i don’t make it to brookline very often (i hate taking the bus, particularly the 66), but i get my hair cut in coolidge corner, so i stop through there every other month or so. invariably, i end up picking up a few things (as many as i can carry, really) at trader joe’s on my way home: grape tomatoes, avocados, arugula if it looks good (they carry a different variety than most stores), juice, bread, clif bars, wine, frozen fruit and dumplings, and some combination of dried fruits and nuts.
i thrive on newness… i’m happiest when i’m experiencing a new culture, photographing a scene i’ve never seen (those words suck together – sorry), or trying a new food. so, this post marks the beginning of a category of posts that i’m calling (for now) TRYING (edit: i’ve since changed this to ‘Discoveries’). it was in the dried fruit and nut aisle that we find our latest candidate: apricot kernels.