The Best Pickles

Strub's pickles
Strub's sweet and sour pickles

Lately we have been buying pickles from the refridgerated section of the store rather than the shelf.  My husband loves the traditionally-prepared Bubbies brand of dill pickles, but I find them too sour.  Last week I dropped by Whole Foods in West Vancouver after I dropped my daughter off at the ferry for camp.  I discovered Strub’s Organic Bread & Butter pickles.  They are the best sweet pickle I’ve ever tasted!  Very crisp and not too sweet.  They are sweetened with organic cane sugar, which is better than white sugar for people who are sugar sensitive like I am.  I’ve also found them at Price Smart Foods in Cloverdale.

Bath Bubbles for Sensitive Skin

bathbubblesMy 6 year old daughter had eczema as a child and has sensitive skin.  I’ve kept bath bubbles away from her because the colouring and chemicals in them irritate her skin.  I found Aura Cacia Calming Foam Bath at Choices in South Surrey.  It comes in lavendar, orange and eucalyptus scents and is made with essential oils and natural ingredients.  I know I could make my own for a lower price, but this is easy.  They smell great and she loves having bubbles in her bath now.  Each package is enough for two to three baths.  There are adult versions available too.