Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time

Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Who Needs A Pound of Dried Mint?

Why am I pondering this you ask? Well, for the second day in a row, D. has provided some blog fodder. It started last night when she kindly offered to pick up any herbs or spices I might need because she was going to be near a shop that sells them in bulk. It is called Kalustyan's. I have never been there myself but it certainly does sound wonderful and I may need to check it out soon.

I asked her to find some dried mint and cayenne pepper. This morning I forgot about the request and went about my business as usual. I burst out laughing when I received the following voicemail message from D. "I am in Kalustyan's and they have a one pound bag of mint for $14.99. Should I buy that for you? Maybe I will see if they have something smaller."

What, pray tell, did she think I was going to do with all of that mint? It would surely take a long time to use it all. Hmmmm. Well, I suppose Izzy is quite fond of mint tea.

nb:She found a smaller bag of dried mint.

1 comment:

Cate said...

I love Kalustyan's - wonderful prices on spices, and I love the smell when you open the door to first walk in.