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Old 07-11-2013, 07:15 PM   #321
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My favorite thing is potstickers! All ovem!
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:43 PM   #322
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I agree, the triple ginger cookies.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:39 PM   #323
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For Christmas, my younger daughter brought a tray of cheeses and crackers and some marinated mushrooms. The mushrooms were from TJ's. Marinated mushrooms with garlic. OUTSTANDING! The best store-bought marinated mushrooms I've ever had.
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:20 PM   #324
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Dang, I wish I'd known about those mushrooms before I shopped for NYE! No possible way I'll brave the crowds there today.

I bought a package of this cookie dough for Christmas cookies, and they were so good, on my last run to TJ's I bought every pack they had to freeze. I'm sure they are a seasonal item so get 'em quick! They are perfect in every way, right down to the crunchy sugar to roll the balls in before baking.

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Old 01-04-2014, 04:25 PM   #325
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Not sure if I posted these already so bear with me:

Frozen garlic cubes
Frozen basil cubes
Mesquite honey
Frozen edamame
Coconut oil cooking spray
Brie, cave aged blue cheese, gouda and smoked gouda cheeses
Freeze dried strawberries
Tart dried cherries
Espresso bean ice cream
Kalamata olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil
Toasted sesame oil

there are many others. LOL
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:27 AM   #326
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My favorite thing is potstickers! All ovem!
You can get pot stickers all over. Lot less expensive at Asian markets if you have 'em.

Here is a tip from my Chinese friend Yashan:

Put equal amounts of white vinegar (rice vinegar will do) and soy sauce in a skillet, heat up the liquid, then throw your pot stickers in the skillet and par-boil them until the noodle outsides soften. (The insides are already cooked.) Place them on a hot plate and then reduce the liquid a bit more, then pour the liquid over the pot stickers, and eat 'em up yum!

It's sure nice to have Chinese friends. This recipe is so simple and really, really good!!!
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:48 AM   #327
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Not sure if I posted these already so bear with me:
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Coconut oil cooking spray
Brie, cave aged blue cheese, gouda and smoked gouda cheeses
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Hmmm.... Coconut oil cooking spray? I'll have to look for that. I usually get their EVOO spray when I want a spray oil.

Cheese? There are only two places in the universe to get cheese: Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Market.

My favorite coffee: Trader Joe's Colombian.

Interesting alternative: Trader Joe's New Mexico Piņon coffee. It's an interesting blend of mostly coffee beans but roasted piņon nuts added.

I usually start my morning with a pot of TJ's Colombian, then eat breakfast, then have a cup of New Mexico Piņon as a chaser. I realized last night that I had depleted all my coffee except the Piņon, so today I started (and ended with that), but the Piņon is pretty mild an I prefer to start out on the harder stuff.

So my today's travels took me into the proximity of TJ's but not close enough to detour (I was on a mission) but on the way back I passed Whole Foods Market, and of course since it was only 100 feet out of my way I had to stop, and I got some Moka Java, and some Rain Forest Blend. I get only coffee beans, so I ground all the MJ and I know that will be a strong enough of a hit to start out my tomorrow.

I can chase it with some Piņon after breakfast... The Piņon is running low and no TJ Colombian at all so you know I'll have to route a TJ visit into my near future.

By the way, WFM has a slightly better cheese selection than TJ's and I recommend WFM's Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog. It's a soft cheese that I'm told is poured twice in the same day, morning and evening with slightly different blends to account for the differing conditions (to make them the same instead of having the two layers slightly different). This is the kind of cheese that you buy to eat the crust too. Sadly TJ has nothing like this at all. But happily, many of us have both TJ's and WFM's to be able to go to both.

Meanwhile I have to restock the TJ's Colombian. This has been my staple coffee for at least a dozen years, maybe two decades. IMO for a day-in day-out coffee there will never ever be any coffee better than TJ's Colombian.

And if you are a true coffee lover you MUST have your own grinder. I used to grind daily but lately I usually ground about enough for a week.

I haven't found that refrigerating the ground coffee or not makes any difference.

I have found that you definitely do not want to talk to me in the morning before I've had at least 1-2 cups of coffee! ;) Pity the poor telemarketer who wakes me up on my phone before I've had my coffee!
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:45 AM   #328
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You can get pot stickers all over. Lot less expensive at Asian markets if you have 'em.
Costco has great pot stickers. Much cheaper than those at TJs or any Asian grocery I've seen.

Ling Ling Chicken and Vegetable Potstickers for Easy-to-Make Asian Meals and Snacks

I do like TJs. frozen tamales though---- easy for the MW and for a quick Mexican food fix.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:23 PM   #329
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Hmmm.... Coconut oil cooking spray? I'll have to look for that. I usually get their EVOO spray when I want a spray oil.

Cheese? There are only two places in the universe to get cheese: Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Market.

My favorite coffee: Trader Joe's Colombian.

Interesting alternative: Trader Joe's New Mexico Piņon coffee. It's an interesting blend of mostly coffee beans but roasted piņon nuts added.

I usually start my morning with a pot of TJ's Colombian, then eat breakfast, then have a cup of New Mexico Piņon as a chaser. I realized last night that I had depleted all my coffee except the Piņon, so today I started (and ended with that), but the Piņon is pretty mild an I prefer to start out on the harder stuff.

So my today's travels took me into the proximity of TJ's but not close enough to detour (I was on a mission) but on the way back I passed Whole Foods Market, and of course since it was only 100 feet out of my way I had to stop, and I got some Moka Java, and some Rain Forest Blend. I get only coffee beans, so I ground all the MJ and I know that will be a strong enough of a hit to start out my tomorrow.

I can chase it with some Piņon after breakfast... The Piņon is running low and no TJ Colombian at all so you know I'll have to route a TJ visit into my near future.

By the way, WFM has a slightly better cheese selection than TJ's and I recommend WFM's Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog. It's a soft cheese that I'm told is poured twice in the same day, morning and evening with slightly different blends to account for the differing conditions (to make them the same instead of having the two layers slightly different). This is the kind of cheese that you buy to eat the crust too. Sadly TJ has nothing like this at all. But happily, many of us have both TJ's and WFM's to be able to go to both.

Meanwhile I have to restock the TJ's Colombian. This has been my staple coffee for at least a dozen years, maybe two decades. IMO for a day-in day-out coffee there will never ever be any coffee better than TJ's Colombian.

And if you are a true coffee lover you MUST have your own grinder. I used to grind daily but lately I usually ground about enough for a week.

I haven't found that refrigerating the ground coffee or not makes any difference.

I have found that you definitely do not want to talk to me in the morning before I've had at least 1-2 cups of coffee! ;) Pity the poor telemarketer who wakes me up on my phone before I've had my coffee!
I have a Cuisinart Grind and Brew coffee maker. I like FRESH ground just before brewing. I like Fairway fresh in store roasted whole beans. I love going in when they are roasting the beans. They have the roaster right in the little coffee and loose tea section in front of the barrels of beans so you can watch. The whole store smells like heaven.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:31 PM   #330
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I have a Cuisinart Grind and Brew coffee maker. I like FRESH ground just before brewing. I like Fairway fresh in store roasted whole beans. I love going in when they are roasting the beans. They have the roaster right in the little coffee and loose tea section in front of the barrels of beans so you can watch. The whole store smells like heaven.
I didn't know Fairway had its own coffee brand, will have to check our Fairway here.
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