Trader Joe’s (Jacques) Lucques Olives

Trader Meal

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DSCF2558ONCE AGAIN WE ARE TOO tired to write this week’s installment of ALB.  Procrastination is the order of the afternoon.  With a little nibble, as it turns out.

Water into the Nuke-u-lator for a cup of Trader Joe’s Mint Tea.  Within  three minutes, my Tuscan Pane is toasted and cut.  A bowl has been filled with olives (two kinds), cheese,  and baby carrots.  So far, everything is from Trader.

A few imported pepperoncini for luck.  Jars back in the fridge.  I’m seated, images uploaded, and typing before the 3 minute timer goes off.  Ding!  Tea’s done!

Fantastic!  Trader Joe’s has again saved me from malnutrition!  Did not even need the Trader apples and pickles!  Will I be hungry after this “meal”? Maybe a little.  Well, not really.  80% full.  A glass of water makes it complete. DSCF2559


Lucques Olives • Trader Jacques

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LucquesOlivesJarOFTEN CRITICIZED FOR MY EATING habits,  the unhealthiness evidently extends to regular meals of bread, olives, peppers, cheese, and pickles.  A perfect meal before long bike rides or a day in the trenches.  Keeps me innards happy and me tummy flat.

Jarred olives with the pit seems to be the best value.  A couple bucks keeps me in pits for a week.  Sometimes I’ll spring for a better olive, sometimes not.  A recent trip to the grocer found $2 shelves bare, but there resided on a $4 shelf an olive unfamiliar to me.

Bought once, then again and again.  The rest is history.  Among my choices are now always to be found a Trader Joe’s import, Lucques Olives.  Tasty, firm, nutty.  And call me nuts, but I find they have a nuance of chocolate.  Pairs nicely with more olives, peppers, cheese, bread (sourdough), and a pouring of cold water in a clean clear glass.

We’ve come a long way from Hunter-Gather.  I still consume standing up, when I’m hungry, small meals.  Back to my Neanderthal roots, when a handful of olives made every meal a happy occasion.