Shop til you drop


Well again it’s time to join Bacon and I in a blog hopping shopping trip..

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Please do not TRIP on your trip…

Just sayin...

Just sayin…

We enter the arena of wobbly wheels in search of these goodies this week:

Olives..yes I love me an olive…my faves are dried and hard to come by they are more intense in flavour and kind of sweet..but this week I got my next fave..the pitted Kalamata olives..i bought a box once an tried to preserve them myself..it just didn’t happen despite my best daily efforts at rinsing and rebrining..oh well…thanks to the Deli I do not have to go without!

Kalamata Olives

Kalamata Olives


At the deli this week they were $14.99 Aussie dollars a kilo

Next is Room defunk-ifyer..usually this old 60’s baby burns incense..my fave being Frankinsence or White Sage..the Frankinsence reminds me I am sure of a past life in ancient Egypt (and explains my kitty love and various statues).I can close my eyes and imagine I am in front of a pyramid..ahhh
The White Sage I burn when I think there is too much negativity around (see there’s a side to me you may not know)
But when I want a long lasting and gentle smell through the house I burn this bad boy….

Delish

Delish


It’s an Airwick Essential oil candle (apple and cinnamon this week )
And it cost $6.26 Aus dollars this week on special saving about $2.00

Next is Lettuce..now may fave is cos or I think my American friends call it Romaine? but they were not available..ironic winter is the best time to grow lettuce and summer is when we want it.
So I settled for the much underrated Iceberg..which as a child I used to sprinkle sugar on the leaves and eat..ewwww.go figure!

Sorry I ripped into it for a sanga:)

Sorry I ripped into it for a sanga:)


And this lettuce this week cost a ridiculous $2.99 Aus Dollars! nuts!

The next item was light globes..pretty much all we can get are energy efficient..which cost a bomb and despite the claims of super long life..die well before they should..of course being warrantied you can get a replacement as long as you can find the receipt..which we now put into the empty box..so we have a cupboard full of empty boxes..this will end up an episode of hoarders..just sayin…

Let there be light

Let there be light

Since we oddly did not need one for a change I have no correct price but they run at about $10.00 Aussie dollars i think..
And now the Random item..

Quinoa

Quinoa


Yes Quinoa..i love this stuff..i use it as much the same way as couscous but the various colours are a super delish alternative..
I can add anything it cooks up beautifully and is super good for you..because they say it is bwahaah.

It costs $19.90 Aussie dollars a kilo which has come down a bit since all the cool folk started to cotton on to it..amazing how expensive things are when they are unpopular.
But then there are now many many Coeliacs now and the Gluten free products are still rudely expensive!

So there you go my list done..being absent so much i thank Bacon again for being a stalwart at the shopping blog post..and now..time to put the feet up and have an olive..with a glass…and maybe some Vermouth…
Thanks again for joining the shop til you drop blog hop and have fun checking out everyones carts πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum x

59 thoughts on “Shop til you drop

  1. Crikey that toe sure looks sore. Hope it’s on the mend!! I love Bacon’s shop till you drop blogging thingoe. I’ll have to get Mum into action to join in one of these times.
    Fair dinkum ….. you must be old!!!!!!!! My Mum says she used to put sugar on iceberg lettuce when she was a kid too. She still likes iceberg lettuce but she takes it straight these days.

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    • Bwahaaah yep older than dirt..54 this year…urghhh and yes the toe no longer looks like an eggplant and the xray said no breaks but that was new years eve and it’s still sore hahahah..I thought I was the only kid who put sugar in lettuce! and I too do mine straight now Charlie hahaha πŸ™‚ yep get on board the shopping train πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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      • Crikey …… you think you’re older than DIRT!!!!!!! I’d hate to think what my Mum’s older than. She’s got almost 20years on you. I don’t know how she gets around but she’s pretty fit, thank goodness. She can still out-walk her daughters despite the arthritis. Just as well cause I LOVE long walks in the bush or at the beach.

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        • Way to go mum! I would never have though it..but you know what Charlie it’s you guys that keep us young..yet send us grey hahaa πŸ™‚ and that arthritis is awful!! I know too well..but I am the same…can outwalk heaps of peeps..loves fozziemum xx

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  2. fortunately we can shop online so you haven’t to walk to the stores with your toe… hope it heals up now, it’s awful when you have to jump into shoes with such a swollen toe.
    I’m a fan of iceberg salad, I even roasted it once, even that works, but the price is currently hot here too :o)

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    • Yes the toe is no longer purple but still sore..and having to out boots in for snake protection is a tad ouchy! iceberg makes a good soup too! but boy the pirce it is I am being mean with it…hahahah πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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  3. Nice that the toe has returned to normal toe-size and color – just in time for SHOPPING!!! Never had quinoa – should add that to the shopping list for a try………having fun this morning seeing who pays what ’round the globe for light bulbs (and everything else). Just interesting!!

    Hugs, Pam

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  4. Owwww! Toe injuries can be so painful – and they do tend to take ages to get back to normal. Hope yours is feeling 100% soon! It’s great seeing what grocery items cost in other parts of the world and in your neck of the woods, Fozzie Mum. I know a place where you can get iceberg lettuce for free at the moment – yes, our veggie patch – and free only if you don’t count the initial cost of seedlings, water and various organic fertilisers! Thank-you also you wonderful lady for your beautiful comment on my blog today. I have always regarded you very highly, but now I know you have two older children AND twins, you have instantly reached legend status in my books!! xoxoxoxoxox

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    • Haahhaa yes four under five by the time I was 26..no wonder I feel like a dish rag hahha πŸ™‚ I knew exactly how you felt..like it was yesterday….takes a piece of you πŸ™‚ and yes I have no lettuce hear at the moment…after three years we finally got the beds started and so far have only two..but the tommies are awesome and the eggplants coming along..and a big bed of spuds..just need to get the rest set up urghh time money and time πŸ™‚ pee ess no legend..just a mum πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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  5. Well that was fun seeing what you eat and use down there in Australia. I don’t think I would like lettuce with sugar. But I am a big salad eater. And that candle sounds wonderful. You have a great day.

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    • Marg I have no idea what I was thinking as a kid! lettuce and sugar urghhh! no gourmand back then hahaha and I love a goo salad too!the candle is lovely and the scent is very gentle so it doesn’t bother the kitties or the pups πŸ™‚ you have a fab weekend sweets πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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    • Thanks Molly it is getting better unless I go tippy toe then Yowsha! and it is fun to compare..though it seems us Aussie are real expensive..yikes! have a great weekend sweetie;;loves Fozziemum xx

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  6. I know there are lots of fancy greens out there but just give me a cold wedge of iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing with chopped egg on top and I call it done! Our Schnucks food store has an olive bar and CH and I can’t stay away from it! We love quinoa too. That poor little toe Bev!

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    • Haahah yep…sounds good to me…yummo..and an olive bar…oh man..i would be in heaven..i have to really travel to find the dried ones..but they are soo worth it..and quinoa..delish…but that toe…urghhh not so purple now..but because I am back in boots..yep boots!!!! it is a tad sore..oh well..least my boots are steelcapped so they should get no worse haahaha :)loves Bev xxx

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  7. Ouchie on the toey. Come on you can tell us the truth. Dad says that you got a boo-boo on your toe because Mr Fozzie was chasing you around the bedroom. Is that true my friend? Snorts.
    Mommy LOVES her some olives and she shares them with us. They are so delicious. And it is so very entertaining to see the cats with olives. They go wild! It’s too cute to watch. And those light bulbs. OMP! They are taking away from my kibbles they are so costly! XOXO – Bacon

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    • Bhwahahaha yep that’s the truth my friend..Fozziedad was the reason hahaha..oh boy I love olives so yummy..on pizzas…straight from the container….mmmmmmand yes global globe issues it seems all over the place hahaah πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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  8. 54?! Pfft, you sweet young thing-I whistled past 54 ages ago! I too love quinoa…that’s some good stuff and so versatile–you can go sweet or savory and it’s all good. Have you used Arnica on the toesey? Makes all the difference in the world on healing and reducing bruises. As klutzy and thin skinned as I am, I’d be completely lost without it. Have a terrific weekend! πŸ™‚

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    • Hahha I like the whistled past hahaaha πŸ™‚ yep Quinoa is so versatile and good for you ) delish! yep Arnica always in the go to list for the klutzy! hahaha such as you and I..bless our cottons πŸ™‚ have a great weekend to sweets πŸ™‚ loves Bev xxx

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  9. We just recently started having Quinoa, I like the beet flavor. Is there a list of what prices to look for when you do the shopping trip- I would love to participate.

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    • Oh yum beet flavour sounds delish!! no price guide needed Bacon will pop a list up of what we are looking for( of course you can just take a pic or find a price you don’t have to buy it πŸ™‚ and then we allput up the items , the size or amount and the price our shops ask :)seems this week we all have global globe issues hahaah πŸ™‚ it would be great to have you join us sweetie πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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  10. Our choices are limited to Woolies, Coles or IGA. So we don’t get a big choice….of course the prices are pretty low, too. Love olives.

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    • Yep same here local is only IGA which is actually pretty good..30 minutes to Bendigo and the market there is ok..went in to Melbourne to the Queen Vic Market for the first time in 3 years this morning..not impressed…not the same vibe and the prices and quality pretty average! Got some delish Churros with hot chocolate though hahahah πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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    • Oh I agree Layla..i have been using the Israeli couscous here too πŸ™‚ I love the texture πŸ™‚ I hate when the season runs dry and you are left with imports..know wonder we feel sicker at this time of year..and yes the tootsie is getting there..slowly haaa πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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  11. Fozziemum, we thought we had to read your toes for a change…MOL..anyway, the toe looks kind of almost better…after a while πŸ™‚ We love essential oil too and also eat olives and quinoa regularly, but everything is so expensive in Australia..at least in comparison to our Country. Pawkisses for a Good Night πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Haahhaah ..I think it is a bit expensive here sweetie..seems like we are an island indeed!! and I am sure I will sleep much better for those kisses..we will pop over and have a lookie at your list Little Binky :)loves Fozziemum xx<3 < 3

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  13. Ouch . . . your toe! You know I would give it Golden Retreiver kisses and make it all better if I were there. Sometimes Mommy thinks she’s going to have to get rotator cuff surgery when she gets one of those disagreeable carts. My humans enjoyed the shopping trip this month . . . and adding the olives to their martinis. πŸ˜‰ Here’s a link to my post:
    https://thek9harperlee.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/shopping-around-the-world-the-shaken-not-stirred-edition/

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  14. Toe looks very ouch Bev. I shopped a couple of days ago after a week or so of using up my supplies as it was just too hot and humid to go anywhere or hardly bothering to eat. The last week has been much cooler and a bit rainy. I decided to go to church outreach store for something different which I only do occasionally. Anyone can buy 2 boxes food for $30 each evening. Food is donated by grocery stores and local farmers excess produce. You get 1 box of beautiful fresh fruit and vegies and 1 big box groceries and meat, diary products. I then immediately go to my friend’s house and give her all the stuff I don’t eat and which they do, meat and processed foods and I keep the rest. I like the fact that it’s a bit of a surprise and different foods when I get bored with shopping and I do like all the fruit and vegies.
    In my friend’s street there is a place with huge front yard, open truck parked on lawn which is an honesty system selling their farm produce. So I often buy their fruit and I could not resist a box 24 beautiful mangoes $10. So daily meals consist of frozen yogurt and fruit, no cooking, yay!

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    • Sounds perfect to me!! we went in to Melbourne ti the big markets this morning..first time in three years..not impressed..quality of fruit and veg pretty average.prices..average and the whole vibe has kind of gone…left feeling like it was a waste of a day..glad to have my veggie garden started! did get Mangoes for 50c each and they were really nice..:) loves Bev xx

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    • Thanks sweeties πŸ™‚ the toe is much better..was a bit hard going back to wearing boots though ! and yep love Quinoa,.and you are right the prices are crazy…lucky we use just a little πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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  15. OMC Weez not know how to change yous purrices to ours, but dat’s a lot of dollaws fur sure. Weez can’t believ yous hav to pay dat much fur olives. Course weez not like ’em so weez not fink they shuld cost anyfin. MOL And it’s funny, da pawpulaw fings here awe da spensiv ones. Ifin nopawdy’s buyin’ it then it’s dirt cheap. MOL Hope yous fottsy’s feelin’ better.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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    • Hahahhaha yep that is usually the way Dezi! love them..but yes prices here are not cheap..but then I suppose it also depends on wages in comparison..so maybe we earn more..well maybe hahhaha who knows! and yes the tootsie is better..unless I go tiptoe for something πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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  16. Used to frequent the Vic markets back in my student days. Loved it. I have not visited the city in years as my family all lives on the coast now and the occasional times I do go South have not had chance to go to the city. Would love just to be an anonymous tourist there for a week or so. I know it has changed so much since when I lived there.

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    • It has changed so much in 3 years! sorry for the late reply..busy and been dealing with computer stuff and programs for pics and on steroids…so my time is spent eating hahahhaa πŸ™‚ I was so disappointed with the market..we used to go regularly even though it was a big drive..and now…well don’t know what changed..the deli’s inside are still fab..but the fruit and veg..and meat and fish..not too crash hot…oh well I guess we have good stuff in the rural areas and the city folk get rubbish πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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      • Yes I’ve made a bit of an effort lately to go to the local markets and get lovely fresh produce straight from local growers. Keep it local and cut out the middle man.
        A pity about the Vic market. It’s sounding a bit sanitised now.
        I’m remembering days when it was very unglamourous and very colourful.

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        • I agree with you..yes lost the hustle bustle and bartering fun…apparently to get the produce is so costly now that prices just aren’t that good..maybe why the feeling is gone 😦

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          • Yes you just reminded me, that when I was living Northern N.S.W. fab markets, that when they applied restrictions and tried to clean them up, they became very boring. Markets are an earthy phenomena and always have been through history. I think that’s why people like them. They don’t work well with too many restrictions.

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  17. ROFL>>leave it to you to stub a toe while shopping for a blog post!!! Sorry I should not laugh πŸ˜‰
    Our lettuce is the same stinking price too $2.99 a Canadian dollar….
    Your prices are higher than ours so I guess I should not complain!
    Love Sherri-Ellen x0x0x0

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    • Haaha all good that was my holiday stubbed toe…just used as an example πŸ™‚ yep the prices are crazy..and the sooner I get the rest of the veggie beds sorted the better..at least the tommies are growing like mad..the eggplant is getting there slowly and the potatoes are coming along…looks like a restricted menu hahha.sorry I have been awol the roids are messing with me and I am trying to sort computer program stuff for my pics and the new computer..I am so behind again.but took time to bake a pie yesterday..I had to walk away from the social media stuff….huge loves Bev xxxxxx

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  18. πŸ˜‰ I get you Bev! I have been off FB for a few days too. Concentrating on reading blogs & doing comments on them & replies on our blog. I am glad the toe is all right. It looks like it was painful tho’.
    Those ‘roids are powerful aren’t they? I am waiting on taking them…til I am like 80 if possible….
    All this upset with Dr Dave has actually made me sick & the fatigue has come crashing down on me. So I am staying inside & on WP & thinking ‘happy’ thoughts πŸ˜‰
    Sending you love }}
    Sherri-Ellen (plz pass a piece of pie ok? Thanks)

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    • Stress has a way of crashing the party doesn’t it! but you will get there..and yes the roids work I hope howver the flare ups are spread out a bit though..could end up like the Michelin man hahaahha more PAHHHHHH! loves Bev xxx

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      • Stress sure does Bev! My viral Sinusitis has flared up plus the bone pain…I can barely walk I am so stiff.
        I had my counselling appt cancelled as the Counsellor is very ill with FLU. Sorry for him but relieved I did not have to cancel again due to me being ill.
        I hope the roids help & do not cause too many side effects. We can hope right?
        ((((HUGS))))) Sherri-Ellen x0x0x0

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        • You will settle when you have met the new vet and set of on a new path with Siddartha ..the body will misbehave now but soon hopefully it will get it’s act together πŸ™‚ I am soon mailing a little something your way..so that may lift your spririts..hopefully it will not take 7 elebenty years to get there!! loves BEV XX

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          • I agree Bev..I am still having disturbing dreams about Nylablue & I wake up crying or hollering for her. It is VERY unnerving I can tell you!!!!
            Today was a better day; I even walked out to the Pharmacy in the sunshine! It was good to jsut get out altho I missed my ‘little man’….
            You are sending ME something?? Oh darling that is thoughtful; I hope it didn’t break the bank!! I barely mail anymore because it is so costly 😦
            Now how many is 7-elebenty years I wonder hahahahaha!!!!
            Love Sherri-Ellen ❀ ❀

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