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View Diary: Better Eating Through Better Shopping IAN 4-10-2014 (52 comments)

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  •  I am lucky to have an old fashioned meat market (11+ / 0-)

    just down the street from me.  It's now a third generation business.  I can't afford to shop there often and I don't eat that much meat, but I know that when I do need something, I can go there with confidence.

    It only got to 54 last night and we're looking at rain and 65 today.  I'd whine about the rain except that we really need it.  Right now, I can hear the robins chirping away outside.  Must not be raining yet.  :-)

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 03:23:36 AM PDT

    •  Best part of a butcher shop is being able to order (10+ / 0-)

      something and have it cut into small portions, or even to just order a 1/2 pound of ground meat.  All of my local stores offer the best prices in "jumbo" packaging.  I saw a nice (small) steak recently and was getting ready to ask for it when I saw the pricing; 8$/lb  if you bought one, 6$/lb if you bought two.
      There was only one small one, but next time, I may ask the butcher to cut a big one in two and give me the lower price.  Can't hurt to ask.  

      If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

      by weck on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 05:53:39 AM PDT

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      •  You're right. (5+ / 0-)

        I can't hurt.

        Some of the "old country" recipes that I have require the meat to be ground twice: first coarsely, then finely.  My grandpa and dad used to do it at home, but I'm not into that.  I can go up to Johnny's and they'll do it any way I want.  :-)

        -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

        by luckylizard on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 09:57:14 AM PDT

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