We went to Bob's Red Mill the other day. It's pretty nice. I wish it wasn't such a trek out there. They have a sign up by the dining room that says something like "Your kind words are more than enough-- tipping is unnecessary", and while I find that suspect the rest of our time there seemed genuine and heartfelt.
Plus, Bob himself was there having a snack upstairs in the mezzanine. Sam made sure everyone knew about it, too-- "Mom. Look!!! It's OLD RED BOB eating wunch up derr". That's what you get for putting your face on our bag of flour.
They have a very sweet test/class kitchen there as well.
**Bolt is having their semi-annual sale this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All fabric is marked down from 10-50%. They have a good number of Japanese imports these days as well as a whole freaking bin of Liberty that makes me a little ill (in a good way) every time I see it.
**Portland representing: I like Carrie Brownstein's blog, Monitor Mix so much. Ketzel Levine's Gardening Blog is really good, too. She actually lives down the street from us and I wonder if she ever walks by our yard and thinks, "Oh those poor people, making such silly decisions".
We are due a beautiful weekend over here-- hopefully I'll be able to get outside and right some of those silly choices.