Never know what the stores will be out of next…

The running gag of the early part of the lockdown was toilet paper. Then it was any sort of baking supplies. Flour has come back, sort of. But if you need sugar you’d better take out a loan – and don’t look for it in a dollar store.


I had to cut the hummingbirds off early, because they damn near ran my sugar bucket dry. I can buy it – don’t tell them but I did – but not in the crappy little town nearest where I live. And at damn near a dollar a pound I’m not feeding it to birds.

Yeast is still at a premium, too – but I had so much yeast stored at the beginning of the year I was able to share with neighbors.

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6 Responses to Never know what the stores will be out of next…

  1. Judy says:

    Make sour dough with one of the last spoons of that yeast. The usual measure of yeast, cup of non-chlorinated water and a cup of flour. The idea behind using your commercial yeast is to insure you have good yeast to begin with in your sour dough. Some locations just don’t have good tasting wild yeasts. Then proceed as usual and customary for maintaining sour dough starter.

  2. Robert says:

    Canning supplies. Oddly, Spenco is out of stock on their 2nd skin moist burn pads. Or maybe not so odd after the viral video of the SJW yahoo with burning feet.

  3. R says:

    Does the bigger city nearby have a restaurant supply store? That would set you up with decent supplies of some staples in larger quantities and was the best place to buy 1lb bags of yeast in my previous city.

  4. Beans says:

    I have found yeast in ‘restaurant’ packs on line and at Sams. Sugar is an off and on thing.

    The big thing that is missing, and this is THE SOUTH(east) so it really is big is… cornmeal. Just plain cornmeal. Not self-rising cornmeal but plain old ground cornmeal. And even self-rising cornmeal is almost scarce as hens’ teeth.

    Weird.

    I wonder what disruptions the floods and winds in the corn/wheat/soy/rye belt will do to the stuff in the store next year?

  5. Malatrope says:

    Sounds like a lot of people are starting to make their own wine. Maybe I need to increase my stock a bit. I’m down to less than 50 pounds.

  6. RCPEte says:

    Southern Oregon here. Raisins are spotty, and canned tomato products vary a lot. The common factor is that anything from California is going to be erratic in supply at best. Between migrant workers beating feet to get back to Mexico for the ‘rona and Gavin Noisome’s policies, it’s amazing that anything useful is coming out of California. Leftwing politicians and clueless Hollywood people are a glut on the market.

    America’s least favorite reality shows: “What’s not available this week?” and “Watch the goalposts move again”.

To the stake with the heretic!