Monday, January 11, 2010

Kun je het zout even aangeven?

The translation to the title basically means "Can you pass the salt?" We are in a salt shortage over here! seriously a salt shortage!

I ran out of salt this weekend and I went to the store today with my husband to quickly pick some up...but there wasn't any to buy. So we went to another store and my husband ran in. I waited and waited. He came out with this container of salt and told me it cost 3.50 american dollars for it! There was no other salt and this was one of the last two they had. Was this magical salt and why in the hell don't they have any in the stores!

We've been hit so hard with the snow that they have run out of salt for the roads. In one town they even spread 18 tons of colored scented bath salt all over the roads!!.  The only salt we could find in the store is some "healthy" type salt that costs more. All I could do was laugh because some things sound so odd to me even now. There is also talk of a possible egg shortage in the years to come and the egg prices will rise. I need a farm to raise  chickens for the eggs and a little out building to harvest my own salt.  I need to learn how to mass produce my own bread, become friends with a farmer/butcher to purchase a roast worthy of cooking instead of laughing and asking what is everyone else going to eat because this certainly won't feed 4 people. Anyway incase anyone has nothing better to do, I sure would love some salt(kidding of course). In the mean time Im going to take my healthy salt and bake some really naughty things with it to validate the crazy price for it:)