I did a little thrift store shopping this week and scored three excellent finds at places within minutes of our house. It was great because I’m not a hard-core shop-’til-you-drop type of person. I want to walk into the store, find what I need, and take it home. The rule for me tends to be that the harder I search for something, the less success I tend to have. Instead, the bounty appears, unexpectedly, when I’m simply browsing. In truth, the only endurance shopping I’m willing to do these days is usually food-related. It might be hunting down inexpensive vanilla beans, or discovering a deal on saffron or extra virgin olive oil. Discovering some new culinary delight, one that causes you to sigh with deep satisfaction, makes it worth the difficulty.