Yesterday was the University of Maine Cooperative Extension's 5% Day at Whole Foods Market, where 5% of all sales went to support Extension food preservation programing. So thanks to all of you who shopped at WFM yesterday, whether you knew it was for a cause or not. As a woman said to me, "that makes me feel even better about the wine I'm buying!" Shopping for a cause is apparently a great way to get Americans to donate money.
For my contribution, I bought the last Gourmet magazine *sniff* and a bag of Little Lad's popcorn. I was recently introduced to this stuff by my boss, who warned me about its addictive properties (she said, it's like I'm giving you crack or something). And she's right. Although it has been described by some haters as flavored with "textured vegetable protein and Lipton's soup mix," I love its spicy weirdness. You'll have to decide for yourself.
And yes, that is my cat trying to snag a piece. He was successful, but just licked the flavor off before losing interest. Smart kitty.