At last, tofu! I have to hand it to Rhyannon. A couple days ago she managed to track down bulk tofu!
We had scoured Chinatown and the local supermarkets to no avail. I had actually quite given up, but this week, she brought home the goods in her own little container.
There are lots of places you can get meat without the packaging -most mid-size grocers have their own butchers- but so many “meat substitutes” seem only to come wrapped in plastic.
G and I do eat meat in moderation, but R is veggie, and we all LOVE tofu, so it’s good to know we have a source besides the ubber-expensive prepared variety in the specialty grocery deli. For those of you who live in Vancouver, you have to ask behind the counter at Kim’s on Broadway near Fraser.
The second good find of the week was cream in glass bottles. I had already been getting milk in glass, but, inspired by greeensheeep and her homemade bread and butter, I went in search of cream to make my own butter.
Only three stores later, I struck gold. Not only does Famous Foods have cream, they also have a huge glass-bottled-milk selection. So much, in fact, that they had bunch of almost expired organic milk on sale for only a dollar a litre!
(Ok, I’m a bit embarassed that I got excited about saving a buck and a half, but it’s always nice to find something organic that’s cheaper than the conventional version isn’t it?)