Friday, May 28, 2010

An extra post

I'm trying to make dinner in the desert. It's really not that hard. I did bring most of the supplies from Flagstaff but forgot skewers and some other things. I went into Loa (a bigger, not-tourist town close to Torrey) and reinforced my provisions:
The list of what you can buy there is impressive:
Tillamook Cheese
Red cluster tomatoes for $1.49/lb
Spring mix
Wild mushroom mix (oyster mushrooms, enoki, shitake)
Chicken thighs
Bamboo Skewers
Baby chicks
As you’d expect, there are some things you can’t get. This store serves a large county but it’s not a very populated one. The people demanding truffles are far and few between. It’s a poor county. Even if they wanted truffles, they probably couldn’t afford them any more than I could.
Things you can’t get at the Food Town in Loa:
Boneless, Skinless chicken thighs
Organic Spring Mix
Vidalia onions
Poblano Peppers
Kosher Salt
Organic anything
Panko break crumbs.

1 comment:

Lisa B. said...

I have a special fondness for grocery stores in small towns, where they try so damn hard to be awesome. I love to shop at them, and to make wonderful food in (slightly) straitened circumstances.

BUT. It doesn't stop you from wanting your fancy mushrooms or your organic whatnot.

Hope you're having a splendid time.