Sharon told you in her last post that we’ve both been under the weather, with her ailment being full blown pneumonia. Because she’s been so ill I’ve wanted to watch our for her, to take care of her. The first thing you think of when someone isn’t feeling well is to feed them. And I have been all over that, feeding Sharon. We almost always eat from the products we carry at the market, happily so, but somehow I thought Sharon might like things that were a little different from our standard fare, so the first day I was in charge of taking care of her I went shopping at downtown Shaws.
I can only say in my defense that I was tired and worn out too, and working almost full time at the store, so I guess I thought it was okay to take a short cut from our usual quality home made food, and purchase foods that had nothing to do with “home-made.” My favorite discovery was Jimmy Dean Sausage Egg
Biscuits. Nuke for 90 seconds on reduced heat to thaw, then go full blast for 55 seconds to cook. Aside from the quality of the actual food, the idea rocked. And, in truth, though no comparison to our own breakfast sandwiches, these were pretty tasty. And only 145 seconds to prepare, that was for me.
I bought other such things and fed them to poor Sharon. Frozen egg rolls, frozen chicken pot pies, a macaroni and cheese that was in the refrigerated section, sheathed in plastic you could only get through with a chef’s knife. The hoped for fun of it lasted only a few days before I had to have something good. Poor Sharon was so sick she ignored the subject. No, last night I made lentils over rice, just cooking the lentils in vegetables and chicken stock and a little vinagrette you add at the end. Ladle it over white basmati rice and you have a food experience rivaling Jimmy Dean’s best. Tonight, Sharon is making tofu-garlic hot pot and I think we’ve phased out of our instant food junket. I can only hope.
I don’t know if you’ve seen it but our new artist for the ArtWalk program is Sarah Munro, and her work lights up our store. You all need to see it, and Art Walk is tomorrow, so it’s a good time to come and maybe get to talk with Sarah. She’s singing at Sweet Melissa’s with Mark and said she’d stop by later. We all should stop by Melissa’s and have a drink, then do the Art Walk Thing. That’s what I think.
- Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea
- Scottish Salmon
- 10-20 Dry Sea Scallops
- 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
- PEI Mussels
See you at the Store!
The Uncommon Market
The Store Worth Walking To