Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back


Opening my pantry is still a de ja vu experience. Just when I think I'm getting used to the idea of living in Texas, something jumps out of my kitchen pantry which sends me right back to Canada. In this case, it was the corn starch and baking powder, displaying their Canadian labels which aren't available in the U.S.



Then, as though I had suddenly become Flat Stanley upon reading the Houston Chronicle this morning, I was instantly transported back to California. So what brought on this sudden transport, you ask?


Take another peek.



Yes, Two-Buck-Chuck fans, Trader Joe's is on its way to my backyard in The Woodlands. And what, you Texans may be asking, is Two-Buck-Chuck? It is the most inexpensive, and somewhat decent, California wine on the market, made available only at Trader Joes. A bit of the California Coast in Texas!