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There is no such thing as a great cupcake

Thank you for the thread. Cupcakes are the abomination of what make me embarrassed of America. Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with cupcakes, they have there place, but that is at home making them with kids. To pretend they are a pastry or some high art form is ludicrous.

How, when and why (if) you started drinking your coffee black

Some people enjoy the bitter taste and some really dislike it. Honestly I love the bitterness of good coffee. I think for a lot of people it is an aquired taste. However if you need to add a large amount of cream or sugar, have you ever thought maybe coffee wasn't the drink for you? Maybe tea, hot chocolate?

Cash only eateries

With eating out being as expensive as it is, I think they should all accept credit cards. I mean really who carries cash any more.

What foods do you order online?

I would have to say spices and coffee/tea. Especially ethnic specifics. I often find that online stores not only have a better price but often are fresher than most my local ethnic markets.

Economizing on food costs

For economizing you cant get any better than old beans and rice. As boring as that is, if more people in the US knew how to cook them they may be better off. And you can extend this to getting higher quality rice and various dried grains and bean. Another thing that has been helping me a lot is veggies at the local farmers market. I can buy a fridge full of veggies for about $20.00 a week, with great variety. Meat is so expensive I can only go for bulk chicken breast anymore. Costs have almost made me a vegetarian,

Honey Crisp Apples

$2.99 is a little much, hit your farmers market they should be somewhat cheaper. But yes they are worth it. I stumbled upon these beauties last week at the farmers market, they were huge had to try them. So far they are the best apple I have ever had.

Portland farmers markets during late fall/winter

Thanks Leonardo. I was checking out the PSU market online. Thank you also for the directions you just saved me a bunch of time.

Portland farmers markets during late fall/winter

Hello everyone.

I live in Hillsboro, OR and rely on the Orenco Station Farmers market currently for my produce (best quality, best price, and closest).

Well they will be finishing by the end of this month and I am looking for some alternatives for the winter months.

I believe I saw a couple in downtown area that go till December, can anyone point me in the direction of a good one that is close to the Max?

Also, whats a good local place to get produce after that?

Thanks in advance.