Friday, March 17, 2006

Trappist preserves

It can be tough to go food shopping. Most of the processed food available in this country is manufactured by large corporations who are mostly interested in how much profit they can make. A few years ago, I decided to try to keep as much partially hydrogenated fat and high-fructose corn syrup as possible out of my diet.

One item that met my criteria, and which is also delicious and locally produced, is Trappist Preserves from Saint Joseph's Abbey, a monastery of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance ("Trappists") in Spencer, Massachusetts.

Every time I'm in the grocery store, I appreciate finding that small island of simplicity and tradition.

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