Thursday, April 23, 2015

Petite Palmiers at Costco

The Driscoll's strawberries at Costco this week smelled so good that I found myself walking around Costco looking for shortcakes.  

I briefly considered the Walker's shortbread, but decided these Petite Palmiers from Sugar Bowl Bakery might be closer to the traditional round cake for strawberry shortcake. First, the bad news, these are too crispy to work as a base for strawberry shortcake. Second, the good news, the taste works great with berries. 

I served them plain together, but if you have a sweet tooth, or the fruit isn't perfectly ripe, you might want to cut up and sugar the fruit first.

I'm so happy I tried the Palmiers. These big, but light, cookies (110 calories each) are a perfect compliment to fruit - not too sweet.  The package was $6.99 for 2 pounds at my Nashville Costco.  I ended up freezing 2/3 of the cookies to serve with other seasonal fruits. Peaches up next.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Daydream Tulip Bulbs from Costco

I bought these Daydream tulip bulbs from Costco last fall, I think they cost about $15.00 for 50.  Because I'm all about matchy-matchy, I planned the color to go with terra cotta tiles on the roof and pillows on the front rockers.

I was clear that I didn't want yellow, for yellow I would have chosen daffodils, so, if not furious, I was at least mildly put out that the bulbs came up bright yellow. Thinking the yellow bulbs had gotten mistakenly packed in the Daydream tulip bag, I was within hours of returning the bag for my money back, when the yellow tulips began to turn color!  

You can see this phenomenon in the photo. Once again, a Costco product was ahead of me and delivered even more than I expected. The frequency with which this happens is actually kind of embarrassing 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Honey Citron Tea at Costco

This marmalade-type product intrigued me- honey citron tea? And it does make an excellent marmalade, but our favorite use is citron tea. A teaspoon in a small cup or 2 teaspoons in a large mug make a soothing hot drink, great for colds or late nights when a caffeine drink might be too much.

Citron is an Asian fruit, similar to a lemon, but less acidic. First ingredient in the tea  is citron (75%), but no actual "tea" appears in the ingredient list.  

I paid $5.99 for 1kg (2.2 lbs).