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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.

about 9 hours ago
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.

about 14 hours ago
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.

about 14 hours ago
treb in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

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

about 14 hours ago
treb in Chains

branzino - my dream fish!

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

about 14 hours ago
treb in Greater Boston Area

Market Basket-Iterms no longer carried?

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

about 15 hours ago
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.

1 day ago
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.

1 day ago
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

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Their butter is still lower priced than the supers, good flavor, I use unsalted. Even Kerry Gold is cheaper than the supers regular stuff.

Sep 14, 2014
treb in Chains
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Lobster's at MB for $4.99lb...

WOW, MB has some great deals going on. They also had on the vine tomatoes for $.99 per pound.

Sep 14, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

native strawberries at russo's

Can I sell you a bridge.

Sep 14, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

Long cooked, but disappointing soup stocks

I think you're over cooking. Do you roast the bones, necks, feet first.

Sep 13, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

lemon bars

Try these, very tasty and a good balance of tart to sweet.

http://www.marthastewart.com/859428/l...

Sep 13, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

Market Basket, Thoughts

I was in a store next to a Shaw's so I went in and it was like a ghost town.

Sep 12, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

A question about apple cake (with some "scientific" background)

Depends on the texture you're looking to achieve. I like a little bit to the fruit.

Sep 12, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

Idiot Proof Lobster

Steam them in salted water and maybe a few lemon halves, don't boil, in your pot about 5 min per pound.

Sep 12, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

Market Basket, Thoughts

I've experienced the opposite, lots of 'happy' customers, fully stocked store, busy registers. Oh, back to their great prices.

Sep 12, 2014
treb in Greater Boston Area

Need seasonal side dish for a pot luck

Cube up the eggplant, sautee lightly, add to marinara sauce, add almost fully cooked pasta, grated parm, cook in the sauce for a bit and add a finish of chopped parsley and some evoo.

Sep 09, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

Carrot greens

Take a look at this website, interesting.

http://www.thekitchn.com/5-ways-to-ea...

Sep 09, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

Fluffy Bechamel

You may have cooked to long. Thickening can happen very quickly.

Sep 09, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

Pressure cooker question

Not cooked long enough, probably at least another 20 mins.

Sep 09, 2014
treb in Home Cooking
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Which would rather have? Great Food or Great Service in a Restaurant?

Great food, I care about service but, that can be improved with training. Food is the core of the establishment.

Brown sugar sub--light for dark in creme brulee recipe

I sub light brown or dark a lot, works fine.

Sep 07, 2014
treb in Home Cooking
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IS IT SAFE TO EAT THEM?

They're gonners, toss them.

Sep 06, 2014
treb in General Topics

Minimum Wage Impact on Restaurant (especially FF) Prices

OK, you gave the minimum wage side of the equation now, is the sandwich the same size with the same ingredients, meat weight, bun diameter etc.

A good example of changing dollar items can be seen at both Mickey D's and Burger King, neither have a one dollar double cheese burger and that's just do to food cost increases. Both are at least 30% higher.

Sep 06, 2014
treb in Not About Food

Overthinking

Ah yes..... the mind and how it can wander from reality into a complex nightmare! When I cook, I prevent this from happening with a glass and open bottle of wine on the kitchen counter.

Sep 05, 2014
treb in Home Cooking

When do you send back a steak for being under/over cooked?

Interesting, I had a similar experience where I ordered a rib eye steak rare, the steak was so thin it came out well done. By the time I got the attention of our waiter, and based on where others in the dinner party were with their entree's, I told him to take it back and not bring a new steak. I just ate some bread and nibbled on my remaining salad.

Sep 04, 2014
treb in General Topics