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Old Aug 4th 2021, 5:12 pm
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Picked up a couple of produce boxes this morning, so it's time to plan out a few meals.






You know I am in awe of these boxes . I love them and their price.
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Flank steak could mean a lot of things, carne asada, beef bulgogi, rouladen; sky's the limit, really. I can make room to freeze the wieners and sirloin, but should probably pick it all up and get the flank steak marinating without too much delay. If the price of beef is going to go through the roof this fall I may as well snipe deals like this when I can and enjoy now.

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I considered buying a rack and cutting and freezing chops, but I think I'll pass.
As the half full jar of mint jelly ages gracefully in the door of the fridge..






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Ive had a sudden desire for some of these




The choices have changed since I used to buy them in the duty free shop returning from holidays. "Currently unavailable" on Amazon.ca and other Canadian sites. Found a couple of American sites but they want payment by paypal which I won't do.
Amazon UK won't deliver them to Canada.

The only site I found that looks like it might deliver to me wants $25-$37 a box plus delivery, whereas the real price is about £6 (just over $10) on AmazonUK (free UK delivery if I bought 4 packs, which I'd happily do) and about $12 on the site that wants paypal.

I'm prepared to pay a bit over but not 3 or 4 times the going rate.
A Bit Of Home doesn't have them.


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Ive had a sudden desire for some of these




The choices have changed since I used to buy them in the duty free shop returning from holidays. "Currently unavailable" on Amazon.ca and other Canadian sites. Found a couple of American sites but they want payment by paypal which I won't do.
Amazon UK won't deliver them to Canada.

The only site I found that looks like it might deliver to me wants $25-$37 a box plus delivery, whereas the real price is about £6 (just over $10) on AmazonUK (free UK delivery if I bought 4 packs, which I'd happily do) and about $12 on the site that wants paypal.

I'm prepared to pay a bit over but not 3 or 4 times the going rate.
A Bit Of Home doesn't have them.
Not cheap, but free delivery if you order $200 worth, lol https://canada.desertcart.com/brands...max_price=3500

https://canada.desertcart.com/produc...oured-with-rum

Save the money, buy Pims and have a rum or brandy or something with it

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Not cheap, but free delivery if you order $200 worth, lol https://canada.desertcart.com/brands...max_price=3500

https://canada.desertcart.com/produc...oured-with-rum

Save the money, buy Pims and have a rum or brandy or something with it
I lost count of the sites I looked at but that was there. Delivery cost isn't too bad @ $20 but the individual prices vary too much. They should all be the same price but for some reason they go from $21 to $33.

Pims are nice, definitely, but it's the marzipan I like. Maybe pims and a slice of marzipan.
Perhaps I could combine a couple of Ritter bars - marzipan and rum and raisin.

Or Battenberg cake and Pims.
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I got 3 packs of these for $1.50 ea, are they any good (probably pick them up tomorrow). These are ,(according to the web) from far far away.
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I got 3 packs of these for $1.50 ea, are they any good (probably pick them up tomorrow). These are ,(according to the web) from far far away.
I like them…for Brits they are similar to Penguin bars.
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I like them…for Brits they are similar to Penguin bars.
Good to know!
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I got 3 packs of these for $1.50 ea, are they any good (probably pick them up tomorrow). These are ,(according to the web) from far far away.
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I like them…for Brits they are similar to Penguin bars.
There are several types and certainly acceptable in the absence of the real thing.

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I got 3 packs of these for $1.50 ea, are they any good (probably pick them up tomorrow). These are ,(according to the web) from far far away.
I buy these at Dollar Tree. My kids love them, especially the ones with caramel.
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I got 3 packs of these for $1.50 ea, are they any good (probably pick them up tomorrow). These are ,(according to the web) from far far away.
The Kiwis here like 'em.
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I buy these at Dollar Tree. My kids love them, especially the ones with caramel.
I'll have to look in Dollar Tree; I may have paid too much! 😅

I got a huge eggplant and a bunch of small zuchinni in a produce box the other day and I'm not really fond of either. In the past I've grilled zuchinni, and I don't mind small quantities of babaganush, and I've used both in curries made for events at work, but I may take these to the Hun and give them away today. The other things in the box make up for it or I wouldn't have bought it. The corn, leeks, lettuce, and mushrooms showing was enough to make it worthwhile, and there were 5 turnips hidden underneath. The splotch on top of the eggplant isn't a hole; just a reflection.
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I got a huge eggplant and a bunch of small zuchinni in a produce box the other day and I'm not really fond of either. In the past I've grilled zuchinni, and I don't mind small quantities of babaganush, and I've used both in curries made for events at work, but I may take these to the Hun and give them away today. The other things in the box make up for it or I wouldn't have bought it. The corn, leeks, lettuce, and mushrooms showing was enough to make it worthwhile, and there were 5 turnips hidden underneath. The splotch on top of the eggplant isn't a hole; just a reflection.
You might like Moussaka?
Funny thing with eggpant, I never found any bitterness despite the recommendation of salting them for a while. But I just read something last week that they now produce them without any bitterness.

One particular restaurant in Crete used to serve fantastic fried eggplant as an appetizer. Totally crisp, very like potato chips. I tried and failed many times and the only comfort was that so many other places on my Greek holidays also failed.

But Moussaka - fry up some leanish ground beef with Oregano, some tinned tomato, onions and mushrooms. Not too much liquid.

Slice the eggplant, put the pieces on a plate, spray with EV oil, season the slices and cook in the microwave until they've softened. They actually taste pretty good on their own like that.

Mix eggplant pieces with the ground beef mix in your oven proof dish and pour your own Bechemel sauce over and bung in the oven. Of course I use a packet mix for my sauce.

But a topping of mash or scalloped potatoes works too.

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I buy these at Dollar Tree. My kids love them, especially the ones with caramel.
Double Chocolate Tim Tams for me.
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