Marash Girl never could figure out why Grandma Jennie felt she got plenty of exercise simply going shopping at the supermarkets. That is, not until today. Marash Girl would avoid the crowds and shop today. Starting at Whole Foods for organically grown cranberries and organically grown oranges (so she could make her famous all natural pesticide-free cranberry relish for Thanksgiving -- for recipe, see Marash Girl's post for Wednesday, November 21, 2012, "Happy Thanksgiving with Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish -- Raw Foodies, Take Note!"), and all natural, organic (there is such a thing) ice cream. Great! perfect for adding to the pies and cakes that would be served on Thanksgiving Day. But she needed V-8 Juice for her special style of making boulghour pilaf, so she headed to the Star Market, but they were all out. Oh, well, while she was there she would buy her favorite all natural gingerale (to make her cranberry gingerale punch) but there was no Polar Gingerale, either. So off to Target for sundries . . . and who knew? A whole section of groceries. They had V-8 Juice AND Polar Gingerale. . . And even more walking! And no crowds!
Grandma Jennie was right! Plenty of exercise. It felt like a good two miles . . . without the fresh air and beautiful maple trees, of course.