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Why I Love The Bulk Barn

I married a man who likes his pie. It is good thing I come from a family of pie makers. I learned from my mom, who learned from hers, who learned from hers and who knows how far back this really all goes.

My grandma really has the art of pie making down. She made two pies every Saturday for many, many years. One time when we were all together and I was getting another lesson in pie making, my mom asked grandma why she made two pies every Saturday while my mom was growing up. My grandma laughed and said she wanted a new oven early on in her marriage, so she promised my grandpa that if she got a new oven, she would make two pies every week. So, the new oven soon arrived and my grandma made pies every week for years.

I will confess that we cheat on the crust. My mom uses Jiffy pie crust mix and the pies turn out perfect every single time. I never made a pie crust from scratch, so I was thrown for a loop when I discovered that neither of the grocery stores in Edgerton sold Jiffy pie crust mix. What was I going to do? (It is not as if I make pie every week like my grandma, but I do like to surprise my husband every now and then with a pie). So, I tried crusts from scratch, which were okay, but not nearly as good.

Then we moved to the Island, just as apple season is rolling around and apple pie just happens to be my husbands favorite. Again I searched the grocery stores and again I was disappointed to find no pie crust mix at all.

And then I went to The Bulk Barn. For those from the States who do not know about The Bulk Barn, let me tell you, it is amazing. They sell everything in bulk from candy, to spices, to flour, to dried fruit, to dog food. Everything is in bins and you scoop how much you want and pay by weight. Everything is just a little bit cheaper and you get to pick how much you want.

And guess what I spotted at The Bulk Barn? Pie crust mix! Hurray! I have yet to try it out, but I have heard that it works great.

And that is one reason I love The Bulk Barn.


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