Post by krw
But we don't go to supermarkets as they deliver. Does anyone bother to
waste time these days when it can appear at the front door at the
appointed time and more cheaply (wofe assures me) because she does not
pick anything random up.
My weekly main shop includes a visit to the street market for
most of my fresh vegetables, occasionally some bread or fish, and
sometimes sundry other shops (or a deposit at Oxfam). Then back
to Sainsbury's (clockwise) where I have parked, for the bulk of
the shop, following a list (1).
Whilst I can't claim that I actually find shopping enjoyable, I
do prefer to see what I am buying, compare deals, check dates and
so forth, and would feel somewhat restricted if I had to do it
all on line.
(1) For several years I shopped for me alone, never writing
anything down. Then when I was shopping for two I still carried
on as before. Eventually the folly of buying for what _I_ thought
_we_ wanted to eat was pointed out to me. We eventually
introduced a system of writing down what the main meals (2) were
planned to be (still flexible though) and the shopping list
(2) I am rubbish with selecting from recipes to use - it is a bit
like not being able to look at a score and "hear" the tune. We
now have several binders full of potential dishes, either from
publications (which reminds me that I have a pile needing filing)
of one of our books. When we have eaten one, it is graded.
Anything less than VG is discarded, VG+ is highest praise. We can
also annotate with hints and tweaks. For instance, we have yet to
find any recipe that adds as much cinnamon as we like, whilst
some are a bit heavy with chilli. Some cooking times are a bit
astray, and we can remind ourselves to use our biggest pan when
bulk cooking, or what size of container works well.
Chris J Dixon Nottingham
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