I went to Costco today and came home with the weight of my eldest in flour.
I needed white flour, but I use other types as well. In fact, we prefer our breads to have a mixture of whole wheat and white flour, and I've been baking other things with whole wheat as well. I'd better start doing more of it. I just can't go into Costco without buying other things and Rosa had told me about this whole wheat flour that I wanted to try.
Here are some interesting (to me) observations about these flours:
- They are fairly local. I still think of southern Alberta as home sometimes.
- That in itself is interesting. I'll never live there again, and I've lived here for more years that I ever lived there.
- The packaging is almost 30 years old!
- I was almost the same age as my firstborn when they printed this packaging. Did they just discover a pallet of it in the back of their warehouse?
- I'm supporting the recycling efforts of the Ellison Milling Company by purchasing this bag.
- Why is it more difficult to carry 44 pounds of flour than 44 pounds of little girl?
- My other flours are much more expensive and both come out of province.
- When I buy fruit, I consider BC local (as opposed to Washington), but in flour I would prefer it to be milled in the same province that grows it.
- Our favourite bread flour is the most expensive stuff and comes from Ontario. I need to wean ourselves off of it.
That's it, that's all. That's all the thoughts I have in my head. I'm tired from hefting all that flour into the house. I need to rest now.
If I were the Pioneer Woman I would already have comments made to this post.