Over the last 9 months or so, something I have been experimenting with has been making Mead. I have done a couple of batches with varying success on quality and like with my chilli plants it's still very much a learning process.
We are living in trying times, and for some it can be really scary. Families are often faced with making a decision between putting food on the table or purchasing medication or enough fuel to make it to work. To add insult to an already injured budget, families that have budgets that have long included the school system feeding each child two meals a day, five days per week, can no longer claim that security. Companies are laying off their employees or are closing all together, leaving many without jobs and uncertain futures.
If anyone is a snack queen it is me. I know it is bad but you can truly find me snacking, especially during this quarantine at all hours of the day, I mean it, literally 24/7! For those of you who are just like me, you probably know how bad it is to snack all the time! Especially if the snacks you are eating are very bad, you can gain weight, break out in pimples and more, but there is an alternative, and that is what I am here to give you now. You know those one of a kind snacks you can only get at one place that are your favorite? That place for me is Trader Joe’s. Walking in there is like walking into Disneyland for me, and I couldn’t help but find myself buying the same yummy addicting yet a little more healthy (or so I like to make myself believe) snacks over and over again once or twice a week. The staff there are so nice, they give out samples of anything you want, and they are always clean. The lines usually move quickly and I literally am always smiling when shopping there. While all the food there is super yummy, what has attracted me most have been the snacks that they sell there. They are all delicious and healthier than most snacks and honestly when I eat them I genuinely feel better than when I eat other snacks. Being there so often has had my friends and family wondering what is there that I love so much and they’ve asked me to share those things and reasons with them multiple times so I figured why not share them with you too?