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  1. @rotuts, they are marketing heavily...the grocer had shelves with all kinds of flavors. I've found I like the original flavor and raspberry...these were pretty good but I satisfied my curiosity and managed to make the pack last for 3 servings. I tried the salted caramel ones and found them disappointing.
  2. Hospital Time

    One can judge how sick a patient is by their critique of the food. When my Mom was in the hospital 2 years ago for a heart valve replacement, after a couple of days when she started complaining about the food, we knew she was getting better. The dumbest thing was the meal where they gave her soup...when she couldn't sit upright yet. My Dad had to carefully spoon feed her with a towel on her chest to catch any drips.
  3. Roasted tomatillo and mango salsa (seasonal). Good, medium heat, the mango brings out the fruitiness of the tomatillo but it isn't a sweet salsa. I think it would be great on fish tacos.
  4. New flavor for Milano cookies, pretty good. Really does taste like toasted marshmallow.
  5. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    ugly clean out the fridge since DH is out of town. Leftover salad components from Sunday (greens, yellow cherry tomatoes, chopped yellow bell pepper, English cuke). A few pieces of herring in cream sauce from the jar (a twice a year craving). Couple of crackers. Apricot (mealy). Contemplated a beer, but decided I only wanted half, so I passed.
  6. very interesting. May help explain why my Sicilian brother in law wants to put lemon juice on everything he eats. Because he can.
  7. Food recalls

    Just got an email, since I use my "shoppers club" card when grocery shopping, that a package of Dole spinach I purchased is part of a mass recall for possible Listeria. Since my husband and I ate said spinach 3 or 4 days ago, I'm guessing it wasn't contaminated or I'd be sick by now. Has anyone had a problem with illness from a grocery item? Do you take a recalled item back to the store or just bin it?
  8. Food recalls

    Well, once again, the day after I eat something I read about a recall. Some frozen yellowfin tuna shipped in from the Pacific may be contaminated with hepatitis A. Nobody has gotten sick, yet. They recommend getting a vaccine shot to be safe if you have eaten raw tuna recently. Sorry I am on my iPad and don't have a link to post, if you do a search you will find the info. Shipments to 3 states most likely, I know California was one. Shipments to NY didn't go into distribution. Please check it out if you have eaten raw yellowfin tuna recently. I intend to verify if I got Hep A vaccine when I had my physical last year, since I did get some boosters and such. Peace of mind even though NJ wasn't on the list.
  9. stopped at the local TJ's on the way to a meeting the other evening, so I couldn't buy any perishables...restocking cheap vinho verde...bought mango tomatillo salsa (not opened yet). Coconut cranberry snacking crackers (I believe that's the name)...firm textured cracker, not too sweet, I think they would be nice with goat cheese. Just finished a bag of the baby dried bananas, it took me a while. I found them cloyingly sweet, not likely to re-purchase unless using (chopped up) as an ingredient in baked goods (which I can totally see).
  10. Breakfast! 2017 (Part 2)

    interesting, 2 breakfasts using "pre-chickens", 2 using "post-chicken"
  11. Red wine suggestions needed

    @Norm Matthews,The salsa was more of a fresh relish, not vinegary or spicy, so it really was just a bit sweet from the mango and red bell pepper.
  12. Red wine suggestions needed

    I am looking for some ideas for a lighter red wine that would pair with grilled tuna steak which may be served with a mango salsa being brought by my friend (so I don't know how sweet or spicy it will be). That salsa is throwing me off.
  13. Red wine suggestions needed

    so as it turned out, our guest who made the salsa (not spicy, just sweet from mango) brought a Riesling which went well. I had some indeterminate red blend that we opened that was actually OK. There was some Prosecco as well. Hey, if someone brings it, it gets opened. But I think a rose would have been nice (will file away for future ref).
  14. Red wine suggestions needed

    I'm playing golf with our friend on Saturday, I'll see if he can give insight into the flavor profile. My bet is on not so spicy. Hubby is a fan of vinho verde, so that's an easy one. And I do like the idea of the rose.
  15. I'm considering dipping my toes into carbon steel pans, I use 10" Calphalon hard anodized most frequently and after 20 years the finish is shot (I don't use it "that" frequently, truth be told, or it would have been shot much sooner). It's the best overall size for our 2 person household. I never make eggs, so egg tests are irrelevant. I sear chicken and fish most of the time. Lodge sells them "pre-seasoned" which I am aware is not a guarantee of using it right out of the box, but I don't want to invest too much time with seasoning, so it seems a good start. Anyone have any experience with this product? It is very reasonably priced and is made in U.S.A.
  16. Red wine suggestions needed

    thanks for the suggestions. My local TJ's does indeed have wine, so a trip is planned to see what they have. We also have a very nice wine store near my office that is a hidden secret (Moore Brothers Wine Co.), if I can un-bury myself on Thurs., I'll head over, as they are very knowledgeable. If I don't think I can find something suitable in a red, I'll just stick with white for dinner.
  17. Cuisinart Recall

    I had no problem unpacking the new blade and wrapping the old one for disposal. I did however cut my finger on the slicing blade as I was restacking everything in the storage corner. Found a small box to safely house those blades now. And hummous has been made, order is restored.
  18. Cuisinart Recall

    My replacement blade arrived today, about 5 1/2 months after the first request, I didn't get a "heads up" email. I had put in 2 requests a couple of weeks apart on 2 different emails, I am curious to see if I do get a 2nd blade. But at least I can make hummous this weekend!
  19. Lunch! What'd ya have? (2017)

    Sushi burrito at Whole Foods (King California roll, surimi/avo/tempura crunch/mango). Thinking that if Japanese people were horrified by the size of rolls served at American sushi joints, this would really make them twitch. But I guess it isn't much different than a hand roll.
  20. we get the weekly circulars for Shop Rite, Acme (local to the Philadelphia area), Wegmans (sporadically), and McCaffrey's (sporadically-it is a small local chain). Both Shop Rite and Wegmans do online digital coupons that give you additional deals which get loaded to your loyalty card. Whole Foods is testing this in selected markets also, the one near my office has a Rewards program where they email you a "reward" periodically to select/load onto your card. It might be something like $5 off $25 of produce, for example. I've accepted the lack of privacy in using these various rewards/loyalty cards. I don't care if they know my food buying habits and convey that to the manufacturers if it means I can save money. Call it a bribe, if you will.
  21. I'm trying to make sure the perishables get used...last week I bought a pack of 3 heads romaine in a bag so salad it was for the 2nd Sunday in a row (one head left). I did defrost some roasted delicata squash (leftover from the end of 2016) and chopped it to put onto the salad, at least that freezer bag was diminished in size. And last week's salad used up some bread I had saved for croutons. I had soup during the week (one freezer bowl taken care of). I suspect this challenge at least got me motivated to think about using those leftovers piecemeal instead of "saving" them for some grand plan (which only ensures various bags of freezer burned items).
  22. there was an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer the other day...the city had hosted an event for the NFL draft. Apparently many pallets of Greek yogurt cups and drinks which were not consumed were able to be picked up due to the coordination of a local organization who mobilized refrig trucks and places that could take the bounty. I believe the Salvation Army wound up with the bulk of it, as they had the biggest refrig to hold all of it. They had plans to distribute to Senior Meals programs and others. It was quite an eye opener to read about the challenges of how to get a sizeable donation actually out of one place and in to another. Particularly since it was a perishable item.
  23. ahh, the ultimate in comfort food. Lot to be said for a genuine person like this, love to support people like him.
  24. Dinner 2017 (Part 4)

    @Shelby, another tasty way to prepare fresh artichokes that I've enjoyed is to steam them, cut in half, brush liberally with vinagrette, and grill to get some nice marks.
  25. hmmm, what about oatmeal cookies with raisinets...for those of us who like both?