Montana
 
Reply Tue 31 Jul, 2007 10:30 pm
Any of you ever been to the Bulk Barn?

Went for the first time today and I fell in love with the place. They have all kinds of ingredients that I cauldn't, for the life of me, find anywhere else.
There was also this very handsome young man who kept looking my way, so that place is a keeper for sure :-D
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Mame
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jul, 2007 11:12 pm
Yep, they had one in Calgary and one in London that I went to... no good-looking men, though Sad Just a bunch of overworked, middle-aged women - felt right at home, I did.
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 1 Aug, 2007 01:22 pm
Laughing Yeah, I would feel right at home with that bunch, as well.

The cute guy was a pleasant surprise and made me feel quite at home :-D

Think I might have forgotten a few things I may need to go back for sometime soon. Most likely on a Tuesday ;-)
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 1 Aug, 2007 01:55 pm
Yeah, now you're thinking, Montana... didn't you need raisins for some cookies? I seem to remember you saying you were out.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 1 Aug, 2007 02:00 pm
Best source for white popping corn.

Darford dog treats.

Love the Bulk Barn.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Wed 1 Aug, 2007 02:10 pm
He was just trying to figure out if that was just you or if you were stuffing bulk gummi bears in your pants.
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 1 Aug, 2007 02:39 pm
I didn't buy any candy at all and was very proud of myself for that :-D

Don't think rice, flour, coffee beans, nuts, cat food or any of the other stuff I got would have stayed in my pants Laughing
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 1 Aug, 2007 03:45 pm
Re: The Bulk Barn.
Montana wrote:

There was also this very handsome young man who kept looking my way, so that place is a keeper for sure :-D


funny, i wasn't at the bulk barn today



but seriously, love the bulk barn, especially all the different types of trail mix like stuff
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Wed 1 Aug, 2007 08:21 pm
Yep. The bulk barn is cool fer sure. Good looking women are a bonus.
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 1 Aug, 2007 09:10 pm
Re: The Bulk Barn.
djjd62 wrote:
Montana wrote:

There was also this very handsome young man who kept looking my way, so that place is a keeper for sure :-D


funny, i wasn't at the bulk barn today


Are you sure? ;-)


djjd62 wrote:

but seriously, love the bulk barn, especially all the different types of trail mix like stuff


Yeah, I spotted those awesome looking trail mixes and I'll be dipping in those eventually :-D
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 1 Aug, 2007 09:13 pm
Intrepid wrote:
Yep. The bulk barn is cool fer sure. Good looking women are a bonus.


There were plenty of them where I was ;-)


I've been sampling some stuff like the nuts and dried fruit and they're nice and fresh, just the way I like em.

Yup, my kinda place :-D
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2007 05:29 am
Is this a place where they sell everything in big platic bags? If so, back home, we have hundreds of these Amish "supermarkets" which are run for and by Amish (they let the English in , no problems).
So I go there to buy oatmeal and sugared ginger. and stuff that I cannot figure out what to do with. I bought some AMaranth meal. There was a sign that said this was a good cereal and tasted like baked grain. (never having had baked grain I bought some) When we left, we left instructions to mix one cup of this stuff into our doggies meals every third day. They apparently love its toasted grain flavor.

Anybody know what to do with mullein tea?
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2007 08:15 am
With people getting fatter and fatter, and wearing loose fitting clothes, you wonder how security at these stores can tell if those are just thighs, or if they're stealing roasts?
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Montana
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2007 12:21 pm
farmerman wrote:
Is this a place where they sell everything in big platic bags? If so, back home, we have hundreds of these Amish "supermarkets" which are run for and by Amish (they let the English in , no problems).
So I go there to buy oatmeal and sugared ginger. and stuff that I cannot figure out what to do with. I bought some AMaranth meal. There was a sign that said this was a good cereal and tasted like baked grain. (never having had baked grain I bought some) When we left, we left instructions to mix one cup of this stuff into our doggies meals every third day. They apparently love its toasted grain flavor.

Anybody know what to do with mullein tea?


Don't think it's the same kind of place, but it's the same idea, I think. Most of the ingredients are normal everyday stuff, with tons and tons of candy to pick from. I stay away from those.
Everything is in bins where you scoop it out into bags.

I like the place because there are a lot of ingredients I can't find anywhere else like black strap molasses, wild rice along with other rices I can't find anywhere, powdered buttermilk, organic soy sauce and other sauces, specialty flour, all natural ingredients, etc....

I did grab some indian soup mix, which I haven't tried yet, but it came with instructions, so I think I'll be ok.

Wish I could help you out with the mullein tea, but I'm coffee drinker.
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Montana
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2007 12:23 pm
cjhsa wrote:
With people getting fatter and fatter, and wearing loose fitting clothes, you wonder how security at these stores can tell if those are just thighs, or if they're stealing roasts?


No meat at this store, so it'll have to be roasted nuts Laughing
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2007 12:37 pm
farmerman wrote:
Anybody know what to do with mullein tea?


From this website: http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Plants.Folder/Mullein.html

People use the tea as a beverage, but it's best known as one of the safest, most effective herbal cough remedies. Mullein is an expectorant, and a tonic for the lungs, mucus membranes, and glands. An infusion is good for colds, emphysema, asthma, hay fever, and whooping cough. Strain the infusion through a cloth, or the hairs may get stuck in your throat and make you cough even more. Laboratory tests have shown that it's anti-inflammatory, with antibiotic activity, and that it inhibits the tuberculosis bacillus. The Indians smoked dried mullein and coltsfoot cigarettes for asthma and bronchitis, and indications are that it's effective: I've observed it working for bronchitis.

The tea is also an astringent and demulcent. It's good for diarrhea, and it's been used in compresses for hemorrhoids since it was recommended by Dioscorides centuries ago. It's also supposed to help other herbs get absorbed through the skin. Pliny of ancient Rome, Gerard in sixteenth century England, the Delaware Indians, and country folk in the South used the heated leaves in poultices for arthritis.
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Montana
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2007 12:42 pm
Oh cool! Thanks TC. Maybe I'll see if I can't find me some of that, since I do have asthma, not bad, but still.

Hey Farmer, that sounds like some good stuff.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2007 12:42 pm
THANKS tai chi. BASICALLY i think that mullein does the same as a cough drop. It grows wild and now I know why they call it "indian Cigars" in Pa.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2007 12:45 pm
The Amish bulk stores sell all sorts of Folk Remedies as well as bulk foods. I always wondered what mullein could do since its basically a roadside weed with thee tall spikes of yellow flowers

Sounds complicated though. Straining the little hairs may prove difficult cause the leaves are like big versions of Dusty Millers.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2007 12:47 pm
Make teabags with cheesecloth and string.

I know you're disappointed you can't smoke it but that doesn't mean your ingenuity has to suffer. Wink
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