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Old May 4th 2015, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by MegSnow
My food bills are astronomical at the minute as I've only just moved here and am building up the pantry. I have to say I don't find food shopping more expensive than England which probably says more about the UK than here. We can afford to eat steak each week (we're in Alberta which helps!), we buy in bulk at Costco and this makes the meat cheaper. Cheese is horrendously expensive especially considering its plastic, the cheese monster that is DS refuses to eat it so we treat him to the proper stuff we find in Costco. Dried herbs and spices are expensive so we took a trip to an Indian grocery store and stocked up. Fruit and veg are in better condition than the UK. Obviously it's not as cheap as Lidl or Aldi but I don't mind paying a few cents more than Tesco for better quality. All in all not as expensive as I thought it was going to be but we did move from Portsmouth which seems to think it's London with the cost of things. I think if you come from Wales, Scotland or the north of England you will find it expensive here. I think the challenge for me now is to menu plan and stick to a budget!
We are from Scotland and don't find it too bad,I try to eat steak 2-3 times a week haha,it is so much better than that chewy stuff you get back in the UK.
I didn't find I saved too much in costco,with 3 girls in the house they tend to hammer into everything and anything that they can get their hands on.
We just shop in Walmart now.
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Originally Posted by not2old

Don't usually do much sausage, will buy only on special from a local butcher non spicy Italian sausage meat at $1.99/Ib for 'make your own sausage patties or rolled tubes and for meat balls. In a bowl, just add a number of eggs to the amount of meat as needed (one egg for each pound meat), seasoning, breadcrumbs (filler), any green leaves chopped. Make as many as possible, bag freeze them. Use as needed.
Bloody hell, I just paid $2.30 per 100g for sausages.
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Originally Posted by not2old
boneless pork loin on special this week at $1.99/Lb ($4.44/kg).

We have pork loin on sale too, 14.31/kg. The flyer claims to be a sale price.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
We have pork loin on sale too, 14.31/kg. The flyer claims to be a sale price.
Mini sausage rolls were on sale at our local Safeways.
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Originally Posted by Oink
Bloody hell, I just paid $2.30 per 100g for sausages.
would that have been for the one sausage from the food truck outside Earls?

$23/KG for 'pig in a poke' is way too much
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would that have been for the one sausage from the food truck outside Earls?

$23/KG for 'pig in a poke' is way too much
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Genuine Cumberland sausage?


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If only transportation was cheaper, seems I need to buy my groceries in the east based on the prices being posted on some of the replies.

Wal-Mart charges more out west on some things looking at flyer in ON vs BC

Watermelon 5.97 vs 6.97

Bell peppers 3 pack 2.97 vs 3.47

Corn on cob 5 pack in ON for 2.97 (0.59 ear approx) BC 67 cents each, no packs of 5.

mangoes 16 pack 9.97 vs 11.97

5lbs potatoes 1.47 vs 1.97

Pears 1.67/lb vs 97/lb

Salmon not sure, they sell it per kg in ON and per 100g in BC

But appears cheaper in ON at 21/kg vs 2.76 per 100g.

Astro yougurt $2 ,vs 2.47 (same size 650-750g)

24 pack 500ml water 2.97 vs 3.97

Canned tomatoes 1.00 vs 1.27

Sizes are the same except where noted.


Sugar comes to the same price pretty much 1.97 for 2kg 3.97 for 4kg.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Yes, they're a bit spendy but worth it. They loads of stuff that really good for picnics including big pork pies.

Good old Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy - Oyama Sausage Co.
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Yes, they're a bit spendy but worth it. They loads of stuff that really good for picnics including big pork pies.

Good old Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy - Oyama Sausage Co.
Oh my Goodness! Drooling .
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Originally Posted by SchnookoLoly
Also, I paid more attention to the tenderloin I bought this week.
It's in Superstore's flyer this week $10.99 a lb. It looks glorious.

On your personal recommendation(!!) I'm going to get some.

Are you feeling any pressure?
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It's in Superstore's flyer this week $10.99 a lb. It looks glorious.

On your personal recommendation(!!) I'm going to get some.

Are you feeling any pressure?
Slightly! Tenderloin is certainly my favourite cut because it has a bit of fat through it but the meat is the most tender and tastiest. As long as you barbecue it to a perfect medium rare and preferably season it with Montreal Steak Spice, you should have a glorious dinner ahead. I recommend it with veg skewers (I do mine with aubergine, courgette, peppers, red onions, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes), and a barbecued sweet potato.
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Originally Posted by SchnookoLoly
...As long as you barbecue it to a perfect medium rare and preferably season it with Montreal Steak Spice...
We're all too scared of the barbie after not using it for so long. Even the rare times we did use it my wife was the cook; I was never keen...although I didn't object to eating

This is a bit daft and embarrassing but it's only in the last few months I've discovered what a difference it makes to a beef joint to have it roast on a high temp for half an hour and then reduce the temp for the rest of the time.

I've been spreading wholegrain mustard over them before cooking.
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We're all too scared of the barbie after not using it for so long. Even the rare times we did use it my wife was the cook; I was never keen...although I didn't object to eating

This is a bit daft and embarrassing but it's only in the last few months I've discovered what a difference it makes to a beef joint to have it roast on a high temp for half an hour and then reduce the temp for the rest of the time.

I've been spreading wholegrain mustard over them before cooking.
I highly recommend the Montreal Steak Spice, any grocery store has it. Sprinkle it over all sides of the steak. Mmmmm delicious.

How were you planning on cooking the steak if not on the barbecue? It's surprisingly easy to do it on the barbecue, about 4ish minutes on either side for a medium rare, depending how thick. I cut mine about 2 inches thick and it's more like 5 minutes on each side, or thereabouts...

(Given circumstances I appreciate you may not want to barbecue it!)
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