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Post by polgara on 18th May 2010, 5:50 pm

In the veggie shop today I bought 2 bags of large soft local vine tomatoes for 35p each. Result several pots of tomato puree which actually tastes of tomato.

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Post by polgara on 1st June 2010, 5:18 pm

Blue plastic box (the big one) full of lovely mushrooms £1-99. Local veg shop.
Soup made & in freezer.

Pork joint that will do OH & I for 6 meals each, £8-99. Says it is english & has the little tractor on. Offer in Morrisons.

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Post by polgara on 29th June 2010, 3:25 pm

Today a nice big bag of fresh peas for 35p which I am just going to shuck & put in the freezer.

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Post by polgara on 6th July 2010, 5:26 pm

Today a bag of local tomatoes for 35p, cooked down & in the freezer.

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Post by chickenofthewoods on 6th July 2010, 5:58 pm

Speaking of fresh peas we got two big bags yesterday from the bargain bin. They've been shucked and blanched for the freezer and the pods are in the bucket to make some nice white wine. Lovely!

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 6th July 2010, 6:08 pm

the pods can also be boiled up to make a lovely delicate stock for pea and salmon/prawn risotto. I often sautee a handful of peas in butter and a splash of white wine and mash them and run them through the risotto to give it a delightful greenish tinge (sounds iffy but looks lovely, esp al fresco)

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Post by Dandelion on 6th July 2010, 6:44 pm

Ooohhh, that sounds lovely: I may have to grow some peas next year

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 6th July 2010, 6:48 pm

We had this very meal day before yesterday. Some home-cured salmon with juniper chucked on top at the end. It was very nice.

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Post by Pork on 6th July 2010, 7:27 pm

I like using my peas for pea, broad bean and mint risotto. I too use the stock from the pods but often to make soup or for the next batch of risotto.
Sadly I chossed up my veg patch this year when FIL was ill and died so the grand total of produce has been 1 broad bean pod and about 10 pea pods. Hardly enough for a family of 4. Better luck next year.
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Post by Aberlemno on 6th July 2010, 7:56 pm

We are fortunate to have a cheap fruit and veg place down near town, and when stuff is needing using VERY fast (or even past it!) they will put it out for £1 a tray. Today I got a tray of red and yellow peppers (about 20 in all), 2 trays of apricots (11llbs total weight) and a tray of small peaches (7lbs total weight). I have spent all afternoon processing them and have a lot less room in the freezer now!

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Post by polgara on 21st July 2010, 10:50 am

£ nice ham bones today. Enough for a salad, sandwiches & whatever else I can think of, bonus time some really thick stock for soup.

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Post by polgara on 30th July 2010, 10:48 am

Not exactly bargain bin, but certainly SALE time.

OH was in our Pound Stretcher yesterday & they had some single burner portable gas cookers. All in a nice carry box. £9.99 reduced from £11.99. Gas cans for £4.99 for 4.

Now we have no BBQ or open fires it will do me for the emergancy that will surely come at some time. a+

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Post by polgara on 19th October 2010, 10:59 pm

head of celery 25p

2 bunches of leeks 50p Chopped & in the freezer

1 bag of OTT tomatoes 25p cooked & wizzed & in the freezer

Nice green grocer!!

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Post by polgara on 9th November 2010, 5:59 pm

Bag of OTT toms 25p, cooked, blitzes & in the freezer.

Big pack of lamb bones £1.37, enough to make 2 stews with enough meat on them, to be meaty as well. 1 stew already cooking for tomorrow, will add dumplings in the morning. Yum

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Post by chickenofthewoods on 10th November 2010, 9:25 pm

For some reason I decided to have root about in the local flea-pit second hand shop today.

Found a brand new campingaz party grill minus the box but in all important respects complete. It looked like rather a useful bit of kit for emergency backup situations on account of the large stable cooking area so I though it was worth risking the purchase. Cost me £3.00.

I just looked it up online to check if everything was there and discovered that it's between £35 and £60 retail.

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Post by Hathorite on 11th November 2010, 8:41 am

special at abel & cole for chicken wings - still pricier than I'd get at the local market (I can get 3 bags of the things for £2) but means I'm sorted for making buffalo wings and stock for quite some time now.


Went to the past-date grocer this week and grabbed two punnets of huge pears for £2 which child is eating his way through happily, loads of oranges for juicing for £1, carrots for same and also apples (trying to give my immune system a boost). I'll have to visit there more often but I can only get there if a mate of mine drives me.
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Post by polgara on 30th November 2010, 10:45 pm

Got another large bag of tomatoes saved 2 for frying for brekkie tomorrow, the rest cooked & blended down for soup/sauce & in the freezer. Yum

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Post by polgara on 30th June 2011, 3:38 pm

Managed to buy 2 smallish joints, 1 beef & 1 pork, cut them half & slow roasted one of each, the rest went into the freezer, we now have 2 nice meals with cold meat

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