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Old 03-12-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
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Great Food Shopping Day

I had two very good experiences today. First I found a full service butcher and deli about a mile from my house. They have a cool name too, Sir Loins :) Their meat selection looked very good and there deli options were decent. For deli they do not have as big a selection as the supermarket, but their prices are better and they do have the basics. I liked how they asked what I was cooking with the things I was buying. I will become very good friends with the people at this shop!!!

The next good thing that happened was I found that my supermarket now carries ugly ripe tomatoes. They taste much better than the other tomatoes they have been carrying lately.

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UGLY ripe tomatos??!!
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Old 03-12-2005, 05:38 PM   #3
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Yeah that is what they are called and they really are ugly. They grow in Florida and I know a while ago some bigwigs in FL decided that they did not want to let ugly ripe growers sell their tomatoes outside of FL because they did not look pretty and would give FL a bad name. Can you say stupid? I am glad that it seems that the tides have changed and we can now get these delicious tomatoes that actually taste like tomatoes, not flavorless pieces of red stuff.
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I have never heard of them. I wonder if they have those where i live?
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Old 03-12-2005, 09:47 PM   #6
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Great article Rainee!
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:05 PM   #7
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we get them here now too, but the on-the-vine ripened organics (sorry lugaru) are just as good.

the butcher sounds great gb. my parents always had a milk delivery - a milkman, and also patronized the butcher in town. for the few cents extra, you got better service, better quality, and kept a good person in business that cares about their customers.
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I have not seen them here but we get the "vine ripened" that are very good. However I can't wait to grow our own. Yummy! I love tomatoes with fresh ground pepper and celery salt.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:54 PM   #9
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We get them here but they are called ugli tomatoes. Speaking of a good day shopping, the store where I shop ran a promotion where you get a certain % off a future order based on how much you spend during the qualifying period. With the 20% discount, BOGO's, sale items, coupons I paid $118.16 for what would have cost $217.58. I was pleased:) .
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I think when I leave the cookin' biz, to be a rock star...think I'm gonna start a band called "The Ugli Tomatoes"
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