Would Love to See T...
 
Notifications
Clear all

Would Love to See This in VI

Page 1 / 2
 
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

Or something similar. I am reluctant to try new recipes for fear of having ingredients I may seldom use.

https://www.plated.com

Quote
Topic starter Posted : April 3, 2015 11:36 pm
klpmtm
(@klpmtm)
Advanced Member

What about making a suggestion like this to the people who run the organic farm on island. I bet they could come up with something.

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 4, 2015 3:49 am
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Expert

i ordered a week of blue plate for my brother and he almost loved it. he was not fond of the recipe directions, the first step had more than 1 step and he said it took longer than he thought it should.

he love the food , the meals were different. there are many different companies out there.

i was wishing we had this here too, but with our post office system???

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 4, 2015 9:50 am
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

Speee1dy, thanks to klpmtm, I have an idea. The farm is concentrating on providing for the schools, so they probably can't focus on something new.

I am going to pitch the idea to Moe's Fresh Market in Red Hook, STT. They sell organic, etc and good cooked foods, so they just need different menus for a blue plate/plated concept. I think they already deliver, and they're across the street from a marina.

Sea Side Market on St Croix is similar, so they might be able to implement.

Exciting possibilities!

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : April 5, 2015 3:57 pm
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Expert

i love the idea.

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 5, 2015 4:09 pm
Juanita
(@Juanita)
Expert

Ha....I clicked on the link and now I'm getting all kinds of ads for this type of service on my Facebook and my home page, etc.

I don't see much benefit. You still have to chop and dice, mix, etc. and do the cooking. Just need a couple of good cookbooks or.....the Internet.

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 5, 2015 5:38 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

I like trying new recipes, but don't want to buy quantities of seasonings or other ingredients just to make one dish. Restaurant options are very limited here (no Indian) for example, so I can have something new without having to search for it.

Click on most links and you'll start getting ads if the site paid for that service. Kind of dumb, IMO, because if I clicked, I already know about it. Showing me an ad over and over again for something I've already seen isn't going to encourage me to buy it if I didn't the first time, and many of those ads are wasted on VI residents, because service not offered here.

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : April 5, 2015 5:52 pm
denvertired
(@denvertired)
Advanced Member

MS411,

It might be a better idea to do repackaging of spices. Import bulk spices and break them down into recipe quantities.

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 5, 2015 6:01 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

Denver, everything is sold in quantities too large for a single person. Even the tiny envelopes l have on hand for months/years, and now those are harder to find.

I want tiny, tiny portions of everything so I don't have to waste or eat same thing over and over.

People with families just don't get it.

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : April 5, 2015 6:12 pm
denvertired
(@denvertired)
Advanced Member

MS411,

I get what you are saying but instead of having a company that delivers ready to cook meals, do ready to cook spices.

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 5, 2015 6:15 pm
OldTart
(@the-oldtart)
Expert

MS411,

It might be a better idea to do repackaging of spices. Import bulk spices and break them down into recipe quantities.

I cook dishes from all over the world and there's an abundance of spices available here in larger containers at very reasonable prices. Those I don't use a lot of I divvy up into small freezer bags and pull them out as needed.

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 5, 2015 6:18 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

I do that, too, but I have very limited storage. I want to cook and not have ingredients left over.

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : April 5, 2015 6:39 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

BTW, McCormick Seasoning has something similar, but with individual spices and recipes only. Tried one a few years ago and didn't like it. Selection is limited here, though.

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : April 5, 2015 7:15 pm
Juanita
(@Juanita)
Expert

I like the idea of individual spice mixtures for certain dishes. There's a lot of that available, already, like for chili and beef stew, etc. I don't usually like those and they are apt to contain ingredients I don't want.....like msg.

I would buy packets of spice mixes, particularly put together locally and organic.

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 6, 2015 12:39 pm
klpmtm
(@klpmtm)
Advanced Member

So how about people who are interested do a spice swap, similar to a Christmas cookie swap.

For those of you who don't know what a cookie swap is... a bunch of people get together for a gathering. They each have to bring a different kind of cookie to share in large quantities ( @ 1 dozen for each guest) and a large container to bring cookies home in. Then each person takes @ 1dozen of each of the different types of cookies. That way the people leave with many different kinds of cookies to either have for Christmas or hive out as gifts.

So in theory, if you have a spice swap, each person bring a large container of a spice and little baggies to make spice mixtures with and maybe a spice recipe to share. Then people can make their own individual spice concoctions to use at home.

Add some munchies and beverages and you can have a fun time!

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 7, 2015 4:40 am
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

I do swap spices from time to time, but I would like to have all the ingredients in small serving sizes to make different meals.

People ask what would we like that's not here, so I'm putting in my wish list as I think about it.

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : April 7, 2015 9:13 am
OldTart
(@the-oldtart)
Expert

I do swap spices from time to time, but I would like to have all the ingredients in small serving sizes to make different meals.

Still not sure why you can't divvy up the (not so large) larger containers of spices and pop them in the freezer. They take a miniscule amount of freezer space in small ziplocks.

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 7, 2015 9:40 am
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

I want more than just spices.

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : April 7, 2015 10:08 am
Juanita
(@Juanita)
Expert

https://oldtownspiceshop.com/departments.php?id=1

I just found this site that offers 1 oz. bags of spice blends. That's about the size of the small McCormick's, depending on which spices. Some weight more than others. I don't know yet if they deliver to the VI. I will definitely be checking it out. Just the kind of thing I had in mind.

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 7, 2015 11:57 am
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

Thanks, Juanita. I have .5 oz bags of spices that take me forever to use up. Either Plaza or Pueblo usually have those little envelopes, but again, I want more than spices.

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : April 7, 2015 12:31 pm
OldTart
(@the-oldtart)
Expert

.. but again, I want more than spices.

What "more"?

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 7, 2015 12:52 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

Plated.com sends protein, starch, vegetables, spices and recipes for complete meal. That's what I want, something like that.

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : April 7, 2015 12:59 pm
Alana33
(@alana33)
Expert

Pueblo has a variety of Badia brand spices in small quantities, at reasonable prices. In beginning and above produce in first aisle.
This is at Pueblo across from Gas Giant which today has regular gas at $3.09 down from last week's $3.19 per gallon. All 4 stations are at same price in that area between Sugar Estate and Pueblo, except for Puma on Polyberg which is considerably higher.

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 7, 2015 3:12 pm
OldTart
(@the-oldtart)
Expert

... Gas Giant which today has regular gas at $3.09 down from last week's $3.19 per gallon. All 4 stations are at same price in that area between Sugar Estate and Pueblo, except for Puma on Polyberg which is considerably higher.

I paid 3.09 last week at Racetrack across from Sugar Estate PO.

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 7, 2015 3:16 pm
Alana33
(@alana33)
Expert

Maybe it was the week before!

ReplyQuote
Posted : April 7, 2015 3:21 pm
Page 1 / 2
Close Menu