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Happy New Year!!! (Lots of Food Pics)

January 3, 2007

I moved my blog. This post can now be found at

  1. January 3, 2007 3:28 pm

    I wish I lived near that store! I love baby potatoes and they are so expensive at our grocery! The curry looks yummy as always!

  2. January 3, 2007 3:50 pm

    good-looking food! you’ll have to let us know if you do better selling at half-priced books than I have. i know I don’t have the best music taste, but they offered me 63 cents/CD so I ended up selling half in a garage sale and got more than what they would have given me for all!

  3. January 3, 2007 4:52 pm

    Emmy —

    Great post! 🙂 I’m glad to see you’re enjoying Chicago so much. GREAT SCORE on those groceries! I love it when people take pictures of their groceries! Oh yeah, and that tempeh looks great!

    Half Priced Books is originally from Texas, and I’ve loved it my entire life. Unfortunately, Bozeman has no Half Priced, so I’ve actually gone to TWO while we’ve been here on vacation! I’m bringing back an entire carry-on full of the books I’ve scored. I just picked up an old version of Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons today. 🙂 Don’t forget to check out their VCR tapes if your have a VCR. They’re usually like $1.


  4. January 3, 2007 5:58 pm

    Hi Emmy,

    Vivacious directed me your way… I just posted on my blog that I’m looking for recommendations for veg dining/shopping in the Detroit area – Southfield (1500 Town Centre) and also near the COBO conference centre. I have a sister that is going there for a week with her family this Sat, and is looking for info on vegan/veg cafes/restaurants and stores. Vivavious mentioned you posted about some spots a while ago, but I didn’t find anything in a search on your blog. If you have a moment, can you give me any suggestions??!
    Dreena 🙂

  5. January 3, 2007 6:51 pm

    All that produce, wow!! It looks amazing for this time of year. All that food looks great and the books too! Sounds like you are settling in well.

  6. January 3, 2007 8:18 pm

    Hi Emmy!
    I love this post, especially your produce find- score! Your produce shop reminds me of the kind of places I used to go to in California, but haven’t really found here in NY. Everything you bought looks so good, especially the blackberries and lemongrass!
    Vegan baklava- drooooooool. Once again, I’m very jealous. Andrea is so nice to send you a little taste of home. Everything else looks good- I have some tempeh that I need to cook, and I’m thinking of doing something like what you did.
    I’m glad you’re finding some hidden gems in Chicago.

  7. January 3, 2007 9:43 pm

    I’m glad you’re adjusting to Chicago. The store you found looks like a keeper.

    I envy your book haul. The bookstores here leave a little to be desired so I’m going through bookwithdrawal. It’ll be fun to see what you make from the cookbooks.

    I bought my mom the chia herb garden for Christmas. I thought it was pretty cool. I hope it works.

    Happy new year!

  8. January 4, 2007 10:57 am

    wow! you got some awesome deals… I wish we had a store like that..

  9. January 4, 2007 11:23 am

    im green of envy, Lol so much food and books for so cheap!

    you really now how to strech the money there!

    i love your food too!

  10. January 4, 2007 12:25 pm

    mmm, baklava! and happy new year. i can’t believe you got all that for so cheap.

  11. January 4, 2007 3:27 pm

    I’m glad to hear that you’re adjusting to Chicagoland. I sure wish I could avoid shopping at Whole Foods (without a car, I’m kind of stuck though) – the one in my area doesn’t even have a good produce section, so it’s overpriced PLUS it has a poor selection. All that to say – I’m jealous of your produce haul!

    And vegan baklava! Whoa that sounds amazing.

  12. January 4, 2007 6:35 pm

    Hi, Emmy! I’m so glad you found and like Half Price Books! They’ve been in Austin many years and my entire family frequents them often. Chase can even get textbooks there!

    The Whole Foods alternative sure is a great find. I think since we have the landmark store here, no one dares to compete. Thank goodness for farmers market.

    I love anything coconut curry. Your dish looks terrific!

  13. Aurora's Mom permalink
    January 5, 2007 12:02 pm

    Hi Emmy:

    Happy New Year to you & Rob….great pics.

    We have a couple of Half-Price book outlets here in Canada. I wonder if it’s the same co. That’s where I got my Stitch’N’Bitch book for $10. (you’d think I’d won the lottery or something when I found it… I was so excited ;o)

    So glad you’re posting again!

  14. January 5, 2007 8:32 pm

    Wow! You’ve been busy! Love all those books you found at your new favourite retail location.

    Vegan Baklava! Now I am seriously impressed!

  15. January 6, 2007 10:23 am

    Looks like you’re really getting off on a good start. Congrats on the new grocery find. You got some great deals. I think I need to search harder to find a place like that here.

    What a kind friend! Vegan baklava – WOWWWWEEEE!!!

    I just looked up that bookstore and they don’t have one in my town. 😦 Oh well.

  16. January 7, 2007 3:03 pm

    cha, cha chia!!

  17. cja permalink
    January 8, 2007 11:06 am

    Everything looks so good! I love that bookstore, too. We used to have a few in Indiana and I would raid the cookbook section every couple months (in fact, if I visit there ever, I should remember to check it out).

    I have that North African cookbook, too, so maybe I’ll try those potatoes soon!

    Great post!

  18. January 9, 2007 1:10 am

    hi emmy! mmmm, i’d love to try the tempeh coconut curry – it looks so tasty! and how fun to have an herb garden – be sure to take photos of the plants & the foods they season.

  19. andrea permalink
    February 5, 2007 10:35 pm

    Glad you liked the baklava, and will gladly send more your way 🙂

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