Hi. My name's Nils ... and I'm a parcel addict. I admit that I just really love receiving packages in the mail. This recent spate of Dunny purchases has given me a steady stream of packages in my mailbox, and since different sellers mail at different speeds, I never know which one I'm getting. Now that I've reduced my eBay activities, I'm starting to go through withdrawal. When I open the mailbox and there's no package, I feel this great letdown. I still have 3 Dunnies yet to be delivered though. I can quit whenever I want!
One nice little package I did pick up today was a bag of ground mustard. I'm going to make sweet and sour mustard to go with the ham I picked up for Easter. This mustard is the bomb-diggity when it comes to ham, but it requires a third cup of ground mustard, which is a lot to buy in those dinky containers at the store. I didn't want to make the special trip to Whole Foods to see if they had bulk ground mustard. So instead, I walked across the pedestrian bridge from work to the Savory Spice Shop near Paris on the Platte. I had noticed the shop before when walking by. Its aromas turn my head whenever I pass. I figured it would be an expensive spice boutique, but it would have the bulk ground mustard I needed. Much to my surprise, the mustard there was considerably cheaper than in the typical grocery store and they have an awesome selection and helpful staff. About a half cup (2 oz.) of ground mustard ran me a mere $1.25. They even have ground anise, which I can tell you from experience is difficult to procure. Oh, and their real cinnamon smelled amazing. Most cinnamon you buy in stores isn't cinnamon at all, but rather ground cassia. This stuff is different and I really should have bought some, but I hadn't realized how cheap it would be. This may be the start of a whole new addiction.