All correct at the check outI could not believe my eyes this morning, when I saw this sign (above) in the Trader Joe's supermarket in Encinitas. Yee ha! Must be the only one in the world to get that right!
If you don't believe your eyes either, click on the pic for a bigger image — yup! That's what it says! Big ticks.
I was shopping for bits and pieces for my Christmas cake recipe, and later found myself at Ralph's, our huge, friendly supermarket just up the road. And look what I found there ...
Gen-yoo-wine Australian banksia flowers.Gorgeous. And only $10 a stem. Oh — that's my bag of Australian navel oranges there. I'm doing my bit!
:: Talking of cooking, which I was, sort of, I was flipping through a new US cookbook, looking for a pumpkin soup recipe. I found one, and it sounded great — until I clapped eyes on the last ingredient: "One fifteen-ounce can of pumpkin." Yup — it comes all mushy in cans here, ready for pumpkin pie etc.
I was stunned: if you're going to open a can of pumpkin mush to make soup, why not simply open a can of pumpkin soup and be done with it?
:: Just check out this funny but alarming video compilation about the venerable McCain, which I found on Anna Banana's blog and couldn't resist sharing with yall. And has everyone creased with laughter over Tina Fey's Sarah Palin take-offs from Saturday Night Live? Just brilliant.
I bet Governor Palin's being firmly tutored and coached and spoken to very intensely this week as she prepares for the vice-presidential debate on Thursday night. Looking forward to it.