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  • Post #151 - January 11th, 2018, 5:27 pm
    Post #151 - January 11th, 2018, 5:27 pm Post #151 - January 11th, 2018, 5:27 pm
    One of the free items at Jewel this weekend was a package of Sahale snacks. I got the glazed almonds with cranberries. All the others looked intriguing, as well. Really tasty. Will definitely add this to my list of snacks I'll consider buying in the future when I need something small but excellent.
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  • Post #152 - January 15th, 2018, 2:47 pm
    Post #152 - January 15th, 2018, 2:47 pm Post #152 - January 15th, 2018, 2:47 pm
    Spurred on by the free Sahale honey almonds from Jewel last week, I bought a couple more flavors this week (all on sale). This time, I got maple pecans and pomegranate pistachios. Both are very nice. Think I might prefer the pistachios, but hard to say. Might have to do more research. :)
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  • Post #153 - January 20th, 2018, 10:47 pm
    Post #153 - January 20th, 2018, 10:47 pm Post #153 - January 20th, 2018, 10:47 pm
    Looking for frozen vegetables at Mariano's (spending a gift card), I ran across something unfamiliar, but which I decided to try. I know that it is a trend now to use chopped cauliflower in place of rice, but not being worried too much about carbs, I hadn't tried it. But the Alexia Cauliflower Risotto with Parmesan Cheese and Sea Salt sounded tasty. There is really no danger of this hurting the popularity of real risotto, but all in all, if one is looking for an easy, quick side dish, this was really tasty. It's pretty much cauliflower, cream, butter, cheese, and seasonings—so not really a surprise that it would taste good. Definitely not a low-cal dish, but if you're avoiding carbs, this might be the side dish of your dreams.
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  • Post #154 - February 4th, 2018, 9:35 pm
    Post #154 - February 4th, 2018, 9:35 pm Post #154 - February 4th, 2018, 9:35 pm
    Unbelievable. I've often thought there were some things that simply would never show up Chicagoland, however inclusive and exotic we became -- like fermented mare's milk. Seriously.

    And yet there it was, at Garden Fresh in Buffalo Grove -- from Russia, rather than Mongolia, so called Kumis, rather than Airag. But with a picture of a horse and the translation beneath it "horse milk." And next to it, your choice of camel milk or goat milk.

    So if you've always wanted to try it, here's your chance.
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  • Post #155 - February 4th, 2018, 9:54 pm
    Post #155 - February 4th, 2018, 9:54 pm Post #155 - February 4th, 2018, 9:54 pm
    Cynthia wrote:Unbelievable. I've often thought there were some things that simply would never show up Chicagoland, however inclusive and exotic we became -- like fermented mare's milk. Seriously.

    And yet there it was, at Garden Fresh in Buffalo Grove -- from Russia, rather than Mongolia, so called Kumis, rather than Airag. But with a picture of a horse and the translation beneath it "horse milk." And next to it, your choice of camel milk or goat milk.

    So if you've always wanted to try it, here's your chance.

    But is it real?
  • Post #156 - February 4th, 2018, 11:09 pm
    Post #156 - February 4th, 2018, 11:09 pm Post #156 - February 4th, 2018, 11:09 pm
    Cynthia wrote:Unbelievable. I've often thought there were some things that simply would never show up Chicagoland, however inclusive and exotic we became -- like fermented mare's milk. Seriously.

    And yet there it was, at Garden Fresh in Buffalo Grove -- from Russia, rather than Mongolia, so called Kumis, rather than Airag. But with a picture of a horse and the translation beneath it "horse milk." And next to it, your choice of camel milk or goat milk.

    I think I've seen camel milk at Fresh Farms (Niles north). Is it true that unfermented mare's milk is severely laxative?
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #157 - February 5th, 2018, 12:47 am
    Post #157 - February 5th, 2018, 12:47 am Post #157 - February 5th, 2018, 12:47 am
    JoelF wrote:I think I've seen camel milk at Fresh Farms (Niles north). Is it true that unfermented mare's milk is severely laxative?


    I have no idea, as all the mare's milk I drank in Mongolia was fermented. The one thing that I found interesting about it is that mare's milk is very high in vitamin C, which is why the Mongols who live traditionally are so healthy even though they just have meat and dairy.
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  • Post #158 - February 5th, 2018, 10:34 am
    Post #158 - February 5th, 2018, 10:34 am Post #158 - February 5th, 2018, 10:34 am
    JoelF wrote:I think I've seen camel milk at Fresh Farms (Niles north).


    To veer slightly....
    Do you mean Fresh Farms on Touhy or Fresh Farms on Golf?
    I'd suggest we refer to them as FF east and FF west, since Golf is actually north of Touhy.
    [I shop at the one on Golf when I can't handle the thought of the crowds at Touhy. The Touhy location is undoubtedly the superior one, but the Golf one is still better than the other area grocery stores. Although, to veer further, the Tony's on Greenwood is pretty good.]

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  • Post #159 - February 5th, 2018, 11:08 am
    Post #159 - February 5th, 2018, 11:08 am Post #159 - February 5th, 2018, 11:08 am
    For me, calling them FF Niles north and FF Niles south is more helpful. Or just FF Golf and FF Touhy.
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  • Post #160 - February 6th, 2018, 2:01 pm
    Post #160 - February 6th, 2018, 2:01 pm Post #160 - February 6th, 2018, 2:01 pm
    Katie wrote:For me, calling them FF Niles north and FF Niles south is more helpful. Or just FF Golf and FF Touhy.

    This
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #161 - Yesterday, 12:09 am
    Post #161 - Yesterday, 12:09 am Post #161 - Yesterday, 12:09 am
    Lebanon Valley Eggplant Dip (aka Babaganoush). Canned.

    Imported from Lebanon by a company in Dearborn, MI.

    Available at Walmart. Really good.
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