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I LOVE to Shop!!! For Food!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I am a shopoholic. I admit it. However, I can't afford the shoes or clothes that so many people like to shop for, so much as I'd love acquiring beautiful things for myself or my home, I just can't do it.

So I shop for food. Food is beautiful and the selection is breathtaking these days. And there are so many places to buy it and I just HAVE to go to them all. If I decide to have, say, a sauerbraten for dinner this weekend, I'll go hunting for the perfect bottom round roast. And I find it and I buy it, and it feels like I just bagged the mastodon for my tribe. I find strange mushrooms and long beans (never heard of those until I read an Indian cookbook). You can't eat Manolos, but I can eat my acquisitions. I have my favorite Asian grocery, Hispanic grocery and Indian grocery. Farmer's markets are just starting up for the season and the displays are more enticing than any department store window. I go to Wegman's twice a week, which is like a little vacation trip. And, of course, there's Costco. Need anything else be said?

My cookbooks are my tour guides, my adventures are shopping for food. The end result is that I spend less on food than most people (I don't eat at restaurants or get take-out) and I spend less overall because I don't hit the malls.

I never see magazine articles exhalting the joys of food shopping, but why not? It's every bit as much fun as the mall. And I get to EAT the result!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EVER-HOPEFUL 5/22/2013 5:10PM

    you made my mouth water reading thois blog lol.guess i will see my food shoping differantly now.thanks emoticon

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CAROL_HOORAH 5/22/2013 12:16PM

    emoticon too fun!!!

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KELLI9001 5/21/2013 8:23AM

    Great job! I can read recipes and cookbooks like others read novels!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 5/20/2013 6:39PM

    Excellent blog and I quite feel the same way!

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KICK-SS 5/18/2013 12:15PM

    When I'm away from home, I enjoy going into grocery stores that we don't have in our area. My DD and I spent several hours in the original Whole Foods Store in Austin, TX - My gosh, I didn't realize one store could have so many different things... Good thing I couldn't buy things that I couldn't pack in a suitcase to take on a plane... Saved myself several dollars, I'm sure. But, we did buy several "oddities" to try when I was there visiting...

And another store in that area called Sprouts... and the HEB stores.

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MADEIT3 5/18/2013 9:06AM

    There's nothing like finding a new "boutique" grocery store. Shop on!!

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PINKNFITCARLA 5/17/2013 11:28PM

    I share you view! I LOVE food shopping and I LOVE making new things. Wegman's is my favorite grocery store of all time and I really enjoy ethnic shops and Farmer's Markets!

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AJDOVER1 5/17/2013 7:26PM

    I find the mall unbearable, but the Farmer's Market is my kind of place! I'm blessed to live in an area with countless ethnic markets in addition to a variety of Farmer's Markets all year round!

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GABY1948 5/17/2013 12:25PM

    I think it's a great thing to shop for...I agree with you about the world gone mad desires of such expensive clothes and items!

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CELIAMINER 5/17/2013 9:45AM

    "bagged the mastodon for my tribe"
Oh my, what an image!

YOU should write an article. And I hope I run into you at Wegmans someday, though I suppose you go during the day, and I have to wait till after work.

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KANOE10 5/17/2013 9:16AM

    I love cooking also..and shop for a wide variety of foods.


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ZEEDRA 5/17/2013 8:56AM

    It's great to find what you love and do it!

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SUSANNAH31 5/17/2013 5:48AM

    And the food shopping is now mostly around the periphery of the supermarket, leaving those processed foods right where they are --on the shelf!

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NASFKAB 5/16/2013 3:12PM

  agree with you there clothes shopping is not as important

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 5/16/2013 2:30PM

    Depending on the magazine, you can definitely find articles about food shopping. for example!

And you can find nice articles here.


I buy my clothes in thrift shops so I can definitely get lots of cool things to wear for very little $$. And I can't eat clothes, so they don't tempt me to eat more than I should. ;-)

And 100% with you about avoiding department stores. Where's the creativity and fun in that? Ick.

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    I agree with you 100% on enjoying the adventure of food shopping. Love to do that.

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FISHINGLADY66 5/16/2013 11:59AM

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REGILIEH 5/16/2013 11:49AM

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