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The Convenience of Thrift Shopping Online

The convenience of thrift shopping online has been growing that now even mainstream stores have decided to set up shop. Recently Nordstrom has decided to expand into thrift store territory by selling second hand clothing.  Initially it had started out with Ebay, then Etsy, facebook marketplace and now poshmark. As a seller and buyer, it is convenience at my fingertips as long as the measurements are correct, the thrifted item will fit. Going to the brick and mortar thrift store to takes a lot of time to find that diamond in a haystack at times they are overpriced mass produced items. At times the markup is significantly more than initially paid. You can find a pair of George jeans second hand for what Walmart sells them when they go on sale. However, I have recently noticed that now physical retail stores have now set up a liquidation section on their website. Which means finding the item cheaper new rather than going thrift shopping hoping to find it gently used. The dichotomy of thi…

Tortelini with cherry tomatoes

Some days are easier than others, when I have motivation I'll make a significant meal which takes a lot of time. Other times I'll just make either a premade chicken pot pie or chicken filets and fries. This recipe is good to use cherry tomatoes from the garden although its good for anytime of year. With our resources we can buy greenhouse tomatoes. Not only does it help buy local but it lowers transport cost. Although its move affordable during the summer months than during the winter months.
To create this recipe, you'll need 
A pack of store bought beef tortellini 1 1/2 cup of  cherry tomatoes 1 french shallot a clove of garlic 1 colored pepper (yellow, red or orange) 2 Leeks (White parts, although to save time you can buy prepackaged ones). 1/2 cup of white wine











For us it's a simple healthy recipe when I don't want to cook or spend hours in the kitchen. You can always add some cheese to it. Enjoy!