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Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

Just read a quick article, salt is used to prevent bacteria from growing as part of the cleaning the catch process. Appears to be quite logical.

29 minutes ago
treb in Chains

What is a better/easier way to cook chicken than the grill?

Roast in the oven on high heat, will be tender and juicy with crisp skin .

about 1 hour ago
treb in Home Cooking

Can I use white organic bazmati rice past its expiration date?

I've have a bag of bazmati that is years old and fine.

about 1 hour ago
treb in General Topics

No Sundried Tomatoes at Costco??

Oh that's smart, why not just write a comment to either the Costco website or at the store, they do listen and respond. It'll get a lot farther to stay positive.

about 1 hour ago
treb in Chains

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

A brine consists of H2O, there is no mention of H2O on the label. AHHHHHHHHHH......SOOOOOOO who says salt isn't necessary to keep the product fresh, got some facts to back up your 'pumped' claim. I haven't seen you post a reference to that yet. Also, I'd like to see you come up with facts regarding Costco's product quality. Curious, what's your beef with Costco, can't stand a company that offers great product and pricing and that is also a great place to work. Your volley!

about 1 hour ago
treb in Chains

Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

Just checked while at Costco, Frozen Shrimp ingredient list states shrimp, salt. That's it! I think it may be best if you invest time by going to Costco and verifying what they sell before bloviating about what isn't.

about 20 hours ago
treb in Chains

Good and cheap with no fridge.

In this case, competition is good and welcome, there are a lot who need help, especially with receiving a meal. Keep up your effort, even feeding a few is bigger than you think. You'll be blessed for your effort.

1 day ago
treb in General Topics
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Good and cheap with no fridge.

Yes, there are a lot that will not enter shelters or soup kitchens and will still pick trash cans for food before eating the lunch we gave them. They always seem to want to save the food we gave them for another day. Also, most have some type of mental disorder or other illness and we need to remember that.

1 day ago
treb in General Topics
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Gloucester

The Causeway, Lobsta Land are two possibilities.

1 day ago
treb in Greater Boston Area

turning out Tarte Tatin

If you keep it in the pan, you'll need to warm it up to get it out of the pan without it becoming a disaster.

2 days ago
treb in Home Cooking

Getting into Island Creek Oyster Bar

Take the pressure off you and go as early as you can.

2 days ago
treb in Greater Boston Area

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

These employees are receiving no pay, truly amazing and very loyal, give them a few bucks as well.

Jul 24, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

I think with his being becoming public, the deal is probably close to done. ATD most likely has all his resources ready.

Jul 24, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

Effect of Market Basket stoppage/boycott on inventory of other chains?

I usually stop by MB for small stuff and can wait till this drama is over. I'm not going to patronize, excuse me get robbed, S&S, Shaw's or Star, Wegman's et al. MB has the best all round, sale or regular, prices.

Jul 24, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

Second Date - tasty but not too pricey

Regina's. It'll be busy but, nice to walk around after in the NE with the festivals.

Jul 24, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

Breakfast near airport

For a couple of bakeries, Spinnelli's in East Boston, about 2 minutes from rte 1a. Also, in Revere, heading to rt 1 north, is Esposito's Italian bakery.

Jul 23, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

"Cooking Block" What Do You Do?

In Intervention is necessary, you need to go to a nice restaurant and order something, hopefully a great choice, you'd never make at home. That'll get to go'in!

Jul 23, 2014
treb in General Topics

Cutting Lasagna

I always try to let it set up over night in the frig, just warm up and easily cut. It also tastes better the next day.

Jul 23, 2014
treb in General Topics
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Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Both stores in MA and NH

Jul 23, 2014
treb in Chains

Good and cheap with no fridge.

Usually when we prep lunch bags we also add items from the Dollar Store like soap, tooth paste and a tooth brush, wipes, personal tissues packs etc.

Jul 22, 2014
treb in General Topics
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Costco Frozen Shrimp (Bagged) from Vietnam

I looked at the bags of shrimp and scallops today, nothing that you state is noted on the bag. Agree with mcf below.

Jul 22, 2014
treb in Chains
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Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Interesting, I've purchased peaches for the past 6+- weeks, including today and have not received any notices. What region are you in.

Jul 22, 2014
treb in Chains

Should I get a Costco membership?

Get the limit increased, I did with not hassle. I also pay in full each month. I get the same AMEX customer service and fraud protection as well. Last year the cash back paid for a set of tires for my car and the Costco Executive cash back paid for my membership plus a nice load of Costco product.

Jul 22, 2014
treb in Chains

What NOT to buy at Costco's

I'd rather eat chips, bacon and cashews and die early, than eat that stuff.

Jul 22, 2014
treb in Chains

Blueberry Buckle

The ones from NJ are sweet and huge this year but, I still like the smaller Maine variety.

Jul 22, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

Discrimination in Restaurants - does it influence where you dine?

If I, as a customer, personally have knowledge that the est is discriminating etc, I would not patronize. I do know that there are a lot of line cooks, food prepers etc are not only minorities but, most are very talented and good at what they do. In fact, the real heart beat of the est. Also, it's no picnic to work in the restaurant bus.

Jul 22, 2014
treb in Not About Food

Good and cheap with no fridge.

I understand where you are coming from, any attempt to get wholesome food is good but, think like a homeless person. If you are given a lunch bag, chances are that you will keep it as long as you can before consuming. Most homeless will rely on food shelter programs, picking trash cans for bottles, food scraps, pan handling etc as part of their daily routine before eating that lunch bag. Believe me, I've worked with many shelter and support orgs, they know the homeless very well. They recommend that lunch bags designed for the homeless to take with them after they leave the shelter or soup kitchen should contain shelf stable products.

Jul 22, 2014
treb in General Topics

Good and cheap with no fridge.

Like, protein bars, dried fruits which are excellent, nuts, things like pop tarts that are sealed, cookies etc, probably a lot of good choices that have a long shelf life.

Jul 22, 2014
treb in General Topics

What NOT to buy at Costco's

Yup, also most electronic stuff. They instituted this policy after TV's were being returned after the Super Bowl games and computers used for years then returned for new ones.

Jul 22, 2014
treb in Chains

Should I get a Costco membership?

What benefits. Costco AMEX comes with cash back that's number 1 for me, they give 2% cash back on travel related purchases and dining. it does have a credit limit which I like and there's no fee which I also like. Other than that, it works for me. I still don't see a downside for the membership or AMEX card.

Jul 22, 2014
treb in Chains