By now, you’ve gathered that we cook incessantly. And we love eating just as much as we love cooking. Lucky for us, we also love to shop for food. In Southern Cali, the grocery options are abounding. Trader Joe’s, Ralph’s, Smart & Final, Jons, Vons, and Gelson’s. Let’s not forget the fresh fare farmers’ markets in each town, including the “Original” Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax. And then you have the gourmet and specialty shops such as Sur La Table and Surfas. (Are you tired yet? We are!) Our shopping bliss has taken us every which way and to a variety of places to buy food in the greater Los Angeles area. At this point, we know exactly which places will have the best deals on specific items. Need some pine nuts, for instance? Trader Joe’s every time! And why is a bag of whole carrots usually priced at three bags for $0.99 at Jons! It’s just too much to handle sometimes. We probably even know the layouts of each location better than the employees there (Soy sauce? Right on aisle 3!).
Even with our shopping prowls, we still discover new things in the store each time. It’s the natural …Continue Reading »