Last week, Jeff's cousin Marcy and her husband Joey came over for our 4th of July party and they brought the MOST amazing fruit tarte from Whole Foods. I never go there 1) because it's not convenient - the closest is about 15 miles away and 2) it's a little pricey. Marcy and Joey are all about eating organic foods, so they definitely spend a lot of their time there. On top of that, a while back (pre-gallbladder surgery) I was asked to review French Meadow - a Gluten Free Bakery and give me opinion on their products. Well the combo of that amazing tarte and me needing to go get bread, I headed out to Whole Foods today.
I went to the new location in Town & Country and when I walked in it was fantastic. I love seeing produce all stacked up all beautiful. They had a great price of blueberries, so I got some of those. Some veggies were more expensive like the Flat Leaf Parsley which was $1.49 -opposed $.79 at Schnucks.
Then I wandered down the canned items - I did find a few items that I had not seen at Schnucks but I had been on the look out for them. I'm well on my way to be a Food Network Superstar!
- Agave Nectar - this is a healthier alternative to simple sugar. It's perfect for mixed drinks and I'm going to try it with iced tea.
- Tomato Paste in a Tube - They use this on Food Network ALL the time. I've never found it at a regular store, so I was so excited to see that for only $1.49. It will definitely deepen the flavor of my sauces.
- Whole Roasted Red Peppers in Olive Oil & Garlic - Wow. This was a deal! At Schnucks we are talking like $4.99 for a jar. These are $2.50! I love that there is charred goodness at the bottom of the glass jar. I'm thinking a little goat cheese, toasted bread and thinly sliced red peppers and a glass of wine. Yum!
- Broccoli Rabe - This was my most exciting find! They always cook this on the Food Network and I've never ever seen it anywhere! I'm so excited to see how this tastes - it looks like a cross between greens and broccoli....sooooooooo excited.
Did I just get excited for produce?
As for my loaf of bread, I got a fantastic Country Loaf that has no yeast. I'm very interested to try it out. It actually came frozen, so I have it defrosting in the fridge. I'll be back with a full report. I'm thinking I may add Whole Foods into my store rotation.