Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Upstate NY
Yep I do cook quite a bit. Much of my cooking is done 'batch' style at the weekend, so I fridge or freeze quite a lot which I find both saves time and money.
It just so happens to be sugar beet season here (mid-Michigan), and it's, uh.... fragrant... to say the least. LOL
Way to go! I also do that, for the same reason.
Just this week I was talking to a local produce vendor. They have "specials" where they sometimes give away certain veggies if you buy something. This week it was leeks and beets. I mentioned that I was okay with beets but liked the greens more, and he responded that he REALLY LIKES beets, although he eats the greens too.
My family always had vegetables and fruit when I was growing up, and I ate/liked them, but the first time I had actual fresh beets (rather than canned ones) was when my neighbor bought a share in a community-supported agriculture program and were getting more vegetables than they could use, so I bought some of theirs. I still haven't made up my mind about them. But in a root vegetable mix (like the root vegetable stew someone made at the ThanksLiving potluck I went to last week), they sure add really nice, vibrant color.
Anyhow. I probably bought whole wheat flour and fruit at my last trip to the grocery store, but I bought 3 different kinds of apples and some fresh collard greens at the Farmer's Market.
I'm curious if you made it home with just the tomatoes, or if anything else seemed to "jump" into your cart like what always happens to me...
@Blue Gingham --can describe spicy pickled okra? I mean like, do you get the slimey-ness? Is it sweet like gerkins, or sour? Is it crispy? Is it a particular brand?
I love those kind of relish-tray things!
Now I want pickled watermelon rind and crabapples! I already have an assortment of olives
It's not at all slimy. It's crisp/firm and only semi sour, like a firmer cucumber pickle might be. I got hooked on them after my local grocery store started putting them on the salad bar. The brand I got today was Tabasco, but don't let that scare you, it is really a very mild spice.
I'm with you...I love little nibbly things. I'm currently cooking a recipe with black and green olives and while I was chopping I ate...well, let's just call it more than a few.
I tried Vlasics spicy pickle slices on sale. they were good but could have used more heat. A nice bit of sweetness.
I love sweet gerkhins, but they can give me a weird cough reflex. Not like swelling or anything bad, just have to kinda watch how I swallow if that makes any sense.
Anyone else get that reaction?
If you like spicy the Tabasco pickles are pretty mild. They were very good but kind of a letdown in the spice department.
I think I might know what you mean about the cough. If I inhale while I'm eating something vinegary it's like the vinegar gets inhaled and I cough. Is that the same thing that happens to you?
bulk raw cashews
bulk raw macadamias
four large yams
four medium red potatoes
poultry spice blend
italian spice blend
black beans x1
great northern beans x3
pinto beans x2
1 lb bag of dry white beans
diced tomatoes x1
extra firm non-gmo tofu block
unsweetened cashew milk
GoodBelly probiotics drink
GoodBelly probiotics shots (I'm going to see if these help my tummy, plus they were vegan)
red curry paste (this may be too hot for me, but I want to try it)
tempeh smokey fake bacon strips
Diaya Cheese cheddar shreds
little tin of stevia dissolvable tablets to sweeten my teas at work
Shampoo- I forget the brand.
+1 bag food for the food bank(pre-bagged food donation).
It was stock up day. I need to go back. I have to get a few more things, a few more stock up items and a few more things for the week. I had a big paycheck. I figure take advantage and stock up for times when I might not have so much money to spend and make sure I have some basic staples.
three containers of baby portobellos .99 cents each
big bag of grapefruits 2.50
tomato and basil hummus
veggie straws (snackies for the hummus)
bag of frozen broccoli
Tamale steamer pot
Mexican cheese blend
Goya total seasoning
I am gonna make some tamales black bean, corn and cheese. Also zucchini and mushroom
@Ladyjay -- I'd love to know how your tamales come out! I love tamales, but never thought to make them.
The grapefruits were disappointing. They actually tasted watered down, texturally good, just didn't have that grapefruit flavor. Watery
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