Tag Archives: supermarkets

Ready for Twenty Figteen

  When the sales clerk at Dollywood finished wrapping my purchase, it looked like a burrito or sub sandwich. In fact, it was a jar of Fig Spread. My wife spotted the product as I was reading the ingredients on … Continue reading

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Bran Recognition

A simple question turned into an unexpected and delightful conversation. On Saturday morning, I did a remote broadcast on WNOX from the Publix Super Market in Turkey Creek. We had a steady stream of listeners who had heard the broadcast on … Continue reading

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Kadota Fanning

The figs on my tree are coming along nicely but they are not yet ripe. I was in the mood for my favorite fruit over the weekend and I knew I would be in the right place for them. Any … Continue reading

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Ahoy Matey!

 The name of the grocery store gave us a chuckle. In Tennessee, McKay is the name of a well-known used book store. In Southern Maryland, McKay’s is a supermarket chain. My family spent a few days on vacation in Maryland last week. … Continue reading

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#Selfig

A text message last week from my son asked, “want me to get you any?” He also sent this photo of figs in the supermarket near his apartment. I wrote back that he should wait until we were in town, … Continue reading

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Patrick Stew Art

During a trip to the supermarket a few weeks ago, I realized it is almost impossible to find St. Patrick’s Day candy. There are a few items you could order online, such as green M&Ms or shamrock-shaped milk chocolates. This afternoon … Continue reading

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Shamrock Sham

The endcap display of Valentine candy positioned next to the shelves of Easter candy made me wonder. Where do they keep the St. Patrick’s Day candy? I didn’t really expect to find any St. Patrick’s Day candy in the supermarket, but … Continue reading

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Trader Jokes

A radio commercial for Trader Joe’s caused me to do a double take and then to laugh heartily. I  heard the ad on WTOP.com the other morning. The announcer was suggesting a Valentine’s Day gift for a casual acquaintance. The … Continue reading

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Dried and True

For the longest time, the names of all my favorite fruits started with the letter P. I still love pomegranates, pineapples and peaches, however the first time I tasted a fresh fig, I had a new number one favorite fruit. … Continue reading

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Rewarding Behavior

It’s surprising how many of my friends love Starbucks yet don’t know about the Starbucks Rewards program. They get downright starry eyed when I show them my Gold Card and tell them my strategy for loading it. Many local supermarkets offer … Continue reading

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Brown Turkey Creek

A friend in Nashville sent me an email with the subject line, “Gigs!” At first I thought she knew of an opportunity for me to do stand-up or improv in the Music City. It was neither. The text of the … Continue reading

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Express Yours, Elf

A big part of the allure of Girl Scout Cookies, other than their great taste, is their limited availability. It’s hard to resist buying a box of your favorites, even if they are always sold during Lent. Over the years … Continue reading

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My Butter’s Keeper

Apparently the Easter Bunny is happy that Trader Joe’s opened a store in Knoxville. My wife and I each got TJ treats in our shared Easter basket. My wife received Almond Bark Thins and Rosemary Marcona Almonds. I was happy to … Continue reading

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Blondie Moment

Kim, the manager of the floral department, was very helpful during my remote broadcast from Food City in Bearden. As I was getting ready to leave, I mentioned that I often see her floral arrangements on TV. Chef Walter features … Continue reading

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