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Food in the time of a pandemic


haresfur
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46 minutes ago, JeanneCake said:

@heidih yes. This weekend i have 21 wedding cakes, and 4 events with just petite pastries or a plated dessert.  It's always busy the week after July 4th due to vacations that people plan around resort wedding destinations. 

 

Yes, I am more tired than I can  remember being and I haven't forgotten those %$#& hot cocoa bombs last December to give you an indication of just how busy this week is.  And people still call to see if there is a chance they can get something for the next day.....nit to mention the bride who called Friday afternoon to say she wanted to check in about her cake. 

Of course, can you remind me of the date again? 

Sunday.

The 18th? I ask

No. This Sunday. The 11th. 

 

WTF?!

 

Because doesn't everyone think a cake will magically appear when it hasnt been ordered or paid for? 

(Yes, we are making it happen and yes she paid.  A lot.)

Oh my! Yu are admirable and we are your cheerleaders.  Take care of yourself.

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  • 2 months later...

Just when I think food supplies are back to normal, it seems everyone is out of Schweppes Bitter Lemon Soda. Tragic.

 

We are into a period of on-again and-off again lockdowns (currently out of lockdown) with a 5 km travel radius allowed for essential services unless they are not available within that distance. That doesn't get me to a big chain supermarket but I do have a closer Aldi and IGA. Don't tell anyone but I have a few legitimate excuses to go into the CBD and have been known to buy groceries or takeaway coffee while I'm there (of course I would never just sneak in, shh!).

 

I can get drinkable coffee nearby from Skip's Skateboard Shop. Heck of a nice guy who supports the community and skateboarders of all ages.

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It's almost never bad to feed someone.

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I’m having issues with instacart. The app claims to deliver within in 2 hours or so but when I check out forget it. It’s at minimum best a days wait. I’m wondering if this is a result of the Delta variant. 

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8 hours ago, haresfur said:

Just when I think food supplies are back to normal, it seems everyone is out of Schweppes Bitter Lemon Soda. Tragic.

 

It's funny you mention this.  We have a houseguest right now that drinks Schweppes diet tonic water and vodka.  I started a month ago trying to find it.  Online it was ridiculously expensive.  I ordered some--again a month ago--and it still isn't here.  Anyway, I went to the big city grocery store and they didn't have any either.  He had to settle for Canada Dry diet tonic water.

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5 hours ago, MetsFan5 said:

A bartender last night told me there’s a glass shortage; they’re not getting certain Mexican liquors and beers despite placing orders. It’s always something. 

PA LCB is rationing certain liquors due to supply issues

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