Anne, MJ, and I spent a couple hours shopping the aisles, which were filled with specialty baking supplies and grains like coconut flour, spelt, and turbinado sugar, which can be harder to find in regular grocery stores. Anne likes to use the turbinado sugar to roll cookies in or to top muffins with. She is a fabulous baker and cook, who has won many a blue ribbon with her culinary creations at the Iowa State Fair. MJ also enjoys cooking and bought a bunch of the spelt.
Here is their spice section with just about any color of sanding sugar you could imagine, including my favorite pink!
I was also amazed by their selection of baking chips and am sure I'll be heading back for more of those.
While searching for the pasta aisle to see if they had any of the kind I like to use in my romaine lettuce salad, I spotted these bags of homemade egg noodles, including a spinach version.
Had to get a container of candy to satisfy my hubby's sweet tooth. That wasn't hard to find among their huge selection of candies ranging from pink grapefruit gummy bears to yogurt-covered raisins.
I saw lots of items that I have never seen before--like these mustard eggs. Don't think I'm adventurous enough to try that one.
We were delighted to find seeds from Seed Savers Exchange, located right here in Iowa. It brought back memories of writing an article on saving seeds many years ago when I interviewed the owner of SSE.
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