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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:50 pm

... and stracciatella is ...? ;)

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Stokey Sue » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:15 am

Renée wrote:... and stracciatella is ...? ;)

Cheese strings with attitude :lol:

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Petronius » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:52 am

Yesterday our fishmonger had bought in 50k of lemon sole. Bought six for £12. Four are in the freezer, two we had last night. Lovely.

He does supply local restaurants so I'm sure they will all go.

Not much good to the rest of you, I'm afraid.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:17 pm

Oh thanks, Sue! I would never have guessed! :D

What a lucky buy Dennis. I am so envious. :( Obviously they must freeze down well, otherwise you wouldn't be doing it! How do you wrap them for the freezer?

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Petronius » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:41 pm

Renée, Sam put two in separate plastic bags, straight in the freezer in those bags. We've done that for years. Never a problem.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:36 pm

Thanks very much, Dennis.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Gillthepainter » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:56 am

OOoo, lucky you Petronius.

How did you have the lemon sole last night please?

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Petronius » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:00 pm

Gillthepainter wrote:OOoo, lucky you Petronius.

How did you have the lemon sole last night please?


With about three/four slices each of sauté potatoes done in the oven - goose fat. Plus, a serving spoonful of frozen peas.

Lemon sole - on a baking tray with olive oil, lemon juice, herbs and a slice of tomato to add colour.

If we've been over eating in the week, sometimes we'll have it without potatoes.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Gillthepainter » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:29 pm

Nice cooking!

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:22 pm

Definitely!

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Petronius » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:11 am

Why thank you. :oops:

Here's a halibut one I made earlier.

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Sometimes I marinate in wine, oil and herbs. Occasionally add bread crumbs.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:26 pm

Oooh, lovely Dennis! I like your use of dill. Have you ever tried growing it?

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:54 am

Fish fish fish fish fish.

I love it. Thanks for the delicious photo.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Petronius » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:25 am

That's fennel Renée, we've a couple of plants in the garden, they don't spread but if not cut back they grow to about three feet with very fine fronds.

We both like fish Gill, I'll go over to the 'eating' thread to continue.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:42 pm

Thanks for the info. about the fennel, Dennis!

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Sakkarin » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:47 pm

Dear me, Tesco own-brand butter is now up to £1.45 from 89p not so long ago, Comte is up to £3.00 from £2.00, coffee beans up from £2.00 to £2.29.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Renée » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:53 pm

Yes, there was a warning that butter prices were going to increase, but that's a lot!

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:05 am

Coffee seems to be going through one of its periodic price hikes as well, though I note the Alg haven't put their prices up yet, maybe I should stock up,

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Gillthepainter » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:51 am

Food seems to be becoming a luxury item with these price increases.
Like running a car.

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Re: BARGAIN BASEMENT

Postby Lusciouslush » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:35 am

What's driving me mad is the sneaky way they're reducing sizes - Tesco in particular is very guilty of this - lots of usual 500gms down to 375gms etc. - no price reduction, but they do take the stuff off the shelves for a while & then reintroduce them back in smaller sizes as ' New'

And don't get me started on loo rolls...........!!

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