Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Why do They Label Bay Leaves as "Whole" Leaves, When That's the Only Way They Sell Them?

The big news of the day by far is that I remembered to buy some bay leaves while I was at the grocery store. Finally. Just kept forgeting to buy the bay leaves for weeks already, for reasons that escape me. And you know what....I even found second bottle of bay leaves stashed inside a paper bag of groceries that I hadn't bothered to unpack when I tossed the bag into the pantry. That was last week? The week before last week? Dunno. In the present tense, I honestly haven't the slightest recollection that I ever purchased the previous bottle of bay leaves, but I must have.

4 comments:

Rowena... said...

Because in the english-speaking world, they just love lots of words on their labeling. And that their mediterranean, why does that have to be there? You gonna expect me to believe that those whole leaves originated from my neck of the woods? I know one of my island aunties has a tree in her yard...I'll put in a good word for you.

RONW said...

Rowena- I never know dat....that they had bay trees in the islands.

"Mediterranean," is a town somewheres in the US.

Anonymous said...

Yup, we have a huge Turkish bay leaf tree in our yard in Aiea. Bought it from Star Market about 15 years ago.

Lisa

RONW said...

Lisa- I can only imagine all the fragrance on a wet weather day.