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Declining quality at Costco?

Generally, I look carefully at fruit and produce, if I see fruit that doesn't look fresh, I pass on it no matter where I purchase it. I bought some red raspberries this past Sunday, they were perfect.

about 7 hours ago
treb in Chains

Declining quality at Costco?

I thought the same, I've never had an issue with returning anything. I the last time I returned fruit, the person a the desk said next time throw out the fruit and just big your receipt. I did, no problems or questions asked.

about 7 hours ago
treb in Chains
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What can I do with leftover bones from a pork shoulder? (I just made pulled pork)

Those bones have given their best, not much left to them. Got a dog.

1 day ago
treb in Home Cooking
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Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2014

Autumn is beginning and Winter looming. It's a great season for hardy meals and holiday indulgences. I'll be interested to see what items come out at Costco for the last leg of 2014.

Hope everyone chimes in on what their regional Costco's are offering over the next 3 months.

Chow on!

1 day ago
treb in Chains

Draining pasta?

I have a pot colander insert, works well with no mess.

Sep 28, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

Leftover Pumpkin Purée

You an easily leave out a spice with little harm, if you're making a pumpkin bread add some ground ginger instead. Adlib and enjoy, you may create a great flavor profile!

Sep 28, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

visiting Boston after 8 years!

Not true, if you go when they open, you'll get in with no wait. I do this frequently and it's quite worth it.

Sep 27, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Just tried Kirkland Skip Jack Chunk Light Tuna, 12/7 oz cans for about $14.00. There tuna is free school caught and species specific. The tuna was like a solid and not chunk, real nice large fillet, great flavor. I use light tuna when I make it Italian style with good evoo, or in a pasta.

Sep 27, 2014
treb in Chains

Does every meal out have to be so Chowish or not?

It has to be a good value, that means good fresh food ingredients, prepared well and at a fair price. If I'm going to put calories in my pie hole, it's gota be worth the effort.

Sep 27, 2014
treb in General Topics

need seafood

If you let them know you're going to the game, they'll get you served pretty quick. I would recommend going around 330pm.

Sep 27, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

Sending a healthy (ish) gift basket or snacks to hospital staff?

Go to a nice bakery and have them make a cookie arrangement, bring or have it delivered.

Sep 27, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

ISO north-of-Boston stores with extensive wine selections

I'd call the NH state liquor store before treking to Nashua. I must say, that's an interesting combo or a semi and two other sweet wines.

Sep 26, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

need seafood

You might have better success if you attempt Daily Catch for an early dinner/late lunch, especially on a Saturday. I'd also recommend Galleria Umberto, also on Hanover St., for a slice of pizza or some of their other delights, beware there will be a line.

Sep 26, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

visiting Boston after 8 years!

Get a great pizza at Regina's in the North-end, go to Eastie and hit up Rino's for awesome Italian, stay in Eastie and get some Peruvian chow at Rincon Limeno or just up the block Jaslico's for great street tacos.

Sep 24, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

What's your favorite creamy soup base

Cream of Mushroom using half&half laced with some Dry Sherry.

Sep 24, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

Worst Cooking Disaster Thread

Scorched Bolognese, totally inedible!

Sep 24, 2014
treb in Home Cooking
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Has Home Cooking Slowed Down?

I enjoy home cooking and attempt to make several dishes over the week-end so I'll have a good choice of meals all week.

Sep 23, 2014
treb in Site Talk

Freezing Lasagna

If I have an extra pan of lasagna, I assemble and freeze without baking. Works well.

Sep 23, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

It's a about how product sells, they need to have shelf space produce. It could also be a vendor supply issue.

Sep 23, 2014
treb in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Went there today, both the Kirkland and the one I mentioned above are Grade A Dark Amber. The vintage states that it's 'single sourced', not sure if that adds value or not. I wish they had Grade B dark amber, wow would that be excellent.

Sep 22, 2014
treb in Chains

Large tins of olive oil

I get EVOO in 5 ltr cans from Italy. I transfer it to a pouring container that I keep on the counter. I also but regular olive oil, in 5 ltr cans, for frying. Buy the best that you can afford.

Sep 22, 2014
treb in General Topics

Costco (Kirkland) Italian Style Meatballs

They're good especially if you're in a time crunch and can't make your own. I doctor them up with a good marinara sauce and lots of parm.

Sep 22, 2014
treb in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

I should have checked the grade, will do this week and post.

Sep 22, 2014
treb in Chains

branzino - my dream fish!

I believe country of origin is required to be identified on the counter tag.

Sep 22, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

Market Basket-Items no longer carried?

Did you check at the customer service counter, they would know.

Sep 22, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

What can I do with whole milk powder?

Do a search on line for recipes that use it. You'll find a lot of great ideas.

Sep 21, 2014
treb in General Topics

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Just saw a vintage 2014 organic maple syrup in 750ml wine like bottles, about 18. per bottle.

Sep 21, 2014
treb in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Just picked up Roca Butter Crunch Chocolate Covered Toffee on coupon 6.99 for 28 oz. Opened up in the car on the way home, big mistake.

Sep 18, 2014
treb in Chains

Lobster's at MB for $4.99lb...

Molting Soft Shells usually happen in late July through August.

Sep 14, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area
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Red velvet cake at Costco?

Check the Home Cooking board, recent discussion on RVC there.

Sep 14, 2014
treb in Chains