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Favorite grocery shopping tips?

 
 
Reply Thu 3 Sep, 2009 05:25 pm
Grocery tips are helpful when your trying to save some money. What are some of your favorite tips when you grocery shop?

Here are some tips that might be useful when purchasing leafy greens. For the complete article visit Edit [Moderator]: Link removed

High quality greens will ensure that your salad is fresh and full of flavor. When selecting your greens reference the following guide for assistance; it has information on how to choose the right produce and what to avoid.

Leafy Varieties

Butterhead " Select Butterhead Lettuce by searching for small, round, loose formed heads with thick leaves. Butterhead Lettuce should have pale green outer leaves and pale yellow inner leaves.

Kale " Kale should have dark-green colored leaves with loosely formed heads. The edges of the leaves should be frilly with slight bluish purple or white color.

Iceberg " Quality Iceberg heads will be moderately firm with thick, pale green leaves. A good test is to scratch the stalk and smell the lettuce. A sweet or bitter smell means a sweet or bitter flavor.

Leaf Lettuce " Leaf Lettuce can be green or red in color and should have thick “crumpled” leaves. Avoid Leaf Lettuce that has thin, wilted leaves and brown spots near the stalk end.

Radicchio " When looking for Radicchio be sure that you get a product with deep-red to purple leaves and crisp white veins. The heads should be compact with fairly thick leaf edges.

Watercress " Select bouquets of Watercress that have crisp dark green, dime-sized leaves with 8” to 10” stems. You may find them displayed in a container of water at the supermarket.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 3 Sep, 2009 05:38 pm
@yummofood,
If youre on blood thinners however, limit your intake of dark leafies.

1NEVER do your food shopping when youre hungry, otherwise you will come home with a pickup bed load of "gourmetcrap" that noby will eat.

Buy all your foods from the OUTSIDE rows of a supermarket (That was in Pollards book and its a goodie tip). All the **** garbage food resides in the center of the supermarket.
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sullyfish6
 
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Reply Thu 3 Sep, 2009 05:45 pm
Went to Sam's Club today with the intention of buying salt and getting a presription filled.

$288 later, I'm out the door (doesn't count script)

Lesson:
1. make a list and stick to it.
2. Don't go shopping when you are hungry
3. Don't go shopping before grandkids come over.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 3 Sep, 2009 05:56 pm
@sullyfish6,
Good tips, anywhere. For Sam's, specifically, it's a good place to buy meat. In can be a truely great place for over-the-counter medicines, and condiments. Canned goods are not worth the bother, unless you are already in the store, they have exactly what you want, in the exact quantity you want.
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