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Re: Panic buying

Postby MagicMarmite » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:38 pm

What do you usually pay and how much are they now??

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Re: Panic buying

Postby jeral » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:18 am

MagicMarmite: Until the lockdown, six large free range eggs were £1-ish. Now they're £2-£2.50. I should add that they are now specific brands on sale. (Organic are dearer.) In the corner shops, the same are usually £1.29-£1.39 and still are.

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Re: Panic buying

Postby smitch » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:21 am

I haven't noticed a price difference, just stock issues. I always buy organic eggs, unless I pass an egg stall locally.

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Re: Panic buying

Postby PatsyMFagan » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:23 am

Jeral, are you in a different country ?

I can get at least free range eggs from my corner shop (as well as a surprisingly good choice of flour as discussed on another thread :thumbsup ), but there was no organic eggs delivered with my online shop. I must confess at the moment to not even checking prices.
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Re: Panic buying

Postby Earthmaiden » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:16 am

I think that different people's experiences depend on how much they have been going out. If you are happy to, or allowed to, go into corner shops and a variety of supermarkets you have far more variety than if you have been relying on deliveries or click and collect from one place.

My Sainsburys click & collect orders have been very poor for eggs, flour, yeast and various other things. There have been eggs all along but mostly mixed size boxes and not as cheap as before. It's only since I have ventured further afield that I've seen these things in abundance (and not always in shops I'd want to go into!).

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Re: Panic buying

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:54 am

I have found that eggs from the same suppliers are the same price as previously - Morrison’s even had 15 packs of their own free range British eggs on offer

However, when they are shortages sometimes only the expensive ones were available - I went to the supermarket once and only the pricey Clarence Court eggs were left on the shelves

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Re: Panic buying

Postby Seatallan » Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:35 pm

No problem with eggs here (local farms sell them as well as us having rakes of farm shops, etc) and we can get flour too (but again, from the local farm shops/food halls and local village shops rather than the supermarkets, which still have a shortage).

For some reason, none of the local supermarkets have Bramley apples (or cooking apples of any description) at the moment. Weird. You wouldn't think it was the time of year for a run on cooking apples would you?
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Re: Panic buying

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:41 pm

It’s early summer- do cooking apples keep past Easter? I think you switch to rhubarb and gooseberries because there aren’t any more

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Re: Panic buying

Postby Seatallan » Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:02 pm

Could be I suppose, though it's been fine until this week. Its for elderly neighbours (we're shopping for them as well as us). I shall look out for some cookers when I'm next in vicinity of shops and see if I have any luck.
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Re: Panic buying

Postby herbidacious » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:11 pm

Ocado have delivery slots for non-priority customers now... First since just before lockdown. They had flour and fresh yeast earlier today. I booked a slot for two and a half weeks hence. All teh French things (at marked up prices) added to my longing to go to France, prices or otherwise.

I have a Sainsbury's delivery coming on Thursday. Earlier this evening, they had yeast but no flour, but will be checking again tomorrow. They ran out of pine nuts earlier this week. (I have the facility to make lots of pesto with my many basil plants... if I have pine nuts :) Althlugh I suppose I can use cashews if I get desperate.) Ooh need to add garlic to my list.

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Re: Panic buying

Postby KeenCook2 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:46 pm

Herbi, ground almonds can also be nice in pesto, if you haven't got any pine nuts.

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Re: Panic buying

Postby Seatallan » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:44 am

And hazelnuts! I made a patch of wild garlic pesto with ground toasted hazelnuts and it was wonderful. Cashew nuts work well too.
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Re: Panic buying

Postby Suelle » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:22 pm

My daughter used pumpkin seeds in her pesto, after finding her pine nuts were out-of-date and rancid.
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Re: Panic buying

Postby herbidacious » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:02 pm

I know you can use other things, but are they just as nice? :)

There's only one way to findout... :)

I do love pinenuts though.

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Re: Panic buying

Postby liketocook » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:08 pm

I use walnuts in pesto as I usually have those in the cupboard. I find they give a good result. Lightly toasted breadcrumbs also give a good result.

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Re: Panic buying

Postby Sakkarin » Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:19 pm

KeenCook2 wrote:ground almonds can also be nice in pesto, if you haven't got any pine nuts

Both Tesco and Lidl's jars of "Pesto" have only 1% pine nuts (the rest is cashew at a fraction of the price). That's just 3.6p's worth, if you take Tesco's 100g pack of pine nuts at £3.60.

1% of a 190g jar is 1.9g - if anyone with some pine nuts in the cupboard could weigh them, I'd be interested to find out how many pine nuts you get in 1.9g. 7 maybe?

At factory prices it's probably only 1p's worth. Swizz.

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Re: Panic buying

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:10 pm

5 x 10 pine nuts (rather small ones) = 5 grams

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Re: Panic buying

Postby Earthmaiden » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:38 pm

Cashews are quite commonly used in bought pesto. A friend's grandson had a nut allergy but tests eventually showed he could have pine nuts. He was so excited as he'd always longed to try pesto. Granny didn't know that pesto often has cashews and didn't read the label...
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Re: Panic buying

Postby Sakkarin » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:29 pm

Blimey, that's two and a half jars of "Pesto" there, Sue!

Oh dear on the nut allergy story :-(

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Re: Panic buying

Postby herbidacious » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:14 pm

Well if you are going to do it yourself, you might as well do it properly (if you can).

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