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#121 huiray

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 12:45 PM

So far today:

 

Broad Ripple Farmers' Market: Black morels, farm eggs, small zucchinis with the blossoms attached, mizuna, snow peas.

 

The Fresh Market:  Wild-caught Atlantic shrimp, pine nuts, pasta, salt (Maldon, Baleine, Redmond**).

 

**I've never tried this before, let's see if the residual grit in this one becomes an issue.  Tastes nice, though.

 

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#122 huiray

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:49 PM

Shopping Fri-Sat.

 

Asia Mart:  Rice bran oil, peanut oil; frozen fish balls, tubular “grilled/baked” fish cakes (chikuwa), Chinese crullers, fresh yellow-skin chicken, fresh duck wings, fresh pork hock slices; two types of whole-plant salted/preserved mustard (mui choy), pickled mustard (typical type made w/ kai choy); kangkong, Thai basil, red-streaked amaranth (yin choy), Shanghai choy sum, Opo squash, scallions, coriander leaves, Chinese chive flower buds, fresh lotus roots, limes, garlic, shallots; deep-fried soy puffs, soft & firm tofu, fresh skinny wonton noodles, Fuzhou-type wheat noodles (min sin) [Hung Ming], skinny rice noodles (mei fun) [Tiger].

 

Sakura Mart: Hon-mirin [Takara], jozo-mirin [Morita], ryori-shu [Morita], large dried shrimp [鴻昌隆], mutenka shiro miso [Miyasaka Jozo Co.], Yamabuki miso (JFC International, importers).

 

BRFM: Fresh strawberries, spicy mustard greens, broccolini, Western chives, broccoli rabe, young candy onions.

 

Annabelle’s Garden: Spring porcini (Boletus rex-veris), from Oregon.

 

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#123 SobaAddict70

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 03:04 PM

besides the stuff I got at USGM (check the USGM thread), I bought from Fairway:  sardines, pasta, Castelvetrano olives, oil-cured olives and crushed San Marzano tomatoes.



#124 huiray

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:56 AM

Friday-Saturday foodstuff shopping:

 

Goose the Market

Kenny’s Reserve Asiago, Pecorino Toscano, Taleggio [Ciresa], Tarentaise [Thistle Hill] cheeses.

Lamb bacon [Smoking Goose].

King salmon steak, bone-in.

 

BRFM (Broad Ripple Farmers’ Market)

Chicken-of-the-woods mushroom.

Tuscan kale (whole young head).

Spinach, quite beautiful!

Snow peas.

Sugar snap peas.

Broccoli rabe.

Farm eggs.

Cherokee Purple tomatoes.

Young/baby garlic heads.

Purple, yellow, chartreuse, green cauliflower & broccoli florets.

 

Binford Farmers’ Market

Asparagus.

Spring onions.

Fresh head-on shell-on shrimp (technically prawns, from the anatomy), from an Indiana salt-water shrimp/prawn farm; via Caplinger’s Fresh Catch.  These were harvested yesterday.

 

 



#125 CatPoet

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:47 AM

I just got home   9 pkg  x 2 kilo  wheat flour, it is plain flour.    Why this much? Simple they had a deal at the store 3 pkg for the price of 2 and for me that is a great saving and I was also out of flour.

The only odd thing  I got home was for my brother   a bag of  Licorice flavoured potato crisp/chips.


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#126 huiray

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:30 AM

Groceries 2014-0621

 

BRFM (Broad Ripple Farmers’ Market):

Parsley, Red-green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce (slightly pointy leaves), young garlic bulbs, baby zucchini w/ blossoms attached (plus two male flowers), snow peas, quart of strawberries.

 

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CFM (Carmel Farmers’ Market):

Tomatoes (meant for soup), baby onions w/ greenery attached, yellow patty pan squash.

 

Claus’ German Sausage & Meats:

Smoked Kielbasa, Weisswurst, coarse Braunschweiger, pressed tongue, Westphalian ham, fresh calves’ liver, jarred Hengstenberg Sauerkraut.

 

Goose the Market:

Tarentaise cheese, duck leg quarters.

 

The Fresh Market:

Ricotta (whole milk), Pecorino Romano (shaved), croissants, fedelini & angel hair pastas [De Cecco].



#127 CatPoet

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 06:57 AM

I been to City gross and I got  3 kilo of ground chuck,  3 kilos of thick pork ribs and 1 kilo of Texas steak. Heck knows  why they call it that but it is beef was on offer and that suited my wallet and canned crushed tomatoes   from Mutti, canned beans from Zeeta, 2 kilo  frozen Ebba peas from Findus and  canned corn from Green Giant. 

 

I missed the fact I was out of fine rye flour before I left.

 

Tomorrow is market day, so I be going to get some nice yummy fresh stuff.


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#128 Anna N

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:45 AM

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Last minute speedy trip to The Punjab in Hamilton to gather ingredients to go north to Manitoulin with me and Kerry Beal so we can cook from "Jerusalem". Fresh ingedients should not be much of a challenge on the Island in July. Any minimally exotic ingredients we might have forgotten will definitely trip us up.

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In the middle barberries, pistachios, pomegranate molasses and buttermilk powder (unrelated!)

On the left date molasses, candied peel, tahini, pine nuts and currants.
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#129 suzilightning

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:51 AM

Sun High Orchards today:

 

south Jersey English peas

their own red leaf lettuce


The first zucchini I ever saw I killed it with a hoe.

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#130 CatPoet

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:45 AM

The Brothers Fruit and Veg, isnt a  green grocer but a  mostly Arabic goods store and I was up there today,  I got  whole, cumin, black pepper, whole green cardamom,    sriracha  and  Greek pasta.

And I also went to a major chain store and got  fine rye flour.


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#131 huiray

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:39 AM

Groceries 2014-0628

 

BRFM:

Young red carrots, Chioggia beets, red chard, a head of young curly kale, wild-collected oyster mushrooms, baby garlic, mizuna, baby zucchini w/ blossoms on, farm eggs, a head of broccoli, romaine lettuce, Western chives.

 

CFM:

Ripe tomatoes (for more soup & for sauce), a head of Tuscan kale.

 

Goose the Market:

Patagonian prawns (Pleoticus muelleri), Vella Dry Jack cheese, duck livers (not foie gras).

The shallow white dish the prawns (in its cardboard punnet) is sitting in is 8 inches in diameter.  Eight prawns = 1.1 lbs.

 

Patagonian prawns:

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Carrots & beets:

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#132 huiray

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:03 AM

Groceries 2014-0703

 

Asia Mart:

Soft tofu, firm tofu, dried shrimp (har mai), frozen vegetarian spring rolls, frozen glutinous rice & pork/shiitake wrapped in lotus leaf, scallions, bitter melon “#1” (a “select” variety – possibly this one or similar), yu choy sum, Chinese long beans, long hot green peppers, coriander leaf, Japanese cucumbers, fresh galangal, garlic, ginger, short-cut pork spare ribs, fresh chicken wings, head-on shrimp, soba (w/ yam) noodles, (8-year-old) Shao Hsing Hua Tiao Rice Wine [Tang brand] (塘牌 八年陳釀 花雕酒).

 

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Groceries 2014-0705

 

BRFM:

Maitake mushrooms (brown-streaked variety), zucchini blossoms, leafy celery, shishito peppers, baby new potatoes, roma beans.

 

CFM:

Chanterelle mushrooms, rhubarb, heirloom garlic, tomatoes.

 

Maitake.  Three pieces, the bottom-left piece is about 6 inches across the 3 lobes.  (bottom-right piece has one lobe)

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#133 huiray

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:07 PM

Groceries 2014-0712

 

BRFM:

Tuscan kale, parsley, tiny new Red Pontiac potatoes, tiny Zephyr squash, baby zucchini w/ blossoms attached.

 

CFM:

Chanterelle mushrooms, fresh Music garlic (some of the biggest and nicest I’ve seen in a while; I stocked up!), tomatoes.

 



#134 janeer

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 03:37 PM

Groceries 2014-0628

 

BRFM:

Young red carrots, Chioggia beets, red chard, a head of young curly kale, wild-collected oyster mushrooms, baby garlic, mizuna, baby zucchini w/ blossoms on, farm eggs, a head of broccoli, romaine lettuce, Western chives.

 

CFM:

Ripe tomatoes (for more soup & for sauce), a head of Tuscan kale.

 

Goose the Market:

Patagonian prawns (Pleoticus muelleri), Vella Dry Jack cheese, duck livers (not foie gras).

The shallow white dish the prawns (in its cardboard punnet) is sitting in is 8 inches in diameter.  Eight prawns = 1.1 lbs.

 

Patagonian prawns:

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Carrots & beets:

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Indiana: who knew? morels and prawns?



#135 huiray

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:08 PM

Indiana: who knew? morels and prawns?

 

Heh.  Yes, we get such things here too.  :-) 

 

The Patagonian prawns were by way of Chicago to Goose the Market.  Morels are certainly found in Indiana too and harvested in season.

 

We get local shrimp/prawns too.  There are saltwater shrimp/prawn farms in Indiana, like this one; and from time to time I pick up some that were swimming around the evening before I got my hands on them.  I've mentioned these in some previous posts here in this thread.  So, yes - we get local shrimp and morels. :-) 


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#136 caroled

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:29 PM

Indiana... it's more than pork and corn... ( although we're proud of those too! :biggrin: )


And this old porch is like a steaming greasy plate of enchiladas,With lots of cheese and onions and a guacamole salad ...This Old Porch...Lyle Lovett

#137 huiray

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:16 AM

List of recirculating shrimp farms in the US: 

http://www.fishnavy....rimp-farms-u-s/



#138 huiray

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:33 AM

Groceries 2014-0718 to 0719

 

Goose the Market:

Locally farmed Pacific White shrimp (whole, heads & everything) [Bedrock Springs, Crawfordsville, IN]; Wild Alaskan king salmon; Cheeses – Bellavitano Balsamic [Sartori], Quadrello di Bufala [Portoni], Brescianella Stagionata [Guffanti].

 

BRFM:

• Silverthorn Farm – Orange carrots, fennel bulb, shishito peppers, baby Zephyr squash, baby Red Gold potatoes, Tuscan kale, basil (lots, for pesto).

• Annabelle’s Garden – Cherokee Purple tomatoes.

• Whipker-Azalia Farm Market – Baby zucchini w/ blossoms.

• Wild’s Apple Farm – Russian Yellow cucumber (big one, for soup).

• Schacht Farm – Eggs.

• Brotgarten – “Epi wheat stalk” bread loaf.

 

CFM:

• Farming Engineers – Dragon Tongue beans, Yellow wax beans.

• Daily Farms – Chanterelle mushrooms.

• Middlefork Produce – Spanish Roja garlic (stocked up on these too).

• Van Antwerp’s farm Market – Green zucchini (9/$3), Honeydew melon “Marygold”.

 

Om India Plaza:

Basmati rice – Daawat & Qilla brands; Murraya koenigii leaves (curry leaves, கருவேப்பிலை), drumsticks (Moringa oleifera immature fruits), guva beans, coriander leaves; fresh samosas.

 

Saraga International Market:

Bone-in beef short ribs ($3.69/lb), bone-in sliced beef shanks ($2.29/lb), fuzzy squash, bittergourds, poblano peppers, green onions/scallions (3/$1), limes (10/$1); fresh enoki, king oyster & white beech mushrooms.


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