Thursday, October 18, 2007
I live in a part of town (Oak & Cambie area) where groceries are annoyingly expensive. So I am in LOVE with Choices' "about-to-go-bad-and-in-a-brown-bag" section. The bags sit on the floor directly to your left when you walk in the Cambie&18th store location. Featured in the pic is a bag of organic bananas for $1.98! 16 bananas in all...that's like 12 cents a banana or something! And note that the bananas are still in fine shape...they probably have a few days yet before they turn unappetizing.
I can hear you now: "So what? You think you're going to eat 16 bananas in a few days! Gfaw!" But I am one step ahead of the nay-sayers. I shall peel each banana, break them into chunks, huck them in the freezer, and have delicious smoothie fodder for weeks to come! Breakfast for 12 cents...you can't beat it.
Incidentally, I also bought a bag containing 2 beautiful eggplants for $1.28, and there were also plenty of bags of fresh herbs, which I've also stashed in the freezer. The other day, I got a whole whack of organic tomatoes for $1.98, which I stewed up into delicious sauce (the Cristina-Dann family method...we'll wait for her post on that gem, but it's already been referred to a few times on this blog!).
In conclusion, with a little creativity and a little time, you can eat like royalty from what you find lying on the floor at Choices. Hoorah!