cut down supermarket trips ?

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Post: # 202391Post Gem »

No probs fumanchu, happy to help a fellower isher :)

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Do you know, I would miss my trip to the local hell-hole. We go around once every 10 days or so; but there are 4 of us (two small ones) and we have neither storage space nor a big freezer to go much longer than that.

I do have an insatiable appetite for nosing in other people's trolleys, it's so entertaining seeing what sort of rubbish everyone else buys, heehee.

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Post: # 202396Post fumanchu »

:mrgreen: my husband's like that . His nose is always in other folks trollies..

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It's a fascinating hobby; and a specialist subject I hope to one day do on Mastermind!
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Post: # 202416Post Millymollymandy »

I eat tons of fruit so I HAVE to go to the supermarket every 10 days or so. Also in winter we need salad veg - no I'm not putting curly kale in my sarnies! :lol:
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:pukeright: :pukeright: :pukeright:

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Post: # 202421Post Green Aura »

Here you go MMM - deeeeeelicious :lol:

Kale Sandwich

3 large Whole kale leaves, washed and trimmed - remove stem if tough
Dash lemon juice
Dash garlic powder
2 tablespoon Dijon or spicy brown mustard
1 Whole wheat pita bread

Steam the kale for 2 minutes and drain off any liquid.
Do not chop--keep the leaves in large pieces.
Sprinkle with lemon juice and garlic powder and chill.
When ready to serve, cut the pita bread in half, spread with mustard, and then stuff with the cold seasoned kale.
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O dear god. Stoppit !

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We are lucky enough to have an online grocery store that delivers locally produced/sourced food & drinks (inc coffee and wine!). Thats where we buy all our meat, veg, fruit, milk, yoghurts etc. We have hens so have all our own eggs. I'm friendly with a lady who owns a whole food store selling suma, so I order all my tins and dry goods like beans & lentils etc in bulk from her, then just pick it up on my way to work (I work just down the street) I order flour on line in bulk from Doves - 25kg sack of bread flour at a time! After that I go to the chinese supermarket/wholesalers for things like olive oil, bulk sugar etc. I make all our jam, chutney, bread & cake etc. I do go to the supermarket occasionally - usually because my mum or someone wants to go, but I rarely make a specific trip and it's certainly not regular. The good thing is I tend to have everything in so that I can make what ever I want when I want - the down side is we need a lot of storage space!
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Post: # 202431Post Millymollymandy »

Green Aura wrote:Here you go MMM - deeeeeelicious :lol:

Kale Sandwich

3 large Whole kale leaves, washed and trimmed - remove stem if tough
Dash lemon juice
Dash garlic powder
2 tablespoon Dijon or spicy brown mustard
1 Whole wheat pita bread

Steam the kale for 2 minutes and drain off any liquid.
Do not chop--keep the leaves in large pieces.
Sprinkle with lemon juice and garlic powder and chill.
When ready to serve, cut the pita bread in half, spread with mustard, and then stuff with the cold seasoned kale.
But I'd have to go to the supermarket to buy lemons and pita bread! :lol:

And it sounds vile. :lol:
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Post: # 202433Post crowsashes »

citizentwiglet wrote:Do you know, I would miss my trip to the local hell-hole. We go around once every 10 days or so; but there are 4 of us (two small ones) and we have neither storage space nor a big freezer to go much longer than that.

I do have an insatiable appetite for nosing in other people's trolleys, it's so entertaining seeing what sort of rubbish everyone else buys, heehee.

Lack of social life? Me? Never..........
i missed the bus last sunday and had to wait an hour for the next one, with the bus stop being out side a t£e$o i have good fun watching everyone pile out with their trolleys :lol:

there was one couple who had 8 6packs of cola :shock: im lucky if i have the occasional bottle of ginger beer in a year it makes yopu concerned for there dental health :thumbright: then there was the family who brought all basics yet drove a flash car 'dad' pulled up to load the shopping. :scratch: why try and save money to spend it on a status symbol? you notice the older generation with just one or two bags ( brought from home ) with only what they need then you get the younger folk with two trolleys full to the top of shopping! now were not talking staples like large bags of flour or the kind of stuff to top up a store cupboard but pure junk, pink lemonade, chocolate, cream cakes, loads of larger :roll: the kind of stuff with a short shelf life so it makes you wonder is this there weekly shopping ?

glad to know im not the only one though :lol:

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Post: # 202447Post Green Aura »

I used to enjoy the 10 items or less queue - there was always at least one (presumably single) bloke with several bags of oven chips, a few tins of baked beans, a dozen eggs and a bottle of whisky :lol: They always looked thin and pasty - wonder why? :lol:

OH thought it looked like a balanced diet, with all the major food groups :shock: He doesn't cook much :wink:
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Post: # 202451Post fumanchu »

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: How do you store 25K sack of flour without getting weevils ? I make my own bread and use a lot of flour, but I buy 3kg bags and freeze them for 24 hours first.

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We store the flour in one of those brewing barrels with a sealing lid - means that we can't brew any wine tho! lol
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And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Post: # 202475Post irishwillow »

I live in very rural ireland and try to visit the big town as seldom as I can although I am lucky and have a rural bus that passes the end of my little road. In ireland if you are on disability benefit< have rheumatoid athritis> you get free travel on buses and trains throughout ireland and the north.That said my trusty shopping trolley wont hold a lot! I grow lots of my veg and soft fruit using deep beds set up for me by a very kind visiting relative and am on my own most of the time so dont need vast quantities! seem to buy more dog cat pony and hens food then my own! these can be delivered from ncf<farmers co op> if you pay their prices! I quite like to go to tescos or dunnes and get the marked down bargains..and it makes for variety.you never know what you may get! nd I do go to lidls! when my 4 kids were home I always made bread and cakes but now I would only eat them all myself and get fat! :? soda bread is the main here but it doesnt keep or freeze well.think I may try a sprout sandwich in the winter!

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