non crafty weekend

Once again I accomplished no sewing. How can that be? Saturday Melissa and I headed north. Our original intention was to go to the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington, but we ended up going to IKEA instead. I got some much needed cheap furniture. Afterwards we went to the Great Wall Asian Mall. This was one of the stores there:

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Munchies Paradise! They had bins of interesting “candies” such as salted plums, dried jackfruit, and foam strawberries. Unfortunately, that was the only photo I took.
Speaking of munchies paradise, here are a few items that recently have made their way into our house:
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Chocolates from the German deli (including the new creme de cacao flavor of Ritter Sport bar) plus multi grain & seed corn chips from Bob’s Red Mill (and yes, that is a 2 pound 8 oz bag). I need to slow the flow, though–the other day Peter informed me that my pants looked tight.

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10 Responses to non crafty weekend

  1. Jenn says:

    We have Aji Ichiban here also. I love the pickled, candied ginger they have. Yum!

  2. kathy says:

    Not nice, Peter!
    Hey Mariko, I wanted to dash off a thank you for the makeup questions/answers! I went to Sephora last week and picked up my Bare Minerals starter kit-all because it was recommended so highly by your readers. I just love it! I feel so good going out and not worrying about my little red spots showing, and yet not looking like I have lots of makeup on. And it doesn’t take any time at all to apply-way cool:)

  3. freecia says:

    There’s one in Cupertino, CA, too. Don’t just go for the semi-natural foods- my boyfriend the sugar fiend loves their hard core sugar candies.

  4. Nadine says:

    im in love with ritter chocolate!

  5. erica says:

    I LOVE Aji Ichiban!!!!!!!!!!! Actually, I have been excited to go shopping there for one of the candyswaps : )

  6. K. Anne says:

    I have Ritter envy! I can only find 3 flavors locally. Now I am a bad influence as I have hooked my mother on the Ritter Sport Rum Raisin & Hazelnut. Can you go to jail for pimpin’ the Ritter?

  7. amy says:

    ohh dark chocolate marzipan ritter is amazing. i haven’t tried the two flavors you show but both look yummy. and in case anyone is interested, cost plus carries a variety of the ritter bars. i think they are a national chain?
    can’t wait for the first candy swap, this has got me itching to go candy shopping, yeah!

  8. AmyB says:

    I was led to Munchies Paradise in SF Chinatown – what a find! Next time, I’ll read the candy labels better – I thought I was buying spiced dried plum candy but ended up with Mexican hard candies readily available on my side of the bay. 🙁
    Hey, mariko, my kids love my new candy hobby. We are “trying out” new candies from IKEA. The marshmallow cars are not a big hit. But it’s fun to try!

  9. jeanne says:

    I love the Great Wall! I stumbled over it completely by accident one day, and oh boy, did I go shopping! I’d really been missing my easy access to Japanese and Chinese groceries when I lived in Los Angeles. Plus, yummy Japanese grilled salmon lunch – with pickles! I would have purred if I’d had the equipment…

  10. Julie says:

    Those Ritter Sport bars are great. I had the one with chocolate creme over a cookie layer – maybe the ‘basic’ Ritter bar? Yum.

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