What produce/ingredients did you buy or obtain today?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Food Discussions' started by morning glory, May 3, 2018.

  1. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    We often get posts about ingredients or produce bought, received or otherwise procured by members. So, I thought perhaps we could start a regular thread similar to What did you cook/eat today (May 2018)? but showing or listing ingredients we bought or otherwise obtained. It could be your on-line shopping or a trip to a food market. Or perhaps the produce from your garden or your spoils from a fishing or foraging trip.

    It would be interesting to see or hear about the raw ingredients and perhaps know what they cost in our various locations. It could just be your everyday shopping. Its all interesting!

    So I will start. Here is what I bought on my little shopping trip today to the local Asian mini market:


    Clockwise from the top: Mr Naga pickle (super hot!), glass noodles, kerala (bitter gourd), black pepper papadums, curry leaves, limes, Scotch Bonnet chillies, green mangoes.


    Self evident - the sesame seeds are for The CookingBites Recipe Challenge: Sesame Seeds

    Here is what all the above cost. Good value by your countries prices - or maybe not?
    Cost = £16.34 or $22.21 American dollars, $29.55 Australian dollars or €18.55

    Last edited: May 3, 2018
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    BTW - I don't really know what Moth Beans are....
  3. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    SE Florida
    Pretty good money wise. We've found the ethnic markets tend to have better prices for their products than the chain grocery stores.
  4. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member

    Shropshire, UK
    My wife came back from town with a bag of monkfish cheeks. The easy option will be to turn them into scampi and knock up a tartar sauce.
  5. The Late Night Gourmet

    The Late Night Gourmet Über Member

    Detroit, USA
    I like this. But, if this is to be a feature, we should set up some rules. For instance, what you showed was interesting because the ingredients are intriguing. I started listing "what I bought yesterday", and I realized that a lot of it is was just a grocery list of common ingredients. This is what I started before realizing that:

    All Purpose flour
    serrano peppers
    brussels sprouts
    cheddar cheese
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  6. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member

    Shropshire, UK
    Nice ingredients. All the makings of a fruity pancake (or fruit salad), add some eggs and a pretty awesome omelette.
  7. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I know - but I wasn't sure if people will participate so don't want to set up too many rules yet. I wasn't suggesting members should list everything they bought, received, foraged, caught or harvested. Although I confess to be fascinated by other folk's shopping lists, however mundane.
  8. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Today the only thing I obtained was a pack of Aldi frozen oven chips. Now that is mundane. Do you have frozen oven chips in the USA? I expect you do - that is probably why we have them here!
  9. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    Last week, the western food produce that I ordered but did not receive:

    1 No Pork pie - Bht 85.00
    1 kg Pork sausages, thin - Bht 260.00
    1 kg Cod fillets - Bht 250.00
    250 gm Dry aged fillet steak - Bht 175.00

    Currently Sterling 1 = Bht 43.00.
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  10. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    On Thirstday my wife went to the slightly upmarket supermarket for potatoes, sourdough rolls and parsley and came back with this:

    TOPS BILL 030518.jpg

    Admittedly the outlet has been suffering lately from major roadworks outside both of its entrances/exits so is not tending to restock perishables at the present time.
  11. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    Today's bill (from the not so upmarket supermarket).

    BIG C BILL.jpg

    I am struggling to get to grips with the point of this thread. However......
  12. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    There is no point any more than there is a point to the what did you eat today thread. Its just that members accasionally post in general chat or miscellaneous about something they bought or were given, caught, foraged etc and I thought maybe it would give such posts a home. Its also interesting (to me at any rate) to see prices around the world. Your bills look really expensive but that is only because of the high numbers in the prices. I'm sure they are actually really cheap.
  13. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member

    Shropshire, UK
    short ribs.jpg
    Jacob's Ladders (short ribs of beef) for tomorrow's lunch. These will be brined overnight and cooked low and slow (6 hours plus) in red wine, beef stock along with some veg.
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  14. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    I bought some prawns to make prawn toast and some chickpeas to make humour for a picnic tomorrow.
  15. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    This erroneous predictive text is up there with and strangely similar to @SatNavSaysStraightOn's - see here.

    A picnic is such a great idea given the weather. Take pics if you can!

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