1. Yerba mate. I was first introduced to it on my trip to Argentina and now I drink it everyday. I drink it in the morning instead of coffee and in the afternoon for a pick me up. I love it hot out of a mate gourd but I also drink it cold. There are several companies that sell iced mate but I like it unsweet and that is not always an option. I have also bought some mate tea bags but I don't get the same pick me up effect as I do from the gourd.
2. Whole vanilla beans from the bulk department. For those of you who have tried to buy whole vanilla beans in the store, you know how darn expensive they are. I have scoured the markets for beans I can buy in bulk. The store closest to me sells them for about $1.29 ea when they have them in stock. (I am commenting in the suggestion box every time I am there now to get more vanilla beans.) Other places have them for$2.50 each and even $7 a pop at Fred Meyer...woaa. Unfortuantely my ice cream concotions have suffered due to the heavy price of vanilla beans but my latest coffee ice cream was out of this world. There will never be a shortage of bulk whole coffee beans...(Thanks for ice cream book Kim!)
3. My other favorite thing right now is the new printers and printing system at Costco. They can even print 12x12!! The colors have been coming out really nice and at $.17 its not a bad deal. Kudos to Costco! (At least the Tigard store).
I'd love to hear what your 3 favorite things are right now. Leave a comment.