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Artfully: Day 20

We went shopping today. This place is very special to me, it’s where the First Reader took me on our first date. I was smitten with it – and him, right away. I think you’ll see why I’m so fond of it!

I was trying to shoot with just the 55mm setting on the lens, but gave in and just had fun with it because even though parts of the store were crowded, the places I was hitting  – Thai, Indian, the further out parts – were relatively quiet, and I hadn’t ever taken a camera in my favorite store before!

This is, if you want to visit, Jungle Jim’s, near Cincinnati, Ohio. Worth a trip!

Wierd soda
Look at the flavors, folks…

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Bugging out!
Bugging out!
From Ostrich to quail, eggs!
From Ostrich to quail, eggs!

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Exotic vegetables
Exotic vegetables

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Exotic fruits
Exotic fruits
kumquats and dragonfruit, I think
kumquats and dragonfruit, I think
Greens, greens, greens...
Greens, greens, greens…
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The conventional produce section…
Persimmons!
Persimmons!
Cute Cheese
Cute Cheese

0 thoughts on “Artfully: Day 20

  1. Oh, my … reminds me on a smaller scale of our favorite Indian grocery … Indian Indian, not American Indian. (Hindu, I assume from the posters for Diwali celebrations, and the fact that they do vend liquor.) It’s cunningly disguised as a gas station off of the city circular road, but inside … oh, my. We buy our tea there, and Middle-eastern style yoghurt, on the recommendation of the management, who do us the honor of remembering us from our regular visits ever month or six weeks or so. Quite often, they have homemade lunch plates for sale around noon. It amuses me no end, this lovely exotic-food grocery, hidden behind a gas station. I am certain that one day, I will walk in, and they will have a full restaurant and dinner-theater at the back.

    1. I’ve found a few lovely little examples like that. There’s one I’ll have to take the camera into soon… We have discovered that if you look, you can find the most interesting things even in this most Midwest of states.

  2. I can see why you fell in love with that place! It would be neat to have something like that here — I did, however, manage to find pretty much everything needed for those recipes we plan to try while you are here!

  3. The odd sodas in the first pic reminded me of a rare fan-promoted soda called “Tentacle Grape” which got a few SJW feministas into a lather.

    The rest reminds me of something a pundit once said about how humans basically eat EVERYTHING, although most of that stuff I wouldn’t know what to do with.

    1. Some of it I wouldn’t know what to do with, and they do sell one of the rare foods I took a look at (on Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods) and said NOPE!! that is, Balut.

      But the wonderful thing is, I have the internet, so I can always look up a recipe for the odd things I find there. Heck, one day they even had Durian! (No, I did not buy it).

      1. Occasionally I go to Uwajimaya (a huge Asian supermarket in Seattle) and play “Asian Snack Food Roulette”. I’ve only had the gun go off once, and those were Durian-flavored sugar wafers. They were so foul I threw them off the back deck, but even the squirrels wouldn’t eat them.

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