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Old 09-13-2014, 02:11 AM   #21161
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All this talk about Costco's tasty, rotisserie chickens reminded me of the best rotisserie chicken I have had. So, I Googled to see if they were still there. They are. It's about 25 km and the parking isn't wonderful, so I haven't been there in too long. This is the place: Serrano Peruvian BBQ | The Main MTL. The lady on the left in the third picture sure looks like the lady I remember there. The sauce on that chicken was soooo good and so were the potatoes that roasted under the dripping chickens.

So, if I'm going to go that far to pick up a rotisserie chicken, I may as well stop by my favourite Italian charcuterie, La Forchetta. It's only four blocks away. The butcher/owner is a real sweety. He makes fabulous Italian sausage. I guess I have decided on trip in to town for goodies.

Why yes, I did live in that neighbourhood.
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:06 AM   #21162
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All this talk about Costco's tasty, rotisserie chickens reminded me of the best rotisserie chicken I have had. So, I Googled to see if they were still there. They are. It's about 25 km and the parking isn't wonderful, so I haven't been there in too long. This is the place: Serrano Peruvian BBQ | The Main MTL. The lady on the left in the third picture sure looks like the lady I remember there. The sauce on that chicken was soooo good and so were the potatoes that roasted under the dripping chickens.

So, if I'm going to go that far to pick up a rotisserie chicken, I may as well stop by my favourite Italian charcuterie, La Forchetta. It's only four blocks away. The butcher/owner is a real sweety. He makes fabulous Italian sausage. I guess I have decided on trip in to town for goodies.

Why yes, I did live in that neighbourhood.

I have it on the QT that they are looking forward to your return visit. They have sorely missed your presence.
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:32 AM   #21163
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Just got back from my first Costco shopping trip. I left with a rotisserie chicken, I don't know why, I don't need a rotisserie chicken. I work in a store that cooks rotisserie chicken everyday...

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That's the problem with big shop shopping. They have lots of things you don't need but have to have! Just bought 2 jars of homemade jam from a stall at the food and drink festival - Why? I have a cupboard full of jars of my own home made jam.
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:37 AM   #21164
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All this talk about Costco's tasty, rotisserie chickens reminded me of the best rotisserie chicken I have had. So, I Googled to see if they were still there. They are. It's about 25 km and the parking isn't wonderful, so I haven't been there in too long. This is the place: Serrano Peruvian BBQ | The Main MTL. The lady on the left in the third picture sure looks like the lady I remember there. The sauce on that chicken was soooo good and so were the potatoes that roasted under the dripping chickens.

So, if I'm going to go that far to pick up a rotisserie chicken, I may as well stop by my favourite Italian charcuterie, La Forchetta. It's only four blocks away. The butcher/owner is a real sweety. He makes fabulous Italian sausage. I guess I have decided on trip in to town for goodies.

Why yes, I did live in that neighbourhood.
We have a Peruvian BBQ beside my work and OMG, it's delicious! I stop there on occasion because it's pricey, well everything in that area is pricey!

At $5 I'll likely buy a rotisserie whenever I go to Costco, Rob loves roasted chicken, and we can get a couple meals out of it, pretty cheap!
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The Kirkland Plain Non-fat Yogurt is fantastic!!! Better than the brands I get in the regular stores. I stir in fresh fruit I have sweetened with a bit of honey.
Plain Greek yogurt with honey and nuts or granola is my go-to work day breakfast, that and a cup of coffee. Their Greek yogurt is $6.99 for two 32oz tubs! My store is $4.99 for store brand for one tub, and Aldi is $3.89 for one tub, so this is an even better deal than what I've been getting at Aldi.
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If anyone hasn't been a member of Costco but was thinking about being a member Living Social has a great deal right now for new members. $55 gets you the membership, a $20 cash card (gift card) and they will mail you coupons for over $100 worth or freebies, including a rotisserie chicken, apple pie, 30 roll toilet paper, etc.
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Food and Drink Festival 2014

The F&D festival is on today in the village. Lots of street stalls showing off produce of shops and the food of various cafes & pubs, smaller shops such as the bakers, greengrocers and butchers, charities which were fund-raising with food and a couple of micro-breweries. The Marple Silver Band (like a brass band but with silver coloured instruments was playing, a spanish guitarist was playing flamenco at the other end of the main street and on a side street there were several groups taking it in turns to play. There were one or two side shows for children - a sort of trampoline and bungee thing and a bouncy castle and that sort of thing.

It was absolute bedlam. You could barely move for people and they seemed to be buying food to eat in the street. I had a huge portion of paella cooked in the street by the local Spanish restaurant (very good). I bought a jar of raspberry and redcurrant jam and a jar of apricot jam from the Girl Guides (Girl Scouts to you) stall, and a punnet of strawberries and some rhubarb from the Marple Allotments stall, bought raffle tickets for a couple of local charities (and didn't win anything) and then collapsed in a heap in All Things Nice, the local deli, for a coffee and pavlova. I met several very nice dogs who were coping well with all the feet and legs and a lady I haven't seen for years sat down next to me to eat her paella.

I knew it was time to retreat for home when one of the groups started playing skiffle and I remembered the song being a hit in 1957!!!!

The F&D festival was started 4 years ago by the man who runs All Things Nice and it has been very successful. It's been very good for the local shops as it draws in people from all over the area, some of who probably didn't that so many small and specialist shops there are in the village.
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I'm about to take a nap--it's raining and I've put up 3 l of pickled cabbage, have about another 3 l "sweating," put 5 lb of tomatoes in the freezer. Still waiting for the tomatoes in the dehydrator to be "done." A nap sounds like a good idea.
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The Pirate just called me. He has a new job as Fleet Manager for a limo company. Since he does a lot of running around for the company, they are going to give him a Lincoln Town Car for his personal use. It is a car that has more than 300,000 miles on it and needs to be retired. They just bought a brand new one to replace it. They told him to take it to the Lincoln dealership and have it given a complete workup first.
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The Pirate just called me. He has a new job as Fleet Manager for a limo company. Since he does a lot of running around for the company, they are going to give him a Lincoln Town Car for his personal use. It is a car that has more than 300,000 miles on it and needs to be retired. They just bought a brand new one to replace it. They told him to take it to the Lincoln dealership and have it given a complete workup first.
I hope they are paying for the gas.
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