What’s In Your Cart (Nov. 29/12)

November 29, 2012


In addition to the stuff needed for a proper turkey dinner, I also picked up a few other items like:

  • pastured eggs (I wish we had these at Canadian supermarkets!)
  • sardines (so much cheaper than here)
  • raw sauerkraut (beet and kimchi flvaours)
  • coconut aminos (for the rare time I need to sub soy sauce)
  • butter (Kerrygold and Organic Valley, plus Vermont Creamery)
  • cheese (brie, camembert, and Truffle Tremor Goat cheese)
  • hard cider: 3 types of Crispin plus another type (forgot to include in picture)
  • a sheep’s milk yogurt
  • a few dark chocolate bars
  • organic avocados (5 for $5 !?)
  • Vermont Creamery Vanilla Crème Fraiche
  • Vermont Creamery Quark
  • Hail Merry Macaroons (I had heard so much about these online)
  • Hail Merry Chocolate Tart (made with almond flour)
  • 100% Italian extra virgin organic olive oil (slightly cheaper than here)

Honestly, shopping at that American Whole Foods was one of the highlights of my trip to Portland :P And all the other Portland stuff rocked. What can I say, we’re a little deprived up here in Canada ;)

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[email protected] of Pace November 29, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I used to make a special trip to Whole Foods two hours away. One just opened up about 30 minutes from us a few months ago. We do the majority of our shopping there. It is more expensive than a regular grocery store but my husband and I both agreed that we will spend whatever we need for our health. I actually looked for sauerkraut today and couldn’t find any!


[email protected] November 29, 2012 at 7:40 PM

I’m grateful to have a Whole Foods in Vancouver. I actually honestly can’t believe that we do – Canada seems so behind sometimes. But there’s just way more stuff at the Whole Foods in the US. Plus, it’s different stuff, which makes it exciting. Ideally, if left to my own devices, I will just wander the store, aisle by aisle and check out products, read labels, etc. I know, kinda weird. But makes me oh so happy. :P


Aaron December 1, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Well, count me weird then too. I like to check everything out in grocery stores as well. When visiting Portland I usually have to sneak out to enjoy my perusing because the rest of the family gets a bit impatient.

sam November 30, 2012 at 5:28 AM

Totally relate to the deprivation of good food in Canada! I’m hoping to share some of my canadian finds on my blog to help other people from up north. I’m lucky to live next to a health food store and a farmboy though, which is good at only carrying seasonal produce and actually sells ‘organic’ meats and pastured eggs!


[email protected] December 1, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Would love to live next to a farmboy! :P


[email protected] December 1, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Yah, it’s almost like a hobby of some sort. I definitely spend more than my fair share in Whole Foods. Hah, I meant time, but I guess $ wouldn’t be too far off either. But put me in a regular supermarket, and I’ll be out in a heartbeat. The stuff they sell there scares me ;)


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