Thursday, June 07, 2018

The Wall Street Journal has such good grocery news

I read about Smuckers having/trying to raise its prices (which would explain why I can't get Jif on sale or $2 for 15 oz anymore). About which parts of the grocery store aren't doing well (packaged/processed foods) but what is (fresh, and also frozen). What brands are doing to make appealing frozen foods.

I won't link because it's behind a paywall anyway. But it's interesting!

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Parrot Coffee in Ridgewood, Queens: The place for olives

I've been buying a lot of olives lately from Gala Foods because they are $5.99/lb and good and I also started drinking a lot of fino sherry and I live the tapas lifestyle. I will still buy olives there, especially the spicy ones, because it is the closest grocery store to my apartment (I have 5 within 4 blocks, but it is the closest.)

But today I went to Parrot Coffee in Ridgewood, Queens on Myrtle Ave. I didn't see any coffee, but I saw a lot of eastern European foods and a lot of inexpensive olives.

Here is what I bought.
From left to right, there are sprats (which are fish), kalamata olives, alfonso olives, harissa, and tahini. And everything was cheap!

The receipt has the alfonso olives labeled wrong, but they were still $4.99/lb. There was a much bigger container of tahini for not much more, but this size will last me two years unless I learn other things to make with it besides hummus. I have never eaten a sprat.

There was also Bulgarian feta that was $2.99/lb I want to try.


Friday, April 13, 2018

What's on Sale This Week

I hope a big can of olive oil is. I'm feeling lucky, so I'm going to write about it.

Associated: Peter Pan peanut butter is. After I wrote to them complaining that it was too hard to open, they sent me a coupon for more. 2 liter bottles of Pepsi products are $1. A 12 pack of Rolling Rock is $8. But nothing really catches my eye there this week.

C-Town: Also the Pepsi, but with a limit of 2. Colavita olive oil is on sale, but it's the 25 oz bottle for $10 instead of the 3 liter can, so I'm not going to buy that.

Bravo: Bravo has Earth Day specials. But nothing I want to buy. Plum tomatoes are $0.79/lb but I don't trust them to be good.

Key Food: Orange juice is $2. I could drink screwdrivers. Why do they put peanut butter in the "Breakfast" section?

Gala Foods: Their website doesn't work right, so I had to stop in and get their circular. Condensed milk is 3/$4. I don't remember what I make with that. Rolling Rock is $8 here as well.

Eh, nothing is great this week. I'll just go to Dollar Tree and buy beans and bread.

Friday, February 16, 2018

What's on Sale - Lent Edition

I'm going to have a Lenten diet again this year because I like constraints. And fish. And cheese. And haluski. So let's see what is on sale this week.

Food Bazaar- I start here because they have the best fish section. Jumbo shrimp (16-20 count) are on sale for $10/lb. Too expensive for me, but people can make them for me if they want. A whole cauliflower is $1.48 which is a good price. Avocados are $0.88 and scallions are $0.29.

Associated- nothing really. can't somewhere have fish sticks on sale?

Bravo- a 2 lb bag of onions is $0.89. I could make vegetarian french onion soup. Jacques Pepin told me to use water instead of stock. Cauliflower is $3 here. Too expensive.

C-Town- Eggplant is $0.99. I could make eggplant parm. Or ratatouille.

Key Food- They had their lent sale last week. I dont' know what a mag melon is, but it looks like a cantaloupe in the picture and is $1.25. Oh, it's a Del Monte trademark. Panko is still on sale for Chinese New Year ($1.50/box). I made good meatballs with the last of mine.

Peter Pan Peanut Butter - I CANNOT GET IN

This is a very sad story about how I was hungry, and I just ate all my other leftovers (which was wedding soup.)

I tried to open a container of Peter Pan Peanut Butter, which I bought for 3/$5 at Key Food earlier this week. That was a price I had never seen before, and I am always hungry for peanut butter. I bought the entire 3 (which was necessary, with my Key Food card..) (Don't try to show up now. It's the new week. They have new sales.)

Anyway, the label is complicated and I can't get in. So I am hungry.

Peter Pan Peanut Butter is a good product if you're on a diet of trying to not devour things when you're drunk.

Friday, January 12, 2018

What's on Sale This Week

Some friends from school are going to come over tomorrow to eat. And they think we're going to watch a movie, but I don't know about that. I don't know what to cook though until I know what's on sale. Let's see.

Associated: Nothing.

Bravo: Nothing.

C-Town: Nothing

Green Corner: Nothing

Key Food: Nothing

Food Bazaar: Nothing

My poor friends. They're going to starve.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Storybook Wedding of Your Dreams

I love well-placed ads. I would definitely cater my own wedding.


Back in Brooklyn

I would trade 3 of the 5 grocery stores within 4 blocks of my apartment for 1 Aldi. I miss it.

Anyway, I am shopping for 2 parties. A funeral and a New Years Eve Party.

Grapefruits are half the price of oranges at Associated, 4 for $3 vs 2 for $3.

Nowhere has bags of chicken quarters like I want to make cold jerk chicken (the 3 words that describe me best).

Nowhere has blocks of cheese for cheap that I need for my cheese balls.

It's too cold (22 degrees) to travel to the distant stores. But I'll check just in case.

Oysters aren't even on sale at Food Bazaar. Clams are though. ($4.99/doz)

Thursday, December 07, 2017

In Praise of Shopping While Hungry

If you don't go shopping when you're hungry, you'll never let yourself buy $22 of anchovies. There are probably people who don't want to know how to allow themselves to buy $22 of anchovies, but they don't read this blog.


White ones: $10 for 150g. Other ones: $12 for 140g. (Both weights drained). That surprises me. I've never seen marinated anchovies in a jar before, but I thought they'd be more expensive than standard ones.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Well, it's about pickles... and Chopin

From Jezebel
his heart has apparently been “pickled in a jar of alcohol and then encased in a stone pillar.” 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Apples are $0.48/lb at Key Food

I bought Ginger Gold, which I never heard of. I put some on a grilled cheese with spicy strawberry sauce and it was good.