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Old Feb 18th 2016, 4:32 am
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Originally Posted by not2old
unusual for me, but we ran out of Olive Oil.

I usually buy several 1 litre bottles when they're on special in the $4 range.

Panicked last night, searched & couldn't find any below $5.99 1 litre

Special at today Gallo brand $4.88/litre. Picked some up - sorted

What type of oils do BE folks use?
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Olive oil. Gallo is usually the cheapest. Also Emma brand. No Name brand EVOO from the various Loblaw banners is ok too.
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Originally Posted by not2old
unusual for me, but we ran out of Olive Oil.

I usually buy several 1 litre bottles when they're on special in the $4 range.

Panicked last night, searched & couldn't find any below $5.99 1 litre

Special at today Gallo brand $4.88/litre. Picked some up - sorted

What type of oils do BE folks use?
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We don't really use oil for cooking but we do have olive oil which we use for salads or hummus. If I'm doing an Indian I'll use ghee.
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Old Feb 18th 2016, 4:37 am
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Originally Posted by Shirtback
Olive oil. Gallo is usually the cheapest. Also Emma brand. No Name brand EVOO from the various Loblaw banners is ok too.


eck!, I did not know that - thanks Shirtback

All the same, I don't know if I could tell the difference in taste between a $9.99/litre brand & the Gallo.

Further research by me is needed on this

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Old Feb 18th 2016, 5:13 am
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eck!, I did not know that - thanks Shirtback

All the same, I don't know if I could tell the difference in taste between a $9.99/litre brand & the Gallo.

Further research by me is needed on this

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Gallo passes the taste test for me. As does Emma brand (but you need to be careful about labelling: they have an "inferior" version which is packaged exactly the same as their EV offering, and taste isn't quite the same, but it's even cheaper). I haven't found Emma brand in mainstream supermarkets : I get it from "Ethnic" or wholesale places.

No Name EVOO is produced & supplied by a "Big Name" brand, only I can't for the life of me remember which one ATM.
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EVOO is good but expensive. Freshco occasionally has a good one on offer, you just have to get ahead of the Italian couple who will buy every bottle on the shelf. They will let you have one bottle if you ask nicely though, especially once they've spent 15mins explaining how good it is...
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Cauliflower is "on special" this weekend at my local Maxi (No Frills): 2.97$.
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...my local Maxi...
Now there's a coincidence. Just the other day I was trying to remember that name from our time in Longueuil.
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Old Feb 20th 2016, 4:21 am
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Cauliflower is "on special" this weekend at my local Maxi (No Frills): 2.97$.
thats a rip-off

My local ethnic store has them on for $1.88
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Boneless pork loin rib half on for $4.12/kg at No Frills, 2 plus garlic for $25.40. I can cut each into 3 pc and freeze them.
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Originally Posted by caretaker
Boneless pork loin rib half on for $4.12/kg at No Frills, 2 plus garlic for $25.40. I can cut each into 3 pc and freeze them.


perfect....
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Originally Posted by not2old
thats a rip-off

My local ethnic store has them on for $1.88
Local ethnic store. Interesting concept! I miss corner shops, green grocers, and ethnic stores, I wouldn't expect to find any around here but even Peterborough doesn't really have any, there are a couple who sell dried goods, spices, frozen things but it's a long while since I've seen fresh fruit and veg piled up outside a store!

You local store might well be my nearest!
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it's a long while since I've seen fresh fruit and veg piled up outside a store!

Lots of such stores in Toronto's ethnic areas. You've said in the past you don't like Toronto. I suspect you don't really know it.
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it's a long while since I've seen fresh fruit and veg piled up outside a store!

Lots of such stores in Toronto's ethnic areas. You've said in the past you don't like Toronto. I suspect you don't really know it.
What does my like or dislike of Toronto have to do with anything? Thanks fir the reminder I did see some fruit and veggies in Chinatown. Still don't think much of Toronto.
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Since moving I am finding decent deals that one could only dream of in Squamish....

1 dozen eggs at Safeway 1.50 last week, bought 2 as that was the limit, should have went back later and bought 2 more, but got busy and forgot.

Would never see that in Squamish.


I am finding Safeway to actually have some pretty decent deals on certain things, and they mark things 30-50% off where in Squamish Save On never did, so have picked up meat several times 50% off, got a pork loin that I cut up and got 6 servings from for 2.20 after the discount.

Obviously have to cut up and freeze right away since they are near their sell by date, but no biggie.


Produce at Safeway has pretty decent prices as well, much of it on par with Wal-Mart but better quality and shopping experience.


Seems since Sobey's bought Safeway they have brought in low prices, Safeway used to be a total rip off place to shop.
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Since moving I am finding decent deals that one could only dream of in Squamish....
Good to hear.
Obviously have to cut up and freeze right away since they are near their sell by date, but no biggie.
Also be prepared to have it (or some) the same day. Whatever you had planned originally can be postponed. This reduces the need to find freezer space and, maybe, forget what's in there.
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