Friday, September 16, 2011

book tour souveniers



Being fresh out of ideas for this last post of the week I quickly scrolled through my photo library and saw that I had taken a series of bread in bag photos a few weeks ago.

As far as souvenirs go ..
I bought myself a little "big apple" charm for my bracelet in New York City back in August. . .
but the souvenir that makes me smile most often is this box of All Purpose Plastic Bags.

I don't know if you have noticed this too. .
but it seems harder and harder to find a regular old plastic bag without a zip top.
Whoever designed zip top bags gave no consideration to bread bakers.

I found these no nonsense "8 pound" sized bags at a small little Mennonite Community general store that carried most anything a household would "need".  While Anneliese found some treasures of her own. .which I won't mention in case she wants to share that herself ..
I poured over the various sizes of plastic bags..  ..
all without zips.

I bought two boxes which I expect will last me quite some time.
If I ever run out though. .
I'll send our friend Kathy who manages the Canadian Herald Press Warehouse. .
back to the general store to pick me up a few more boxes.
If there is someone who knows how to send a package. .it's her.

all for now. .

13 comments:

  1. we have bought those, but the super large size for freezing large roasting chickens and turkeys, also from a mennonite general store, we've never found them anywhere else :)

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  2. This makes me smile! I live in an old-fashioned community where there is still a lot of bakers. Our general store, Coopers, carries those no-nonsense bags as well as a great supply of baking goods at a great price.

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  3. Lovella, I've brought home some souvenirs like that too. It's funny, what catches our attention. I remember a holiday in Denmark and bringing home cloth tea strainers, because they hadn't appeared over here yet.

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  4. Great take-home souvenir! I have a roll of no-nonsense plastic bags in my pantry that I picked up at the wholesalers...just for that purpose (breads and buns and other baking).

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  5. Isn't that the truth..ziploc manufacturers didn't think of the bread bakers! I find these plastic bags at our local grocery store.

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  6. What a great find....and purchase. I have often been so frustrated trying to find the right bag for my bread.

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  7. Glad you found the perfect bag for your homemade bread! The bread looks fabulous.

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  8. I had no idea those kind of bags existed! And by the way, I love the middle pic in your header...praising God at ocean's shore! Luuuuuuuv it! You are an ocean soul!

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  9. I loved that store too. An old country store with what I would call "general merchandise" and lots of treasures. It's where I found the lovely bonnets I bought for my baby granddaughter.

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  10. Isn't it funny how we women who 'home keep' and bake bread and....get thrilled over things like this?

    I always complain that my bread doesn't fit in the gallon zip top bags....I'll have to check out my local Amish and Mennonite stores!

    Have a great weekend!

    Deanna

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  11. I have never even considered that fact...no closing plastic bags. We have a Mennonite store about a half hour away...perhaps they have some. It's the perfect way to give gifts of bread.

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  12. This post made me chuckle to myself. We realy are a practical bunch, aren't we? Me, excited about canning lids with rubber insides and you with your plastic bags. That bread looks mighty good too!

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  13. Real close to home...HY Louii....and then you could stop by and share some fresh bread!

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