Yesterday my little foodie mind was blown.
I live in a small town…both geographically and minded. So a couple of weeks ago when I heard there was a little country shop across town that sold bulk grains, homemade spreads, and other fun things, I
couldn’t help but be skeptical KNEW I had to check it out!
I couldn’t believe it…I drove all this way (20 minutes) and they wouldn’t let me turn my semi around! Sheesh!
But I HAD to forgive them the minute I walked through the door and spotted this:
Pick a jam any jam…you name it, they had it! Including some you wouldn’t think to name…
For the record, it’s a variety of muscadine grape…thanks Wikipedia!
And the other side of the tower of jams? A pickled paradise…eggs, beans, okra, cauliflower…and with jams like “scuppernong”, you know they had more than just regular pickles:
Oh yes, this was MY kind of place!
Whole grains, flours, baking mixes, sprinkles, homemade fudge, and…
LUCKY CHARMS MARSHMALLOWS?!!
I nearly had an aneurysm right there in the middle of the shop!
The store couldn’t have been more than 3000 square feet, but I still managed to spend over an hour walking up and down the aisles playing foodie paparazzi…somehow I managed enough restraint (only because I know I don’t have the space in my pantry) to get out of there for under 100 bucks.
Wanna see what I got?
Oh c’mon, you can’t seriously tell me your surprised about the marshmallows!
The bulk of my purchase came from this
little big guy but it was TOTALLY worth it…$40 for nearly a half gallon of organic UNREFINED coconut oil? I’ll take it!
And coconut flour for HALF the price as Whole Foods!
I also picked up some SUPER cheap wheat bran and some tapioca
(I have had the strangest craving for tapioca pudding and I wanna try my hand at making my own…we’ll see how that goes!)
Of course I couldn’t say no to the cinnamon pickles and the peach pecan jam practically jumped into my cart!
Yeah, these did too!
And as if all THAT wasn’t enough…I just had to stop by TJ Maxx before heading home (in my defense, it’s on the way)
Of course the one I was MOST excited about was the spread!
So excited that I just HAD to find a way to incorporate it into last night’s dinner. So I roasted up half a kabocha (my fave) and stuffed it with cottage cheese, chickpeas, and the garlic and fig spread…
And then I figured, hell, why not add some cinnamon pickles and peach pecan jam too?
Mind blown yet again!
Now about that title…join Kristin and me as we celebrate our awesome foodie finds! Just add #funfinds to any image you upload on Twitter and/or Instagram so we can all envy/drool over/devise a plan to sneak into your house and steal your goodies!
What #funfinds have you discovered recently?
Anybody got any recipes for healthy tapioca pudding?