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Old Mar 15th 2017, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by DandNHill View Post
I found raclette at the Yummy Market on Maj Mac in Vaughan the other day. Similar in price to St Lawrence market but easier to get to. They had quite a selection of other cheeses too.
Vaughan's not easier for me but that's interesting, where was it from?
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Originally Posted by beckiwoo View Post
Really? I always thought Starbucks worked out the same or cheaper out here
The Sun would seem to agree with you. https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3082...ill-shock-you/

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Old Mar 15th 2017, 8:31 pm
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Vaughan's not easier for me but that's interesting, where was it from?
Can't remember. But I favor French over Swiss so I'm going with French. I'm heading that way tomorrow. I could stop in again if you like?
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Originally Posted by beckiwoo View Post
Really? I always thought Starbucks worked out the same or cheaper out here
A friend of mine said it was 3pound 50 for a Starbucks in the UK! I couldnt imagine paying that for a coffee here! That said I dont go to Starbucks.....usually Tims for me. I mean 6 bucks for a coffee!!! that would put it at the same price as a pint of beer and that is just plain wrong!
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Originally Posted by withabix View Post
Real good quality maple syrup (as against fake 'table syrup') actually appears to be the same price or less in the UK.

As for 'Council Tax', at my last house in the UK it was a fraction of the $6000 that I pay here in a 'standard' single family home.

The highest Band H Council Tax in the UK anywhere is less than $6000 in today's money. Even for a huge mega-mansion.
$24 a litre?
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Originally Posted by DandNHill View Post
Can't remember. But I favor French over Swiss so I'm going with French. I'm heading that way tomorrow. I could stop in again if you like?
In truth there's no real point, I'm a slave to the Olympic cheese stand.
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Old Mar 15th 2017, 11:17 pm
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In truth there's no real point, I'm a slave to the Olympic cheese stand.
Stuck in your ways eh?
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Stuck in your ways eh?
Yes. Through four marriages (or equivalents), six houses, several horses and umpteen cars I've been going to the Olympic cheese stand. I'm in a rut in that regard.

But, the people are friendly and they were super in stopping to feed piles of cheese to my autistic daughter even during the Saturday morning crush. For that they've had my custom for 30 years; I don't even look at what they have at the parvenu stand across the floor.
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The Sun would seem to agree with you. https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3082...ill-shock-you/
Interesting article.

Thanks for posting
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Yes. Through four marriages (or equivalents), six houses, several horses and umpteen cars I've been going to the Olympic cheese stand. I'm in a rut in that regard.

But, the people are friendly and they were super in stopping to feed piles of cheese to my autistic daughter even during the Saturday morning crush. For that they've had my custom for 30 years; I don't even look at what they have at the parvenu stand across the floor.
I go to Olympic too, mainly because of the flirting and cheese samples. Their stock cheddar is good too.
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Old Mar 16th 2017, 1:35 am
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Yes. Through four marriages (or equivalents), six houses, several horses and umpteen cars I've been going to the Olympic cheese stand. I'm in a rut in that regard.

But, the people are friendly and they were super in stopping to feed piles of cheese to my autistic daughter even during the Saturday morning crush. For that they've had my custom for 30 years; I don't even look at what they have at the parvenu stand across the floor.
I get that. It's not about being stuck in your ways really. It's about having a relationship with these guys. It makes sense! I think it's lovely you have been there all that time, it's lovely to have some traditions in life.

We should get together and eat raclette!!!
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Originally Posted by DandNHill View Post
I get that. It's not about being stuck in your ways really. It's about having a relationship with these guys. It makes sense! I think it's lovely you have been there all that time, it's lovely to have some traditions in life.

We should get together and eat raclette!!!
Raclette eating is always a fine idea but, be warned, I'm not keen on that drinking tea with it that they do in Switzerland. Besides, I read here that one cannot obtain decent tea in Canada.
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$24 a litre?
Decent stuff is about $35-$50 in Canada.

I took some over as a gift, only to find the same bottle was about 25% cheaper in the UK
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Raclette eating is always a fine idea but, be warned, I'm not keen on that drinking tea with it that they do in Switzerland. Besides, I read here that one cannot obtain decent tea in Canada.
I heard that too. Must be the water...

To me raclette must be eaten with a nice glass (or three) of white wine or beer!

We could finish the meal with a tarte au fromage blanc. All eastern France for me which is where I spent my teens!
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It may be that I've assimilated but fifty bucks a fortnight doesn't seem an awful lot to spend on cheese and that gets a pound and a half of raclette, two 4" camemberts, a pound of seven year white cheddar, a piece of whatever looks interesting this week and lots of PC or Balderson's extra old cheddar for cooking with. That's less than half what it costs to have a glass of plonk a couple of nights a week.

The cheese problem, as I see it, is not the cost but that there's only the St Lawrence market at which to buy it. I do pass a cheese shop on the way there but, for the difference in price on the few cheeses they have, I could take a limo to the market and back. If you're not able to go to the market, obviously not a problem from Hamilton, but certainly one from Manitoba or Saskatchewan, you're buggered.
There's a couple of quite reasonable cheese stalls at Hamilton Farmers Market in Hamilton Centre on York..

Hamilton Farmers' Market | Sam & Son International Cheese
Hamilton Farmers' Market | Jantzi Cheese

Plus Starsky's have over 600 types of cheese, so perhaps worth a visit sometime.
Starsky Food - Cheese Department

As to more expensive, it depends what you like.. I don't find things that expensive here and I don't spend any more here than I believe I would in the UK for a similar basket of food. My sister is over from the UK and said that the prices are comparable with some things costing a little more and others a little less.
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