Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Down came the rain...

Wednesday in the Palouse City Park 

"Into each life some rain must fall." --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Longfellow was right, but he forgot to add that when it does - Get out there between showers and take some pictures! Rainy days on The Palouse culminate in the most delightful of animated skies, copious clouds, and swaths of shadows. 








It really is too good to pass up. Here's a wish that any rain falling in your life brings some photo ops your way, too.
   
The Grocer's Wife

Buy the Case Sale!!!


It's the annual Western Family case goods sale! 
Stop by the market and fill out your order sheet by April 3. 
Orders will be available for pick up April 7.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cuppa Joe?


In order to get a colossal price ($8.99 each, save $5.00 each) on coffee, The Grocer ordered an entire pallet of Folgers in the BIG CONTAINER! 

Available in the following delectable flavors: Classic Roast, Special Roast, 1/2 Caff, Breakfast Blend, House Blend, Gourmet Supreme, French Roast, and Black Silk - stock up NOW and enjoy alotttta cups of joe!

-The Grocer's Wife

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Palouse greens...

The spring greening of The Palouse is just beginning, so, on this St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd pull together some of my favorite past post pics to give a little glimpse of what's in store just around the corner. Here on The Palouse, we have some of THE prettiest greens around. 
St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.                                                                     --Adrienne Cook












Happy Weekend!
May the luck of the Irish be with you.
-The Grocer's Wife

Thursday, March 8, 2012

You Might Be A Grocer...


  • If you have an unrelenting urge to stock and face shelves (see photo above)...you might be a grocer.
  • If you carry a box-knife instead of a pocket-knife...you might be a grocer.
  • If you do your Christmas shopping at the market 10 minutes before the store closes on Christmas Eve...you might be a grocer.
  • If your dream road-trip includes a stop at EVERY grocery store along the route...you might be a grocer.
  • If you don't follow sports stats but you religiously follow P&L stats...you might be a grocer.
  • If your hobby is working...you might be a grocer.
  • If freight day is your favorite day of the week...you might be a grocer.
  • If you'd rather build a display than go fishing...you might be a grocer.
  • If you know more about your competition than your own family...you might be a grocer.
  • If you subscribe to Supermarket News instead of Sports Illustrated or Field & Stream...you might be a grocer.
  • If your warehouse's buying show is like your family reunion...you might be a grocer.
  • If you know hundreds of obscure grocery item numbers but you don't know your own cell phone number...you might be a grocer.
  • If you can't fix a car but you can fix a cash register, a pricing gun, and a floor scrubber...you might be a grocer.
  • If you're on the refrigeration repair guy's Christmas card list...you might be a grocer.
  • And, last but not least, If you do it because you honest-to-goodness love it...you might be a grocer (and a good one, at that).
(Written with a little tongue-in-cheek help from my favorite grocer ;)
-The Grocer's Wife

Sunday, March 4, 2012

You never know what you're gonna get...


Remember the words of wisdom from Forrest Gump's momma: 
Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get.
Well, that pretty much sums up March on The Palouse. 

Weather is altogether unpredictable this time of year. Not just by the day, sometimes hour-to-hour and even minute-to-minute. Like a teenage girl trying to decide what to wear, all bets are off until she steps outside. And, even then, she could bolt back in and change.

Last Saturday, we had snow with near-whiteout conditions, road closures, and multi-car pileups. Today (Sunday) we broke 50 degrees! 

I hadn't been to the Arb (University of Idaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden) since fall and with no guarantee that a blizzard won't roll in tomorrow, I high-tailed it there as fast as I could.  

Here's a little of what I found: 















I love the Arb.

I love Forrest Gump.

And, when it comes to chocolate...I love it ALL.



Hope March is shaping up wherever you call home.

-The Grocer's Wife