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Friday, July 9, 2010
Normally I do not buy things for the sake of brand names but every once in a while I make an exception.
I could not resist that soy sauce above!
It was at the Hoowa Supermarket which I love. I stopped in on my way to my mom's. The Hoowa Supermarket is not air conditioned on a 90 degree day. The proprietor sat in a side room fanning herself with a big red Oriental fan. I know, stereotype alert! But it was true.
The bright side of having no air conditioning is that everything is cheap. I was able to find cheap tofu for one thing. That was one of those things that were bugging me because they are so expensive in supermarkets. I like tofu once in a while. It is one of those hippie things about me, like I like to make my own soap and roast my own granola and when people ask me what my favorite Grateful Dead song is I have a ready answer, although sometimes it is a tie between one and another.
River goin' to take me singing sweet and sleepy Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back home
Today is Pennario's birthday so I am thinking of him.
Back to the Hoowa Supermarket. Last week when I went looking for tofu I could not believe how pricey it was! At Dash all they had was, ahem, organic tofu, and it cost a pretty penny, something like $3 for 14 ounces. Subsequent supermarkets were almost just as bad. I thought, what happened to those cheap vacuum packs for $1? They are not anywhere! Even at Budway's I was stuck with expensive tofu.
The Obama Administration must have outlawed those cheap tofu vacuum packs!
Then I hit the Hoowa Supermarket which is bright pink and sits on Sheridan Drive. And there they were -- cases of tofu, all kinds, big sizes, brightly packaged, for -- ta da! -- $1.39.