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ms411
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April 3, 2015 11:36 pm  

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

https://www.plated.com


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April 4, 2015 3:49 am  

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.


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April 4, 2015 9:50 am  

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???


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April 5, 2015 3:57 pm  

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!


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April 5, 2015 4:09 pm  

i love the idea.


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April 5, 2015 5:38 pm  

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.


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April 5, 2015 5:52 pm  

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.


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April 5, 2015 6:01 pm  

MS411,

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


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ms411
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April 5, 2015 6:12 pm  

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.


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April 5, 2015 6:15 pm  

MS411,

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


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April 5, 2015 6:18 pm  

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.


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April 5, 2015 6:39 pm  

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


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April 5, 2015 7:15 pm  

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.


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April 6, 2015 12:39 pm  

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.


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April 7, 2015 4:40 am  

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!


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April 7, 2015 9:13 am  

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.


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April 7, 2015 9:40 am  

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.


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April 7, 2015 10:08 am  

I want more than just spices.


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April 7, 2015 11:57 am  

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.


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April 7, 2015 12:31 pm  

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.


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April 7, 2015 12:52 pm  

.. but again, I want more than spices.

What "more"?


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April 7, 2015 12:59 pm  

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


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April 7, 2015 3:12 pm  

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.


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April 7, 2015 3:16 pm  

... 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.


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April 7, 2015 3:21 pm  

Maybe it was the week before!


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