On a friend's recommendation I stopped by Abby's Spice and Tea Store this morning. An hour and a half later I left laden with a new mortar and pestle, fresh cinnamons sticks, an excellent bottle of olive oil, a cup sized wire strainer and 60 grams of Market Spice Tea, which I am currently sipping. A lot of restraint was involved in those few purchases. I think I might go back tomorrow though after I peruse my spice drawers, as well as for the Bodum French Press... at $15.99, I don't think I can resist. Abby's is my new favourite store!