Sunday, January 29, 2012

The eye of the beholder...


Whoever said "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" must've seen one of these.

The Uniq fruit--also known as the 'Ugli' or 'Ugly' fruit--is one of those anomalies of the fruit world that truly requires not judging a book by its cover. 


Where most fruits are valued for their unblemished, smooth skins, the Uniqs display--shall we say--a more rugged, rough-and-tumble appearance. Lumpy, bumpy, and bruised are their norm.



But, the really remarkable thing is once you get past the exterior...inside, they look like this:


They are juicy, sweet, and nothing at all like what you're expecting :)

Try one while they're in stock!
-The Grocer's Wife

P.S. Be sure and check out the New Items tab above for just-added new products. See Coupons and Specials for the lowdown on $.69/lb Navel oranges, Fuji apples, and Hot House tomatoes, as well as a new paper towel pallet buy! And, check out Palouse Events for some new fun activities and Palouse happenings!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It is January, after all...


Until Monday, we were enjoying an unseasonably mild winter in Palouse and on The Palouse. 

With above-average temps, little measurable snow since November, and an abundance of sunny days in lieu of the typical gloomy grays, it was easy to forget that it's actually winter. I've even seen more than one individual sporting shorts over the past few weeks. Now, that is not at all typical for this part of the country in January.

So in case we've gotten a little spoiled thus far this season...in case we mistakenly thought we might just skate right through to an early spring...this week, we've been reminded:

IT'S WINTER!





But, I think winter looks pretty good around here. 
-The Grocer's Wife

Monday, January 16, 2012

MLK...

Washington DC, Fall 2011

"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.'"
                             Martin Luther King, Jr.

That's my very favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. quote of all time.  
-The Grocer's Wife 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Love is in the air...


The Christmas goodies may have dwindled down to a few broken candy canes, but never fear at the market there are always new holiday sweets on the horizon. 

Valentine treats are HERE!!! Click NEW ITEMS to see them in all their yummy glory! 

BTW, is it just me or when you hear the phrase "love is in the air," do you hear John Paul Young singing in your head, too? 

Just curious.
-The Grocer's Wife

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Winter sunset...

Wednesday evening on The Palouse

"The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire." 
                                                         --Pamela Hansford Johnson


Sunsets on The Palouse are magic. Sometimes they look like the one I caught last night: vivid, full of energy and movement; other times, they look like THIS: placid and hushed. Amid endless skies, the setting sun floods the rolling farmland's nooks and crannies and gives the northern lights a run for their money. 

Definitely a show worth catching.
-The Grocer's Wife

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The blog turns '1' !


It all started HERE one year ago!

So, today we're CELEBRATING:
  • 124 posts (counting this one)
  • Over 11,000 pageviews (blog-talk for folks clicking on this page or the tabs--such as 'Palouse Photography'--at the top of the page)
  • Visitors to the blog from nine countries (as well as the good ol' USA)
  • All of the wonderful folks from Palouse and far from Palouse who have visited the blog, continue to visit the blog, and whose generous encouragement makes the year ahead look even brighter! 
HAPPY NEW YEAR and THANKS to all of you!
-The Grocer's Wife