On the 15th I drove down to my nearest metropolitan area and visited the closest locations of two stores I don't get to very often, Whole Foods Market and World Market. I make this trip about once a month, it aids in maintaining my sanity while living in a small (by my standards) town. My excuse was Thanksgiving preparation, but any reason would suffice really.
I keep a running list of Whole Foods items so when I get there I can keep focus, otherwise my pocketbook suffers dearly. Generally there are always a number of bulk food items needing replenishment in my pantry, this time they included botanical (naturally caffeine-free) tea and salt and pepper for my grinders. Bulk herbs and spices are very well-priced at Whole Foods so when my small jars empty I refill them from there -- I love it! I have discovered many styles of spices I never knew existed and I love experimenting with them, one being Spanish sweet paprika and Chipotle chili pepper powder.
Coarse salt and peppercorns were a priority because my grinders emptied a couple weeks ago and I was using my backup McCormick grinders I had saved from when we moved and hadn't received our household goods yet. I selected pink Himalayan salt and a smoked peppercorn blend. Honestly, I have no idea the difference between those and conventional table salt and pepper but I will soon learn.
For the photo of the (yester)day I am showing you what's in my bag, my spice bag.
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