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Old Aug 3rd 2015, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by HGerchikov
We grow our own strawberries and rhubarb - a terrific pie combination
I had 2 strawberry plants out front this year, lots of flowers but only 3 berries so far, but not the most ideal place to grow stuff.

The tomatoes did well though.

I have pumpkins growing at my mother in law's but with the heat and lack of rain it's been problematic keeping them in good shape, but I have 4 pumpkins on the vines currently, one is pushing 10 pounds, the other 3 are about the size of an apple.

Have some corn growing over there as well, not ready for picking yet and no idea how good it will be or how those will turn out.

If I had the land my MIL has 1/2 acre and mostly all with good sun, I'd have the whole yard growing food....
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
I had 2 strawberry plants out front this year, lots of flowers but only 3 berries so far, but not the most ideal place to grow stuff.

The tomatoes did well though.

I have pumpkins growing at my mother in law's but with the heat and lack of rain it's been problematic keeping them in good shape, but I have 4 pumpkins on the vines currently, one is pushing 10 pounds, the other 3 are about the size of an apple.

Have some corn growing over there as well, not ready for picking yet and no idea how good it will be or how those will turn out.

If I had the land my MIL has 1/2 acre and mostly all with good sun, I'd have the whole yard growing food....
Could you not build somewhere to live on her land, or wouldn't that be allowed? I'm thinking 'tiny house living'.
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Originally Posted by Siouxie
Could you not build somewhere to live on her land, or wouldn't that be allowed? I'm thinking 'tiny house living'.
Squamish doesn't currently permit tiny houses (there is a local push to get the district to zone and permit it however.)

She still has a mortgage on the property so getting the lot split is not an option at the moment.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Never make peach pie since peaches a small fortune, but I make apple pie every so often, nothing like a home baked pie.
These were $16 per 20 lb box, I brought back 4 cases for friends and 2 cases for me to give away and eat. After I take some for the staff at work tomorrow there'll only be 7 or 8 lbs left to deal with so I won't have to worry about them going bad.
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Siouxie - Costco also sells an excellent Cambozola! One of Mr Schnooks' favourites. (And mine now that I can eat soft cheese again! YAY!)
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Originally Posted by caretaker
These were $16 per 20 lb box,
Less than a $ a pound. Impressive.
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Sobeys this week (3 days only) Pork Chops $1.88 lb. Packed in sixes.

Bought two packs yesterday, total $12. Ziplocked them into 3 bags, so three meals @ $4 each time for the four of us sorted.
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This weeks grocery shop.

3 Boneless tenderloin pork chops**

Boneless loin chops**

2 chicken breasts***

3 salmon steaks 6.23**

Pumpkin Seed Oil

2 packages of frozen fruit**

4 banana's*

1 pound of grapes***

Bag of oranges***

milk***

eggs

bread

cereal**

bag of carrots**

1 bell pepper**

1 cucumber

4 tomatoes

2 boxes of mac and cheese

Total 88.33 and that is with the savings card, saved 17.77 off the shelf price...lol


Cheapest item on this list was the mac and cheese 1.00 per box.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Total 88.33 and that is with the savings card, saved 17.77 off the shelf price
My Sobeys receipt showed a spend of $70 with a save of $60.
Of course I would never have spent $130 for the same items another time, nor would $130 have been the total price another time (more likely around $100) but it does show the benefits of spending a few minutes looking at the flyer each week.

12 Corn cobs for $2.98 back at Superstore.
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My Sobeys receipt showed a spend of $70 with a save of $60.
Of course I would never have spent $130 for the same items another time, nor would $130 have been the total price another time (more likely around $100) but it does show the benefits of spending a few minutes looking at the flyer each week.

12 Corn cobs for $2.98 back at Superstore.
not bad at all, some good bargain prices Bristol

Sobeys in these parts is one of the more pricey stores as is Metro/Dominion

Our local 'Foodbasics' store this week have 12 corn on the cob for $1.97 & lean ground beef for $2.99/Ib

We can price match, so it'll be from the local no frills or Freshco/Price chopper, together with other grocery items that will match the flyer price from the other stores
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Sobeys in these parts is one of the more pricey stores
Here too. Certainly more than Superstore/Loblaws.

But there's always significant stuff cheaper there than Superstore.

The proverbial "grocery basket" will probably be cheaper at Superstore nine times out of ten, but using both is cheaper again.

Not always practical, some say, but both the main Superstores here have a Sobeys just a few minutes away. By bike, on foot, bus or taxi it's easy to cover both in a week. Easier by car.
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Originally Posted by SchnookoLoly
Siouxie - Costco also sells an excellent Cambozola! One of Mr Schnooks' favourites. (And mine now that I can eat soft cheese again! YAY!)
Good to know - thanks! Sadly I don't have Costco membership...

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JS @ post 323 "Salmon steaks", you'd mentioned somewhere previous your dislike of anything fish - are you now able to eat it?
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JS @ post 323 "Salmon steaks", you'd mentioned somewhere previous your dislike of anything fish - are you now able to eat it?
My wife eat's salmon, tuna, trout, sardines, oysters, and so on. You name it as a sea food item and she likes it.


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My Sobeys receipt showed a spend of $70 with a save of $60.
Of course I would never have spent $130 for the same items another time, nor would $130 have been the total price another time (more likely around $100) but it does show the benefits of spending a few minutes looking at the flyer each week.

12 Corn cobs for $2.98 back at Superstore.
Corn was for 79 cents per ear, haven't had any good deals yet this year, just the usual price.

I'd never have bought most of the items had they not been on sale, if it's not on sale, I don't buy it...lol

I don't check flyers as we only have 1 store worth going to, but I do look for the sale tags they place on the shelves for the items on sale and the items that give you bonus points, so I rarely walk out without a large amount of bonus points and a 20-30 savings on the receipt.

If we had more coupons like the US has, I could save more, but the coupons we get are never for things we buy and rarely for food items...

Save On lets you redeem points for things like free milk, free ground beef, potatoes, eggs and a few other basics, so I save points for the lean times when money is short, and use them for those items so we can get food still.

Usually they have a spent 35 dollars and get 375 bonus points, so I can get a good amount of points pretty quickly.

We do go to Nesters for meat though, they have best meat prices, sometimes as much as half the price of Save On, but their dry goods and produce cost more.

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I could make a filet of venison pocket stuffed with salmon and oysters that a lot of other people would probably like. "The Cordon Bleu Must Go Through!"
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