Monday, 16 January 2012

Wash reusable shopping bags weekly

When shopping for meats, fruits and veggies, I always do the following:

1. Use gloves to handle the packaged meats, if I have forgotten my gloves,
2. I put my hand inside a plastic bag, inspect the meat, then just pull the bag over the meat, tie the bag and place it away from other items.
3. Put fresh fruit or veggies in either plastic or paper bags.

@iPura tweeted today--about washing reusable shopping bags...see attached pic

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Packaged Jelly Coconut

I'm all for convenience, and so forth, BUT....

Oven caught on FIRE!!

I had gone to #winners and purchased what I thought was a #silicone brownie baking pan. There were no labels, or instructions etc on the baking pan, so I approached a sales associate and asked, "excuse me, but is this a silicone baking pan, that I CAN put into the oven?". She said, "absolutely, it is, they are really great."

Super, with my faith renewed in knowledgeable sales associates, I head on home to bake up my delish double fudge marshmallow brownies.

With the over preheated, I place my batter in the pan, confident that the removal process will be one of super ease. Ten minutes go by and I begin to smell something in my kitchen smelling not like brownies, but much like burning rubber. I go to the kitchen, look into the oven, and it is a bright ORANGE color! Yes, it wasn't a silicone baking dish after all. I immediately turn off and unplug the oven, grab my fire extinguisher and begin to put out the fire. Naturally, everything was ruined, and I am now furious!
So, I pack up everything, and head back to the store and approached the sales associate, and asked her, "hi, do silicone baking pans usually melt and catch afire like this?
Another associate overheard and said, "oh my goodness, that is a KITCHEN DRAWER ORGANIZER!"

With my faith in "knowledgeable sales associates" incinerated, I was mortified! My money was not refunded, but I have learned to NEVER purchase such ever again without adequate company research.
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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Packaged Coconut sold at Oceans

Let's face it ok, I do not live in Trini anymore, though my many jaunts to and forth may tell another tale, however, enjoying the tasty treats of the Caribbean here in Toronto begs to be devoured. So, on my wkly visit to the Chinese supermarket, Ocean's, I came upon this...packaged young coconuts, a product of Thailand.

And while nothing can ever replace the awesomeness of the original flavour of a fresh coconut that's been chilled and cut right before your eyes, this product was just...ugh!