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@Maison Rustique 

 

call them !

 

Ive done this in the past for

 

' limited ' cheese issues

 

like cheese of the month.

 

they gave me an idea how many they had

 

and if limited , they put aside a few

 

for me to pick up in a few days.

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On 8/11/2021 at 12:29 PM, blue_dolphin said:

My TJ's is currently offering these little St. Albans cheeses from Vermont Creamery for $3.99.  They are reportedly VT Creamery's take on St. Marcellin.  I'm always a sucker for anything that comes in a cute little crock.  

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I was able to score one last week, as they were stocking the cheese area. Asked about it and was told, buy it now, it's all we're getting! Stinky and delicious.

 

And that mobay you wrote about above which was lovely - no mas!

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Vermont Creamery 

 

has some outstanding 

 

Brie // Camembert // styles cheeses

 

I had them for a long time

 

and , if you select the oldest 

 

in the cheese case , and bring them along at room temp
 

they are as good or better than

 

any FR similar style  

 

@ the  ' very good ' level  ( FR )

 

I hope to get to Tj's as soon as it cools off.

 

pls consider airing this cheese

 

( the St. Albans )   if you like that sort of thing

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On 8/11/2021 at 12:29 PM, blue_dolphin said:

My TJ's is currently offering these little St. Albans cheeses from Vermont Creamery for $3.99.  They are reportedly VT Creamery's take on St. Marcellin.  I'm always a sucker for anything that comes in a cute little crock.  

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I put the crock into the oven while I was heating the take-and-bake baguette and it was delicious when warmed up like that. 

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I'll also give a shout-out to the Giardino Pinot Grigio delle Venezie Vivace Rose.  It's a very easy-drinking, slightly fizzy rosé.  $3.99.  Too lazy to take a photo but you can see it here on the importer's IG.

 

Thanks for mentioning the Vermont Creamery cheese. I went to Trader Joe’s today to see if I could get some. They had plenty in stock and I picked up three. I don’t know why but they are a $1 more in DC area and are going for $4.99. Let one cheese sit out while we were having dinner and shared it for dessert. A tasty cheese! Thank you @blue_dolphin!

 

I also picked up some fresh figs, brioche split top buns, their Cuban Style Citrusy Garlic Seasoning Blend, and their refrigerated pesto. I hadn’t tried their Cuban spice blend (https://www.traderjoes.com/home/products/pdp/065967) before but I like it and am looking forward to experimenting with it.

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I also got a couple of the St. Albans cheeses for $4.99 here in Kansas City. My only complaint is that they are so small. I easily could have eaten the entire thing, but stopped myself. I had it with the Rosemary Sfogliette. Delicious! I'd have gotten more because they did not have many, but the expire date was very soon. I hope it will be back.

 

My store also had the figs that looked beautiful, but I knew I could not use them this week, so passed on them. 

 

I did pick up a new spice blend that I haven't seen before -- Ajika Georgian Seasoning. Ajika I have not tried it yet.

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51 minutes ago, Maison Rustique said:

I also got a couple of the St. Albans cheeses for $4.99 here in Kansas City. My only complaint is that they are so small. I easily could have eaten the entire thing, but stopped myself. I had it with the Rosemary Sfogliette. Delicious! I'd have gotten more because they did not have many, but the expire date was very soon. I hope it will be back.

 

Yes, they are little, just under 3 oz. The Vermont Creamery website says, "fondue for two." That was kind of the appeal for me but I can see it being tough to share with a hungry sort!

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I think I forgot to post about it a few weeks ago, but I got a loaf of the Organic Super Bread. It is full of nuts and seeds and also has grated dried apple, carrots and even a bit of banana. You don't really taste the fruit, but it gives it a slight sweetness. I was iffy when I got it then. Had a sandwich on it, which was a terrible idea. But toasted with butter, it is really nice. So nice, that I bought another loaf yesterday. 🙂

 

Organic Super Bread

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  • 2 weeks later...

Tj's was empty this AM

 

I usually blitz , and haven't been there in a while

 

so I poked around

 

on just a little and got these :

 

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Id forgotten TJ's has a large honey selection

 

' enough for me ' canned fish selection

 

I tasted the honey , it was superb.

 

Ill google the Dorage

 

after i try them

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I went to our local Trader Joe's yesterday for one specific item...an item I've purchased before, actually - a bag of shallots, from France.

They were not in stock; just the rather absurdly large ones, loose, at $.69 per, so I passed on them.

 

But...I spotted these and took home a bag...

 

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Not in the most wonderful condition upon opening the bag, but might be fun roasted on the Pazaar Közmatik.

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picked up a few new items for me :

 

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the orange chicken bowl is decent.  there were two Chinese take out places near me.

 

one had very good Orange Chicken , but burnt down ( no injuries ) several years ago

 

the other had a decent Hunan Crispy Chicken , and Singapore  Noodles.

 

the MagnifiSauce is very close if not identical to McD special Sauce.

 

Tod Wilbur had the Rx in one of his many and interesting books

 

he now sells the stuff :

 

https://topsecretrecipes.com/spices

 

the honey from New Zealand is nice.  it was about $ 3.89 or so.  next to it

 

in a similar bottle was another honey form NewZealand , it was $ 13. 99  

 

I passed on that one.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Got this Red Butte Hatch Chile cheese from Beehive Cheese in Utah. Can't remember if I've tried it before or not. Cheddar style, so a much more flavorful cheese than a pepper jack but not super aged  - the texture is much more creamy than crumbly. Hatch chile flavor is present but subtle with little heat, though I can't rule out the possibility of a hot bit sneaking in. Will have to try it in a grilled cheese. 

It's $9.99 at TJ's.  Info from Beehive Cheese's website at this link

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some time ago

 

Id posted I had this , to try :

 

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Well , recently

 

a few days ago

 

there was a notice , at My Local

 

Discontinued  !

 

well , I Tab Pulled ,

 

my can, successfully .

 

my review :

 

neutral oil  

 

whitefish , a bit tough 

 

with nothing else happening 

 

for me

 

MC  { Ed.:  MisterCat ] 

 

was very very interested.

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On 9/25/2021 at 6:38 PM, blue_dolphin said:

Red Butte Hatch Chile cheese from Beehive Cheese in Utah

I bought some of that and put it out when our hunter was here.  I thought it was just ok.  Edible and everything, but I wanted more hatch Chile flavor.

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@Shelby 

 

Nice.

 

consider , it you still have that cheese :

 

a decent , crusty , bread:

 

tomato , as a 

 

tomato , grilled ( CSO )

 

cheese :

 

open layer

 

etc.

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18 minutes ago, Shelby said:

I bought some of that and put it out when our hunter was here.  I thought it was just ok.  Edible and everything, but I wanted more hatch Chile flavor.

I agree, the Hatch chile flavor was subtle. 

 

57 minutes ago, rotuts said:

some time ago

 

Id posted I had this , to try :

 

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there was a notice , at My Local

 

Discontinued  !

 

well , I Tab Pulled ,

 

my can, successfully .

 

my review :

 

neutral oil  

 

whitefish , a bit tough 

 

with nothing else happening 

 

for me

 

MC  { Ed.:  MisterCat ] 

 

was very very interested.

 

I bought a tin of that fish, too.   Found some reviews on reddit.  My favorite:  "It tasted like the color beige." 

You encouraged me to open it.  Mashed up the skin with a little meat and some of the broth and offered to cats. Patrick sampled a bit and left.  Michael cleaned up the rest.  If it's discontinued, there's really no point in figuring out the best use of it so I'll probably give them the rest. 

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As my husband used to work in that business, I can confirm that some, but not all, TJ's products are made by the brand name company. They know how to tweak the recipe just enough. However, sometimes they wouldn't want to play (or reduce their price enough), so that's where his company came in...they formulated "knock offs" for manufacturing in alternate facilities.

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i wonder if Tj's makes anything at all .

 

they don't make Nuts , Cheese , Wine 

 

they contract out Id think.

 

sometimes they ' buy out '  the entire stock

 

of something if they think it would sell well 

 

at the given price .

 

a zillion years ago

 

in CA , where TJ's sells wine , beer , and liquor 

 

I was going to buy a bottle of GranMariner 

 

the check out clerk pointed out a very very large display

 

of an orange liquor , from FR

 

that had a completely different bottle shape

 

and was about 1/2 the price he said it was very good

 

I tried it and it was very very good.

 

since i didn't by the original GM , I did not taste them side by side

 

went back to buy a few more bottles

 

came back a day or so later for a few more

 

all gone , and that was that.

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Occasionally the frequent Flyer, in responding to complaints about discontinuances and shortages, will explain their bulk purchasing. Allowing for the deals but no guarantee of steady supply.

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On 8/11/2021 at 11:29 AM, blue_dolphin said:

My TJ's is currently offering these little St. Albans cheeses from Vermont Creamery for $3.99.  They are reportedly VT Creamery's take on St. Marcellin.  I'm always a sucker for anything that comes in a cute little crock.  

IMG_4188.thumb.jpeg.34d0196f2a30b2af51108b4251da56f2.jpeg

I put the crock into the oven while I was heating the take-and-bake baguette and it was delicious when warmed up like that. 

IMG_4187.thumb.jpeg.6b88b6833620b807b19116d288bdc2df.jpeg

 

 

I'll also give a shout-out to the Giardino Pinot Grigio delle Venezie Vivace Rose.  It's a very easy-drinking, slightly fizzy rosé.  $3.99.  Too lazy to take a photo but you can see it here on the importer's IG.

 

 

Are those little crocks glass/porcelain? They look like about the right size to put chicken liver pate in for Christmas gifts.

 

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59 minutes ago, kayb said:

 

Are those little crocks glass/porcelain? They look like about the right size to put chicken liver pate in for Christmas gifts.

 

They're ceramic of some sort.  They say freezer-oven-microwave safe on the bottom.  They're very small and hold a little over 3 oz, filled to the top.  Cute though.  I should have picked up a few more while they had them.  It's the story of Trader Joe's!

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13 hours ago, kayb said:

 

Are those little crocks glass/porcelain? They look like about the right size to put chicken liver pate in for Christmas gifts.

 

 

12 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

They're ceramic of some sort.  They say freezer-oven-microwave safe on the bottom.  They're very small and hold a little over 3 oz, filled to the top.  Cute though.  I should have picked up a few more while they had them.  It's the story of Trader Joe's!

 

I use one of them to keep some butter in, out of the fridge. But they are pretty darn small.

 

I brought home some bluefish paté from Cafe Katja the other day (they make and serve both their bluefish paté and their liverwurst in these Ball jars (eG-friendly Amazon.com link)), and they're really a perfect size for your chicken liver or other patés being gifted.  

 

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Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Bisque, in the refrigerated section (plastic container). I bought this for lunch at work (microwaved) and shared with a co-worker. Not the overly sweet flavor like usual, this was definitely savory with a noticeable taste of sage. A good stand-in since I haven't gotten into soup-making mode yet.

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