Midweek Munchies: What RIFT
is contributing for the week
This is the Saturday Market edition of the Munchies... We bought a
couple things at Saturday Market and a few more things at our natural
food store, Market of Choice.
Saturday Market is a gathering of local artisans near our downtown.
There are arts and crafts and plenty of hand made stuff. There is
some kind of live music playing, or people giving speeches, like
today. (I heard the guy on the mike talking about CO2 emissions,
but it was way too crowded for me to even think about hanging around
to listen to him.)
And there's stuff from the farm. It's all organic, and even better,
it's all local. So, yay. Expensive, but we are trying to save the
Two weekends ago we got some yummy asparagus. Today we got a small
cucumber for 1.50$, and a handful of small carrots for
2.25$. Lots of lettuce and leafy stuff for sale. The basil tempted
me, because fresh basil is the most wonderful thing in the world and
dried basil in a shaker is yucky. But when you buy basil, then you
have to buy pine nuts, and I just didn't feel like it. Maybe next
Then off to Market of Choice. (I'm typing down the prices of
everything so I can compare and contrast with Safeway prices later.)
Bulk Nutritional Yeast 8$/pound. yum, I love this stuff.
The instant I got home, I cooked up some pasta just so I could eat
my nutritional yeast. ha.
Boyfriend found some Broccoli and Asparagus.
The broccoli was organic and cost 1.39$/pound.
Kettle Chips local food which I don't get to eat since boyfriend
picked out flavors I don't like. humph. ;)
Willow Run Margarine on sale for 1.55$
Agave Nectar double sized container for 6$
Tahini which I happened across when I found the agave nectar...
I've never bought this before. All I know is that it's sesame seeds
mashed up like peanut butter, and I've seen some recipes that call
for it! 4.30$ for a one pound jar.
Amy's American Burgers 4$, I like the vegan Amy burgers a lot
better than Morning Star or Boca... but Safeway doesn't sell Amy burgers.
Tom's of Maine toothpastes 4.50$ Tom and Kate sold out to evil Colgate
not too long ago, and I might boycott them but I love the
crazy flavors too much. Gingermint is my most favorite. I also got
a tube of Orange-Mango. If Colgate can get more flavors of Tom's
into Safeway, and at a more eye-level shelf... that would
be a good thing, but Colgate is still evil and will probably degrade
Tom's high earth- and animal-saving standards. :(
The Chocolate Lady