There’s nothing worse than planning a party only to realize at the last minute you’re missing a key ingredient. Like our annual “Midget Oil Wrestling and Golden Girls Watching Potluck Jamboree,” which was almost completely ruined due to lack of lubrication. Imagine, non-oily midget wrestling – totally weird. Fortunately, just before the gang arrived we were able to duck into local gourmet haunt Flavors from Afar and get just what we needed. Not only did they have more oil than Palin has pumpjacks, it was high-grade, imported olive oil. The really good stuff for only $14.99 a bottle. And, they sell it in refillable bottles too, so you can come back again and again to get greased up as often as you like for only $12.99. How's that for your inner recyclo-nista. But the store’s more than just a one slick pony, it also carries a ton of gourmet accoutrements ranging from hand-carved cooking utensils to oversized rubber bands (use your imagination) which is the perfect gadget to keep your Turducken and it's multiple personalities together. If you’re more in the mood for instant gratification, Flavors from Afar has actual food, too. Try some of their delicious pasta sauces made fresh in Napa Valley. (Guess drinking wine all day gives those Californians an appetite.) Or spice up your frozen dinner with truffle salt. Fan'cee. The whole experience left us hungry for more, and wishing we’d spent the midget money on a caterer. Oh well, there’s always next year.