose white; whole wheat)
organic brown sugar
organic white sugar
Frozen garlic (I know, I know. We use the real stuff, too. This is just very handy)
Frozen organic Raspberries (for smoothies)
Chocolate chip cookies (TJ’s makes great, addictive little chocolate chip cookies. Sadly, the organic variety is not as delicious. Too crispy.)
Hearts & O’s (this Kashi cereal has a different name which I now forget; this is what we call it)
Golden Rounds (apparently discontinued –we haven’t seen them for months — but we love these Ritz cracker knock-offs too much to take them off the list!)
Honey Wheat Pretzels
Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste
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