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Old 02-01-2013, 02:53 PM   #41
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The is another online resource available for spices, herbs, and blends. Savory Spice Shop in Colorado is excellent. I shopped there religiously until we moved down here, and I still head back there when I go home to visit. Walking into the store you are slapped in the nose with all of these wonderful aromas - it's something I really miss.

For most anything I want down here aside from the basics I have to bring it myself. Since anything like that is imported, it's also expensive for just ordinary seasonings. I've been carefully doling out the last of my supply, and I won't be able to get more before this summer.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:36 AM   #42
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The is another online resource available for spices, herbs, and blends. Savory Spice Shop in Colorado is excellent. I shopped there religiously until we moved down here, and I still head back there when I go home to visit. Walking into the store you are slapped in the nose with all of these wonderful aromas - it's something I really miss.

For most anything I want down here aside from the basics I have to bring it myself. Since anything like that is imported, it's also expensive for just ordinary seasonings. I've been carefully doling out the last of my supply, and I won't be able to get more before this summer.
We have one of those locally too, really nice owners! Penzey's is on this side of town, so I go there more.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:22 AM   #43
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I once went grocery shopping with a young woman who bought a bunch of frozen "TV dinners". She saw the look on my face an said, "It's cheaper than restaurant food, when I'm too tire to cook."

I'm sure that applies to a lot of that convenience chopped onions, etc. I wonder if people notice that stuff like that is usually coated in preservatives.
True chopped onions and such are more costly. But when you break an arm and it tskes months for the pein to leave you you do the thing that is easier I know I did and still do at times. there are many times after dialysis i'm so tired I have to sleep for several hours so things already cut up for me help so much I don't by tv dinners but I do use some convience foods. Which I rinse off before using
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:46 AM   #44
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I hope you are not rinsing your frozen pizzas, kadesma!
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:50 AM   #45
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I hope you are not rinsing your frozen pizzas, kadesma!
Not on your life. I don't buy or indulge that's the DH's job I make my own I can't handle those things. I don't have a problem with people who like them but I like starting from scratch and building Yummy.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:55 AM   #46
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I'd like to make pizzas from scratch more often, but making pizza dough is not in my cards, especially when I like thin crust. Any recipe I have tried has always produced too thick of a crust.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:21 AM   #47
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I'm sure that applies to a lot of that convenience chopped onions, etc. I wonder if people notice that stuff like that is usually coated in preservatives.
This product does not contain preservatives. And preservatives aren't automatically a bad thing. They simply keep food fresher a little longer.

http://www.groceries-express.com/Web...20Ore-Ida.html
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #48
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We have one of those locally too, really nice owners! Penzey's is on this side of town, so I go there more.
I wasn't aware that they had grown so much. The store in Littleton CO where we used to live was the 2nd one (met the owners there several times), and I thought that their brick and mortar stores were still just in Colorado. Seems like I learn something every time I visit this forum.
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This product does not contain preservatives. And preservatives aren't automatically a bad thing. They simply keep food fresher a little longer.

Groceries-Express.com Product Infomation for Ore-Ida Chopped Onions Fresh Frozen" 1312000473
That's great that at some of the convenience food doesn't have anything but food.

Uhm, not all preservatives are as benign as you seem to imply. I'm not saying that all of them are evil. I was mostly pointing out that the convenience may have a price, more than the extra $$.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:52 PM   #50
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A lot of the convenience food market is a well-crafted marketing campaign. This was how the food industry got people shifted in the late 1940s-1950s to feeding their pets commercially produced pet food. The first dry dog food was the sweepings from the floor of a company that produced cereal. When food coloring was added to cereal, it was also added to dog food to make it more visually appealing to those buying it. Other than service dogs, I've never bumped into a dog grocery shopping. The convenience food industry spends over 10 billion dollars/year marketing convenience foods to children and adolescents. Children don't grocery shop, but they sure influence what their parents buy. And, there are more and more studies linking obesity to convenience foods. Before 1990, obesity was considered to be because the person was lazy. Now obesity is recognized as a societal issue that does not stem from laziness. There seems to be a trend for shift-workers to be more prone to obesity (odd hours, eating from vending machines, etc). I stay away from convenience foods because I can control what goes into the bread I eat, the soups I make, etc. I can have something on the table with little effort in 30 minutes or less not relying on convenience/prepacked food. Yes, it takes planning and a good time to prep is on the weekend when one has more time.
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