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  1. The Bread Topic (2016-)

    I find that piece very appealing, as a dark crust lover. I would tear that off first.
  2. Urban honey

    http://www.philly.com/philly/food/holy-local-honey-for-the-high-holidays-20170914.html Honey from beehives on the roof of a synagogue in Philadelphia
  3. Amazon buys Whole Foods

    Shop Rite Hamilton Marketplace (Route 130)- Mercer County. I just happened to look at the sticker as I was putting it into the fridge. Usually they are from Mexico.
  4. Amazon buys Whole Foods

    The one from Whole Foods was excellent. I bought one last night at $1.99 from SR also, didn't realize until I got home that it is Peruvian, so we shall see.
  5. Amazon buys Whole Foods

    Visited WF this morning and right in the entry vestibule was a big pile o' Haas avocados for $1.49, they all looked ripe (or past ripe). I grabbed one for lunch. Non-organic bananas are still 49 cents/lb, but apples were really cheap (less than my local Shop Rite), conventional Fuji apples $1.78/lb. One of my co-workers who is a regular shopper confirmed that she noticed produce prices have come down.
  6. geez, @rarerollingobject, Monday a.m. in my office consisted of an Entemann's packaged coffee cake (yes, I punted on that).
  7. Working my way thru a bag of TJ's half dried frozen figs. Defrosted some and chopped, mixed with cottage cheese for lunch. I liked these, so once the bag is done it will likely be replaced, only a temp freezer space saving.
  8. Road food

    the back roads in NJ driving towards the shore (my friend used to call it the Jersey Devil route) have some of these types of places. You might find a building next to a working farm with homemade pie and preserves. There are certain areas known for roadside BBQ (a lot of the guys are originally from the South), I passed one just yesterday in the middle of nowhere, farmland all around, I saw the steel drum/barrel with smoke curling out. NJ has gotten so developed, a lot of people don't realize how much open space does still exist off the beaten path. It is harder to find than in other areas of the country, no doubt.
  9. 2 more gone from freezer. Leftover zucchini casserole (sort of like noodle-less lasagne), added some darkly roasted cauliflower bits (dated from Feb) mixed with parm cheese, crumblike texture, used them as the bottom layer in the pan. Frozen prepared crabcakes (only 3 days in freezer, quick turnover!). I am now realizing I have more froz veg than I thought, may be soup time soon.
  10. this topic has helped me be more diligent about not stockpiling things in the freezer. Our household is 2 adults and frankly I usually just cook on the weekends due to work/life schedules. I'm more apt to portion things for lunch size, so I'm more likely to get the stuff rotated out more quickly if I can grab a small container to take during the week. DH doesn't seem to recognize anything in the freezer unless it has a popsicle stick in it.
  11. Lunch! What'd ya have? (2017)

    various things from Whole Foods salad bar, and they still have heirloom tomatoes so I got another Purple Cherokee while I could, at $3.99/lb that one tomato cost me $2.47. Worth it, I had a crusty seeded roll, some spreadable goat cheese, and slabs of that tomato, open faced. I eat after everyone is gone from the office kitchen so they won't see me licking the tomato juice off my fingers.
  12. I bought Ben & Jerry's pint slices (little box of 3 was on sale $2.88), got the peanut butter cup version which is vanilla ice cream with mini peanut butter cups coated in chocolate. Think of a Klondike bar with better ice cream. Each one is 300 calories, I did find that (after eating a whole one first) that I was satisfied with cutting one in half since the ice cream is pretty rich. I like the concept, but still think I prefer a pint since I can choose how much I want to eat.
  13. Drowning in Figs!

    last time I was gifted with too many ripe figs I made fig compote and froze it.
  14. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Bought a cooked small lobster at the supermarket, took it home and picked it, fresh whole wheat Portuguese roll. Had a small avocado ripe in the fridge...lobster/avocado roll. Hubby going on a business trip so I only had to feed myself. Also had a glass of Knudsen's veg juice (my fav, it actually has some texture) w/a squirt of sriracha. There may be a pint of Ben & Jerry's in the freezer.
  15. Lunch! What'd ya have? (2017)

    Whole wheat Portuguese roll and heirloom tomatoes from WF (one yellow/golden, one dark red/purple), avocado. Took some of the stuffing out of the bread, mooshed the avocado in each half, laid my slabs of tomatoes on top and hoovered it up. One of my local supermarkets had a net bag with 3 little avocados for $1.99 (Mexican) and they were perfect "single serving" size. Produce is just outstanding right now, I bought some Rainier cherries and apricots also. That tomato was so good I may make a return trip after work (sale ends today) and repeat the lunch tomorrow!