I went to Winco yesterday and purchased many of the non-standard ingredients I need for bread recipes.
They didn't have aniseed or fennel, so I came home and learned I should be able to find those in an Indian grocery store. Now I just have to find one. They also didn't have mace or saffron, but I needed so little that I'll just substitute. I will also need dates, prunes, and more poppy seed, but I'll get those on another trip. I got cream during the Easter sales, and I'll freeze it until I need it.
I'm excited to make some of the recipes that were off limits before, due to a lack of ingredients. Did I mention that I counted the recipes and realized that if I make two a week, I'll still be at this for another year? Ugh.