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  • bmeadows380bmeadows380 Posts: 1,229Member Member Posts: 1,229Member Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Initially I forgot what this thread was about and was confused that this was the response to taleggio.

    I love most cheeses. A favorite place because they have great cheese plates (and a great selection of cheeses which they will let you taste) is https://www.pastoralartisan.com/

    I had forgotten they had a cheese club, and really must look into it.

    I live in a very small community, so there aren't any really big grocery stores here - the one at the county seat is lucky to have a small deli!

    But I was in Cincinnati last year in a huge Krogers that had all sorts of specialty items, including a cheese bar with types of cheeses I'd never heard of. The girl running the bar was happy to allow my sister and I to sample some of them - it was an unexpected but neat addition to our vacation, and I came home with all sorts of cheese for the family to eat :)
  • Carlos_421Carlos_421 Posts: 4,923Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,923Member, Premium Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Initially I forgot what this thread was about and was confused that this was the response to taleggio.

    I love most cheeses. A favorite place because they have great cheese plates (and a great selection of cheeses which they will let you taste) is https://www.pastoralartisan.com/

    I had forgotten they had a cheese club, and really must look into it.

    I live in a very small community, so there aren't any really big grocery stores here - the one at the county seat is lucky to have a small deli!

    But I was in Cincinnati last year in a huge Krogers that had all sorts of specialty items, including a cheese bar with types of cheeses I'd never heard of. The girl running the bar was happy to allow my sister and I to sample some of them - it was an unexpected but neat addition to our vacation, and I came home with all sorts of cheese for the family to eat :)

    Was it a Kroger or did you go to Jungle Jim's?

    Because you should have gone to Jungle Jim's. Lol
  • DelicatelyDriftingDelicatelyDrifting Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    I like them but I could live without them.
  • bmeadows380bmeadows380 Posts: 1,229Member Member Posts: 1,229Member Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Initially I forgot what this thread was about and was confused that this was the response to taleggio.

    I love most cheeses. A favorite place because they have great cheese plates (and a great selection of cheeses which they will let you taste) is https://www.pastoralartisan.com/

    I had forgotten they had a cheese club, and really must look into it.

    I live in a very small community, so there aren't any really big grocery stores here - the one at the county seat is lucky to have a small deli!

    But I was in Cincinnati last year in a huge Krogers that had all sorts of specialty items, including a cheese bar with types of cheeses I'd never heard of. The girl running the bar was happy to allow my sister and I to sample some of them - it was an unexpected but neat addition to our vacation, and I came home with all sorts of cheese for the family to eat :)

    Was it a Kroger or did you go to Jungle Jim's?

    Because you should have gone to Jungle Jim's. Lol

    just a Kroger - never heard of Jungle Jim's. I'm a country gal visiting the big city, so I stuck to the main routes and pretty well stayed in the area I was in :)
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,018Member Member Posts: 4,018Member Member
    The third and last time I tried to eat broccoli in Sicily. The first time in a Sicilian spaghetti with broccoli, it was so overcooked that it was greyish, and when I complained to the waiter he sent the cook out to chew me out. (How dare a Chinese woman tell an Italian how to cook broccoli?) I ordered the same dish somewhere else few days later and broccoli was again overcooked to a mush. Started to see a pattern forming. The last time I ordered broccoli was in this mixed vegetable side. Broccoli doesn't look terrible here but it was the texture of mush.
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  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Posts: 894Member Member Posts: 894Member Member
    I HATE those Lofthouse sugar cookies. They look like they might be good, guilty pleasure type of sugary sweets...but they are VILE! :#

    Why do I feel like people aren't responding here because they have not tried this horrible trick of a cookie?

    I used to love those "vile" cookies..would eat the whole pack in one sitting. another reason I gained 100 lbs!
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Posts: 4,023Member Member Posts: 4,023Member Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    The third and last time I tried to eat broccoli in Sicily. The first time in a Sicilian spaghetti with broccoli, it was so overcooked that it was greyish, and when I complained to the waiter he sent the cook out to chew me out. (How dare a Chinese woman tell an Italian how to cook broccoli?) I ordered the same dish somewhere else few days later and broccoli was again overcooked to a mush. Started to see a pattern forming. The last time I ordered broccoli was in this mixed vegetable side. Broccoli doesn't look terrible here but it was the texture of mush.
    qkqsh64cld4u.jpeg

    Were you there in the winter when broccoli is in season or during the summer when they would have had to use frozen (mushier)? When in Italy it's a good idea to always eat the vegetables in season. As a side note: when I moved to Italy from Minnesota over 30 years ago my mother-in-law, who comes from Puglia, always overcooked vegetables. Green beans were never bright green, always army green. I wasn't used to it.
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,018Member Member Posts: 4,018Member Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    The third and last time I tried to eat broccoli in Sicily. The first time in a Sicilian spaghetti with broccoli, it was so overcooked that it was greyish, and when I complained to the waiter he sent the cook out to chew me out. (How dare a Chinese woman tell an Italian how to cook broccoli?) I ordered the same dish somewhere else few days later and broccoli was again overcooked to a mush. Started to see a pattern forming. The last time I ordered broccoli was in this mixed vegetable side. Broccoli doesn't look terrible here but it was the texture of mush.

    Were you there in the winter when broccoli is in season or during the summer when they would have had to use frozen (mushier)? When in Italy it's a good idea to always eat the vegetables in season. As a side note: when I moved to Italy from Minnesota over 30 years ago my mother-in-law, who comes from Puglia, always overcooked vegetables. Green beans were never bright green, always army green. I wasn't used to it.

    We were in Palermo in April. Does that mean that we would have been getting frozen broccoli?
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Posts: 4,023Member Member Posts: 4,023Member Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    acpgee wrote: »
    The third and last time I tried to eat broccoli in Sicily. The first time in a Sicilian spaghetti with broccoli, it was so overcooked that it was greyish, and when I complained to the waiter he sent the cook out to chew me out. (How dare a Chinese woman tell an Italian how to cook broccoli?) I ordered the same dish somewhere else few days later and broccoli was again overcooked to a mush. Started to see a pattern forming. The last time I ordered broccoli was in this mixed vegetable side. Broccoli doesn't look terrible here but it was the texture of mush.

    Were you there in the winter when broccoli is in season or during the summer when they would have had to use frozen (mushier)? When in Italy it's a good idea to always eat the vegetables in season. As a side note: when I moved to Italy from Minnesota over 30 years ago my mother-in-law, who comes from Puglia, always overcooked vegetables. Green beans were never bright green, always army green. I wasn't used to it.

    We were in Palermo in April. Does that mean that we would have been getting frozen broccoli?

    Yes.
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,018Member Member Posts: 4,018Member Member
    Thanks for the tip for only eating seasonal vegetables in Italy. It makes me realize how decadent I am, expecting year round fresh broccoli, imported. I will try the pasta with broccoli again if I am in southern Italy in late fall.

    Having grown up on Chinese food, thoroughly cooked veg is a struggle for me. There are very few vegetables I can tolerate in an Indian restaurant, for example.
  • macchiattomacchiatto Posts: 2,866Member Member Posts: 2,866Member Member
    I love them as an option for my son with nut allergies, but I personally don't eat them. I'm a low-carber though (PCOS and insulin resistance).
  • MotherOfSharpeiMotherOfSharpei Posts: 1,077Member Member Posts: 1,077Member Member
    I would vomit if I tried to eat those ...just can't do icing.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Posts: 1,623Member Member Posts: 1,623Member Member
    I would vomit if I tried to eat those ...just can't do icing.

    really?? for me it's the cookie that I can't tolerate.
  • RuatineRuatine Posts: 3,406Member Member Posts: 3,406Member Member
    I haven't tried Lofthouse specifically, but they look the same as a local brand I have, and I tried them exactly once. To me, the cookie had no flavor, and the icing had that bitter edge that comes from too much food coloring. To each their own though... Personally, I eat my hotdogs with ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and sweet relish, which I know is sacrilege to some. :D
    edited October 9
  • MichSmishMichSmish Posts: 1,574Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,574Member, Premium Member
    I freaking love them. The soft sweetness 🤤


    I have definitely killed a number of these cookies in my day.
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