Shopping around the world


Well I have been awol..and remiss in blogging for not quite a week and yet it seems like forever..i haven’t been well but am fine now and look forward to attempting to catch up…urghhhh so again Bacon and I are at the shops..this time with a healthier trolley…

This is an interesting one as always the fruit and veggies will be very different due to seasonality..i always try and buy in season as the quality is superb and believe it or not whatever is in season is usually what your body needs for the time of year also..and the costs should be better…

So let’s grab a trolley..and some running shoes and head to the shops..

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First on the list is Apples…I love Pink ladies…they are crisp..sweet and a bit tart..i love them fresh..stewed and of course I use them with Grannies to make my award winning Apple Pies and cakes..

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Pink ladies this week are $5.99 Aus kilo..they are not really in season and can get down to a much better price in February..my Apple trees are waking up from winter at the moment..

Strawberries…love them ..love to make jam from them when they are in season..which they aren’t at the moment..
Strawberries

A 250gram punnet is on special this week for $1.99 Aus

Carrots I love too…and they make great cakes πŸ™‚
This week they are $3.29 a kilo..still a bit pricey!
Carrots

Beans are next..and boy have they been expensive!! I prefer fresh and love them steamed and then tossed with some garlic and sautΓ©ed mushrooms..but the prices have been up to $12 Aus a kilo!
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I buy green round beans..and in the right season I love broad beans..double peeled and tossed in pasta with some lemon zest and pancetta…

This week they are $9.89 a kilo Aus…

Lettuce…wow what a variety now..when I was little it was only iceberg available…and for some reason I would eat the leaves with a sprinkle of sugar??? yuk!!
I usually buy a lettuce mix with rocket and other goodies..
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This week iceberg lettuce is $2.69 Aus each..
Funny the lettuces grow best in winter ..
Now on to our random choices…
My random Fruit is an all time fave ..Blood orange or cara cara..such a beautiful fruit..i make a lovely blood orange curd tart..too die for ..only available for about three minutes a year it seems and on my tree list to buy.

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This will be my morning tea..
At $6.39 a kilo Aus this week…worth every bit..
And my random vegetable is the Celeriac..
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What a bizarre knobby and weird looking veggie..but I love them..they make a delicious puree with roasts after simmering until tender in some milk..yumm
This week they are $5.59 Aus each!
So that is this weeks list..thanks so much for sharing your shopping experience with Bacon and myself..and I will get around to visiting you all soon…lots of news and things happening and very much on the hop

45 thoughts on “Shopping around the world

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  2. So glad to see you’re doing better as well Bev! We must be getting old it seems. hahahahah!
    Nah! Old age is for sissies. We’re not! Just our bodies that can’t keep up. I think they need a good talk. LOL!
    Love that apple pie. Yummy! Enjoy the shopping. That’s a place you won’t find me regularly. Hubby does it. I would land up in jail. hahahaha

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  3. So happy to hear you’re feeling better!!! Apple pie is my favorite but I never thought to put pink ladies in with the grannies…..will try that! I feel bad that Easy doesn’t get to enjoy the amazing wonderfulness of strawberries – so many great things can be made with them OR they’re a super snack “as is” …………..

    Hugs, Pam

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    • Thank you Pam…yes much better! and the pink ladies and grannie combo is really delish πŸ™‚ must work undefeated pie champ here in town hahaha πŸ™‚ and yes strawberries are divine! I see mine have sent some good runners through the garden so hope to get some good strawbs this summer πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Hugs and loves Bev xxx

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    • It does make it hard Molly.we foun it interesting comparing with Wally and Samuel as their seasons are the same..and yes imports always make a difference…have a great day hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

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  4. Oh my! Your iceberg lettuce is more expensive than ours. Your beans!! OMC…they are like gold. Mom doesn’t freeze beans anymore because of the loss of flavour but I could see her freezing them over there and standing with a whip to make sure everybody ate them. Interesting prices but then you are heading into summer.

    (((Shoko)))

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    • Crazy isn’t it Shoko with the beans..and yep they lose flavour when you freeze them.once my garden is going I will get some in the ground…and yep heading to summer will see the prices change again….loves Fozziemum xx

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  5. Oh Wow Fozziemum yous purrices seem as high as ows. All dat good fur yous noms always be weally spensiv wound here so mommy rarely buys any of it. But s okay cuz hers not weally like much of it anyways. MOL But hers duz like da steamed gween beans like yous do. Hers nevew twied yous mix tho’, hers just fwos a bit of butter on ’em and eats. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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    • Hahahaha yes they are pretty expensive here those beans! we start work soon on our veggie garden..we had 15 garden beds the size of large single beds we built at our old house but here we have had the other fencing to get sorted first for the animals..i will not miss buying expensive veggies when it is done..it always makes me angry at the prices..those that need them the most often cannot afford them..junk food should never be cheaper it just makes no sense 😦 loves Fozziemum xxx

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      • Wow Mommy twied to grow a gawden but da wild animals ate it all up afur it wuz weally weady so mommy got nuffin. MOL And yep da purrices awe stupid and weez agwee junk food be cheaper. Course mommy purrfurs junk fank catness. Cuz yep ow fwuits and veggies be outrageously purriced. Good luck wiff da fencin’ and paintin’ and da gawden. πŸ™‚

        Luv ya’

        Dezi and Lexi

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        • Oh dear..yes the critters do love a veggie garden…and they can find it no matter how hard you try and keep it secret πŸ˜‰ thanks guys we shall continue the fence painting joy on te weekend ….Luvs Fozziemum xxx

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  6. O.K. Fossie ~ I went to Kroger (that is the name of my supermarker chain this morning) Organic gala apples, $1.50/lb I bought those. Oh my my Kroger is a super stores which means it carries way more things and also has a Starbucks, Fresh Fish Market, Book/Card Department, Fresh Bakery, Jewelry Store, Bank Branch and more besides food. I drink apple juice for breakfast a lot 100% apple juice, $1.69. Bell peppers, red orange or yellow, $1.25 got those instead of carrots this week. Got Zucchini and squash, local, .99/lb – we won’t see these low prices much longer with Fall beginning.
    Salmon I got a nice piece to put on the grill was $6.99/lb. We call your trolley a cart.
    Our menu this week will be grilled salmon, cucumber apple salad, baked acorn squash also I got a Spaghetti Squash which I will have with Marinara and grilled peppers. I will stuff half of the acorn squash orzo stuffing that will also have peppers and oranges in the mix.
    There you have it for me.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog
    Sweet William The Scot

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    • Yumm..I am coming over for dinner! our prices seem much higher but then it all does depend on seasons and whether home grown or imported….wow that is a great price for salmon ..our is about $ 34 kilo or $17 dollars a pound in your dollars ..sheesh…our prices will start to change too as we are now in Spring πŸ™‚ hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx

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  7. bev…glad you are doin well, with all the work you have IN the house and AROUND the yard; it’s no wonder you’re stressin/tired/etc. the fence is awesome by the way…LOVE IT…hope the planters have some herbs for both you and the catz πŸ˜‰ and the blood orange looks like pink grapefruit… β™₯β™₯

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    • Thanks Laura pass the beans the headache has gone hahhaha πŸ™‚ yes the blood orange does look like ruby grapefruit πŸ™‚ the herbs for the kitties will be in their Kitty Day Spa…and so the work continues bwahahaah πŸ™‚ ❀ ❀

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  8. Oh WOW! Awesome my friend – late to the party but never for the fun πŸ™‚ My mom has wanted to try the blood orange for some time. She can’t find them in our market and asks about them every time. She is still looking though and I’m sure she will find one… eventually – snorts. Great prices and another great month of shopping! ❀ XOXO – Bacon

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  9. The fruit looks so much better than our oranges. We had one today and it was..dry…yikes! Celerie, yummy…but everything is so expensive in Australia, Fozziemum. We pay only 99 cent (AUD 1,43) for a root. Thanks for the shopping game, Fozziemum. We love to do it. Now I’m going to a movie, to see some Roos πŸ˜€ Pawkisses πŸ™‚

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