Yesterday I wanted to shop some groceries and ended up hunting for an original pesto. The bitter truth is, 95% of all pesto sold in super markets is made with sunseed oil. Even at the Gourmet Supermarket, the most expensive pesto is made with sunseed oil instead of olive oil extra vergine.
At the same time I tried to buy canned chick peas, precooked. No chance! Ethnic food is something you find in any supermarket in the inner districts. But not so in the conservative, bourgoise suburbs of Vienna. At this point I entered the stage of talking to myself when leaving the supermarkets with empty hands.
In the end everything turned out fine, at the 4th supermarket I finally got my hands on some original stuff and cleared the shelf. You never know ...
... and I also found a can with chick-peas and paid an enourmous price. The next time I might probably soak them for 12 hours and cook them by myself. But yesterday there was no time left for soaking, because I wanted to enjoy a Hummus sandwich the same afternoon.
It is perfect, because it comes with only 10.5% alc. And you get it for 4,99 EUR. And the taste is exactly what you wish for when sitting on the balcony on a mild summer evening. Lets hope we won't need to keep the wine until next year, due to cold weather, because this wine is meant to be consumed while still young and fresh.
I guess once I've decided to buy your LV purse not in Venice on the street but in the boutique at Kohlmarkt, there is no way back and I live the life of a consumer who always needs to end up with the real stuff. Until yesterday I had no clue a vinho verde-seal even existed.
From my opinion it is worth checking labels on the back. Other people read the back of books, I read the back of groceries. And guess what: none of my friends had a clue those "exclusive" pesto where not exclusive at all.
This Thursday I have my appointment at the hairdresser. After 3 months without trimming I am ready for a cut, probably more than just for maintenance. Since I pay for it, I want people to recognize the difference and I want to feel different afterwards. :-)
EDIT:I just took a second look at the photos and see that they are quite dark and express an almost apocalyptic mood. The mood catches the weather - grey sky and little light throughout the day, no matter what time of the day it is. The meteorologist just published last month statistics and managed to find a positive aspect: The situation at Austria's glaciers eased since it snowed in the mountains. The glaciers melt during the summer-months and tourist organisations even cover the glaciers in ski-regions, to conserve the delicate ice/snow blanket.