Once I discovered Trader Joe’s grocery store chain (which wasn’t as ‘chainy’ as right now0, back in the days when I was living in Los Angeles and when it hasn’t yet arrived to NYC, I got totally hooked on it! Over the years I’ve seen how it’s been expanding across the states and how it was broadening the assortment of the products. My latest favorite things from them are Pomegranate Blueberry Sherbet (pictured), Eggplant Garlic Spread (that really reminds me of my favorite Russian eggplant spread!!!) and Vegetable Bird’s Nests. Not to mention their wine selection! My favorites for the summer are sparkling sweet refreshing wines like Amour de Paris (France), Amusant Pink Moscato (California), Incanto Rose Frizzante and Reggiano Lambrusco Rosso Dolce Le Grotte (both from Italy) - and these are just a few from the many wines I love at Trader Joe’s.