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Grocery Outlet usually carries a selection of spices, though often times they are no-name brands.  Then again, I’m not sure what “name” brands are vis a vis spaces or whether it would make a difference.  Are there lower quality nutmeg trees?  In any case, today I found a number of Nash Brothers Trading Company organic […]

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The Safeway in downtown San Leandro offers children a free cookie from their bakery.  This is a great strategy by Safeway, not only does it create good feeling on parents but it means that kids rae eager to actually go grocery shopping with the parents. Parents shopping with kids are more likely to buy stuff […]

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Betty Crocker Warm Delights are individual-sized cakes, cookies and brownies that you prepare at home in your microwave.  The bowls come with a small package of cake mixture, to which you add water.  Then you put it in the microwave for about a minute, and top it with ready-made fudge from a packet included in […]

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I’m not a frozen food fan, but sometimes I want something that is quick and easy and cheap and frozen food is /it/.  Today, for example, my original plan for dinner was to make Cajun jambalaya, but we went to the movies, and then to the supermarket, and then it was too late to cook […]

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I just came back from Grocery Outlet with a beautiful glass bottle of Himalaya Pink Salt. According to the bottle, Himalaya Pink salt, a product of Pakistan, was originally “formed from marine fossil deposits over 250 million years ago”. The rock salt tastes like salt to me, but I’m not a salt connoisseur. Still, for […]

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Flat Iron steak

Flat iron steak is a newish cut in America that has become popular at posh restaurants.  There are only 4 flat iron steaks per cow, so it’s not a cut that you can often find at supermarkets (though Safeway sell them pre-packaged).  They were on sale for $4 lb at Lucky’s this week so I […]

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I got this pasta sauce at Grocery Outlet ($2 for a 17.6 oz box) because I was looking for a higher-quality pasta sauce to go with a dish I was making for dinner.  This sauce, made in Italy, contains all natural ingredients: tomatoes, tomato paste, sweet red peppers, evoo, anchovy paste, salt, parsley, garlic, sugar […]

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Orange Beef is the latest product from Hart Food Products, a small mom & pop frozen food company that seems to mostly distribute through Grocery Outlet.  I had tried their Orange Chicken before and I had been less that impressed, but it was another kidless night when I didn’t want to cook and, if nothing […]

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With the kids out of town I haven’t been cooking as much as I normally would, which means I’ve been relying on whatever frozen food I find at Grocery Outlet.  That’s very much of a hit and miss, but as far as frozen food goes, Red Baron by the Slice Pepperoni Pizza ($2 at GO) […]

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Today I found a package of Island Wok brand steamed pork buns at Grocery Outlet and decided to give them a try. I LOVE pork buns, and while these were a bit expensive ($4 for 6 3.5 oz pork buns, about the same price you can get freshly made ones at your local Chinese restaurant), […]

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