The Daily EO: May 5th, 2012

We found ourselves in Gravenhurst today and I thought for fun we would head to Sobey’s to do our grocery shopping as it is the only one in Muskoka.  The shoulder seasons are pretty quiet around here.  You make your own excitement.

I like grocery shopping and I like shopping at different places that offer different things.  It’s fun in the US especially because they get all of those crazy products that you really shouldn’t eat in the first place.  Sobey’s isn’t that much different from the other stores in the area – but I did find a nice tube of fresh roasted garlic purée.

My husband is Dutch – he was born in Canada about 2 years after his parents immigrated from Holland.  So, although raised in Canada, he also was raised in a Dutch home.  As we were strolling down the aisles of Sobey’s, the following sign caught my eye:

Dutch?  I mean, you get the Asian section, the Mexican section, and usually the “International” section, but I have never seen a Dutch section.  Especially in a small town grocery store.  Even in St. Catharines (where Emile grew up) if you want Dutch treats you head over the Dutch store, not the grocery store.

We headed over to check this section out.   It was a doozy!

May 5th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary:  Stroop Waffles, Double Salted Licorice, King Peppermints, Windmill Cookies and all sorts of Dutch treats at the grocery store.

Maintenance May Day 5:  Donated needed supplies to a friend who greatly appreciated it.  (Friendship)