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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby zookeeper » Jan 11th, 2013, 6:52 pm

Is there imitation?
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby grammafreddy » Jan 11th, 2013, 7:09 pm

zookeeper wrote:Is there imitation?

idk

Saffron is hugely expensive!!! Like gold almost. I don't even know where one would buy it - other than off the Net.

What does it taste like?
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 11th, 2013, 7:39 pm

You can buy saffron at some ethnic grocery stores. It's also available at Bulk Barn ... $8.99 for a 1g package.

http://www.bulkbarn.ca/en-ca/products.h ... ch=saffron
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby zookeeper » Jan 11th, 2013, 8:02 pm

grammafreddy wrote:idk

Saffron is hugely expensive!!! Like gold almost. I don't even know where one would buy it - other than off the Net.

What does it taste like?


I saw it in the grocery store for something like $18 a tiny tube, I got a bag for $6.99 at the Italian market. It is hard to explain the taste, google says a woody taste. It adds a sweetish flavour which compliments the potatoes (i used the yellow flesh). We use it in soup a lot too, kind of adds a zing to even a chicken noodle, just a pinch mind you.
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby grammafreddy » Jan 11th, 2013, 8:07 pm

Thanks, zoo. I'll have a look around here and if it isn't too expensive, I might try it. Was that $6.99 pkg powdered or the threads?
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby zookeeper » Jan 11th, 2013, 8:58 pm

I have never seen it in a powder, it looks like this.


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It adds a nice golden color to food too. Sorry, google said a hay like flavor, I don't know I haven't ever tasted hay. True though, per weight saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. It is supposed to have health benefits as well. I shared that bag with my mom and it has lasted for months.
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby WeatherWoman » Jan 11th, 2013, 10:38 pm

grow your own :sunshine:
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby fluffy » Jan 13th, 2013, 3:56 pm

Perogies and mystery sausage from the discount section at the Wholesale Club.
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby Captain Awesome » Jan 13th, 2013, 4:15 pm

Mystery Sausage = awesome name for an adult film.
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby Queen K » Jan 13th, 2013, 4:22 pm

I bought the Johnsonville Chili and Cheese sausages today, 30% off at Extra Foods. Might have them with rice tonight, or heck, mashed potatoes.
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby WeatherWoman » Jan 13th, 2013, 4:33 pm

Steak, Oven Fries and some sort of Veggie
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby Bsuds » Jan 13th, 2013, 7:47 pm

Meatloaf, veggies and half baked potatos
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby WeatherWoman » Jan 13th, 2013, 7:49 pm

Bsuds wrote:Meatloaf, veggies and half baked potatos

what is a half baked potato? You don't like them fully baked?
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby Bsuds » Jan 13th, 2013, 7:53 pm

Cut em in half, smother em with garlic butter/margarine and they only take 20 min to cook in the toaster oven.
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Re: What's for dinner tonight?

Postby GordonH » Jan 13th, 2013, 8:09 pm

Cheated.......... went with take-out

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