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Old 02-27-2005, 04:19 PM   #21
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Cool :) Let me know what you think.
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Old 02-28-2005, 04:10 PM   #22
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norgeskog that sounds delicious! I will have to look for that sauce next time I am there. I think the way your prepared it is a great idea.

Another good sauce they have it their General Tsao sauce. I was pretty impressed. A lot of times at Chinese restaurants I am disappointed in their General Tsao's so i was a bit skeptical to try Trader Joes version. It was really pretty good. It was not overly sweet and had a little bit of a kick.
Coincidence????? GB I went to Trader Joe's on Saturday and guess what??? They were demonstrating Tsao with a new fresh vegie they had - sugar snap peas, bok choy and snow peas in same mix, added onion and the sauce, wow was it good, and yes I got a bottle and anxious to try it. I did not get the vegies however, as it was fresh and too much for me to eat before it spoiled. But I can get the same vegies in bulk so I can buy what I need and do the same thing, either with chicken or pork. MMMMM
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Old 02-28-2005, 04:15 PM   #23
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That is so cool. It was meant to be :)
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Old 03-01-2005, 05:48 AM   #24
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I am very encious of all of you with a Trader Joe's nearby. There isn't one store in all of Florida. :(
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Cool :) Let me know what you think.

GB, I tried the General Tsao's sauce yesterday. I stir fried a chicken breast and then added the sauce. I let it simmer just a minute or so. Then I spooned it over hot rice and sprinkled it with green onions. It was very good. Not too spicy, but also not too sweet.
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:16 PM   #26
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I am so glad you liked it! I love that it is not too sweet.
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:13 PM   #27
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Has anyone tried Trader Joe's Roasted Pepita Simmer Sauce? I bought a jar the other day and was just curious if anyone else has tried it.
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Old 03-03-2005, 01:07 PM   #28
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Found one about 15 minuts from my home. I need to pay this place a visit.
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Old 03-03-2005, 01:53 PM   #29
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I haven't made it to Trader Joe's yet. Are the sauces you folks mentioned actually a Trader Joe's brand? I'd love to try the General Tsao's sauce!
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Old 03-03-2005, 01:56 PM   #30
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Who was General Tsao, anyway?
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Old 03-03-2005, 02:00 PM   #31
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Who was General Tsao, anyway?
Here ya' go mud, just what you asked for--an article called "Who is General Tsao and Why are We Eating His Chicken?"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp...9302-2002Apr16
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Old 03-03-2005, 02:00 PM   #32
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Are the sauces you folks mentioned actually a Trader Joe's brand? I'd love to try the General Tsao's sauce!
Yes they are actually trader Joe's brand. Well actually the General Tsao's is under the Trader Ming name :)
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Thanks, PA. And to think it came from my "home" newspaper too - how did I miss this?
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Good stuff, GB! I'm a General Tsao's freak but the closest Chinese restaurants do a mediocre job, unfortunately. That reminds me, I made the sauce myself once and it turned out pretty close to the real thing. I think I posted the recipe but I'm not sure. I'll try to hunt it down.
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Old 03-03-2005, 05:13 PM   #35
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Has anyone tried Trader Joe's Roasted Pepita Simmer Sauce? I bought a jar the other day and was just curious if anyone else has tried it.
I saw this the last time I was there, SierraCook, but could not put the two flavors together, pepita's are the center part of a pumpkin seed. Let me know how it tastes and if you like it. I will be going there again next week probably, so I would consider trying it if you liked it.
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Has anyone tried Trader Joe's Roasted Pepita Simmer Sauce? I bought a jar the other day and was just curious if anyone else has tried it.
I saw this the last time I was there, SierraCook, but could not put the two flavors together, pepita's are the center part of a pumpkin seed. Let me know how it tastes and if you like it. I will be going there again next week probably, so I would consider trying it if you liked it.

I will try it this weekend and let you know what I think.
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No way! I didn't know we had a TJ's in Columbus! The Easton location is only a 15 minute drive from here. Thanks for the post, Norge! 8) Most of the supermarkets around here are embarrassingly inadequate.
DC did you ever get to TJ's? How did you like it??
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:43 PM   #38
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I'm afraid I haven't, Norge. I'm having some mechanical problems with the "Danger Ranger" and I don't trust it to go too far. TRUST ME, once I get the problem fixed (vacuum hoses I'm told, whatever those do), heading to TJ's is a top priority! I'm tired of shopping at the local Kroger!
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:50 PM   #39
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I'm afraid I haven't, Norge. I'm having some mechanical problems with the "Danger Ranger" and I don't trust it to go too far. TRUST ME, once I get the problem fixed (vacuum hoses I'm told, whatever those do), heading to TJ's is a top priority! I'm tired of shopping at the local Kroger!
OK DC, just checking.
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