Strolling the aisles of TJ Maxx early in the morning can be amusing. When there are no crowds jostling for most excellent deals, you realize there are so many small items just begging for a second look.
Recently, I snagged a cool bottle of Simple Syrup (you never know when you will need to shake up a quick cocktail), and just stood staring at other interesting bottles.
Alas, I spotted jars of Lingonberry Preserves, by Hafi.
Although tempted, I resisted tossing them into the cart alongside the SS.
Still, I pondered, what are lingonberries?
Once home, I HAD to know more. Perhaps it goes back to my days watching my mother make jelly or my father and I making wine from mustang grapes.
Either way, I soon discovered the small red berries grow wild, in the wooded areas of Scandinavian, and have a similar flavor to cranberries. It can be both sweet and tart.
Strawberry, I'm sticking, but I will continue to peruse the TJM aisles for fascinating (to me) items.
Spring Break is lingering around these parts, and I did witness some drama on Sunday.
Floating down the IntraCoastal, a group of underage earthlings aboard a small boat were shouting and shoving each other. You know, good times!
Soon, a few flew overboard, the water police arrived and there you have it.
Spring Break gone wrong, but they will have a good story to tell when they return to school...Jr. High School, from the looks of it.