Monday, September 24, 2007

products equal patriotism

Last night and today have been rough on Baby R teething-wise, and consequently rough on us sleep-wise. This fact has nothing to do with the rest of this post.

I feel like sharing my favorite products:

Stoneyfield Farm
I bet Al Gore eats Stoneyfield yogurt too. How can you not love them?
Unless I go to Trader Joes, it's the only brand of yogurt I buy.

Alvarado St. Flax Bread
I don't buy it's because it's low carb necessarily, although that is a bonus.
It's a way to sneak flaxseed (Omega 3 and 6) to my family without anyone complaining about it.
And it doesn't taste like stale biscuits like some other natural breads.

Tillamook Cheese
This is a non-organic exception to my usual M.O. I couldn't find the link to the newspost Kevin I read years ago about it, but apparently you can tour the creamery, etc, etc. It sounded like a fun cheese, and Kevin insists it's superior to other cheeses.

Natural Bacon and Deli Meat
I still haven't made up my mind whether naturally occurring nitrates in celery juice are secretly bad for one's health. But until I find some research, I'll continue to stock up on handy-meats.

Soy Garden
Butter will kill you.
Margarine will also kill you.
And while I try to use olive oil in just about everything that calls for butter or oil, toast and jam do not mix with olives.
So I buy this and it's great, it doesn't taste weird and it goes great in mashed potatoes.

Choice FairTrade Teas
I used to think people in front of me at Starbucks were silly for ordering "grande, double soy ,1/2 foam, 102 degrees, decaf, blah blah."
And now I drink organic fairly traded naturally decaffeinated green tea.
I still tell myself I'm different from those latte people because I just zap mine in the microwave at home in a pyrex measuring cup.

Puffins
One of Baby C's first words was "puttins."
She loves them, I love them, they're named after one of the cutest birds on the planet, what's not to love?

4 comments:

ro said...

it can be surprising, but it is surely hard to be you

Christy said...

I think the sad thing is I have never heard of any of those foods. But I wish I had, they sound very hip like take your canvas bag to the Whole Foods store hip.

Sara said...

Tillamook really is superior to all domestic cheeses.

=)

Devon said...

haven't tried soy garden but think i will! we LOVE puffins...peanut butter variety especially. anything by barbara's bakery is delicious - shredded spoonfuls are another delight.

try sheep's milk gouda cheese...kind of gets lost in there, but you'll find it, at trader joe's.