Oct 12, 2009

Posh shopping.....

When my husband came home on Saturday from work he informed me that he had invited some work colleagues for Sunday lunch. I don't have a problem with that, but normally I like a bit more notice so I can get the house cleaned and plan something delicious to eat.  Hmmmmm, what to make...I know, a traditional English Sunday Roast Beef lunch, with Yorkshire Puddings. We had nothing in the house, so a trip to the supermarket was in order. Normally we shop at our local Publix, however hubbie wanted to see what Whole Foods was like as I am always telling him if I died and went to supermarket heaven this is where I'd want to end up! You can see what a beautiful day it was, not really suitable for roast dinner, but we could always turn the AC down...we're doing that alot lately and it's supposed to be Fall!. If you've not been to a Whole Foods, they specialise in Organic produce and pride themselves on their fish, meat and cheese departments, all of which at the Jacksonville location are superb. You will pay a little more, but as you can see from this organic pepper and chilli display, it's more like looking at art than shopping!



I love the olives and antipasta, which is next to the cheese section. If I'm ever lost and I can't be found anywhere you might find me face down in Whole Foods olive display! and the cheese...we both had to try the free Comte...yummo! Anyway...you're asking what did we buy... Organic beef (on sale), broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus, red potatoes and two bottles of wine, one of which turned out to be fantastic value ($5 off), a Pinot Noir called Camelot, French, bottled in California...normally I'd shy away from that, but I have to say I wish we'd had two bottles!...
Hot footing it back to the house, I managed to have dinner ready within two hours, and after we consumed far too much food including the largest yorkshire puddings ever and a Key Lime pie we all slumped in our chairs in front of the football, semi-comatose. I can't afford to shop at Whole Foods all the time, but when I can I really notice the difference in freshness and quality...so if I won the lottery, forget fast cars and huge houses, just let me shop at Whole Foods!

2 comments:

GW said...

Saw your blog on the Networked Blogs discussion board at Facebook tonight. Oh, I *love* Whole Foods. Ours is much more expensive than the local grocery stores, so we only go there for the occasional treat like good bulk grains and some really good cheese. I'm kind of glad they're an hour's drive from us, because I would otherwise be sorely tempted to shop there more often. Their meal bars are wonderful - that's a huge treat, too! :)

Clare & Gary said...

Yes...unfotunately it would cost twice as much to shop there...I'm always sorely tempted, it's only 20 mins from me..but if we are having guests I will make the trip out for fish and meat, and the cheese counter is heavenly...

We had some beans with garlic and some roasted onions last month from the meal bar...yummo! ..but soooo pricey..the most expensive beans I've ever had! LOL

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