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it is that bad
« on: April 08, 2008, 01:44:50 PM »
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I know (gonna sound ethnic)because 5 months ago a bag of rice cost me $20.50.
now it cost $39.95!!!
and I was only able to 2 bags,it`s all sold out for the moment.
I tend to plow through about 200lbs of rice in 6 months .
times are gonna get rough now

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Re: it is that bad
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 10:51:45 PM »
I know (gonna sound ethnic)because 5 months ago a bag of rice cost me $20.50.
now it cost $39.95!!!
and I was only able to 2 bags,it`s all sold out for the moment.
I tend to plow through about 200lbs of rice in 6 months .
times are gonna get rough now.

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How many pounds are in a bag?

Here in Miami they sell 25 pound and 50 pound bags of rice in most supermarkets, because its very popular with Cubans and other Caribbean folks.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 11:21:19 PM »
Oh no. That's one of our main staples.

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2008, 01:23:47 AM »
50lbs.
I would never bother with less.
I don`t recall seeing a 100lbs. in a long while.
I think it`s too troublesome for the customer to lug around the house
that`s the reason I don`t buy it.
I can easily lift it ,but that don`t mean I can carry it up the stair and dump it into the pantry without effort.
hauling a rice bag every day is a good workout

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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2008, 01:29:08 AM »
P.s.
I gonna sound silly,but i suggest everybody try to load up
I kinda doubt the present price is the end of it
if the stores in my area is out of rice now I think the near  future will be even higher prices

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2008, 08:21:40 PM »
I buy about 5 lbs a month.

If you buy more than you use, there is a chance it will go stale, get damp and spoil, or get eaten by mice or bugs.
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2008, 08:24:41 PM »
I pretty much use it all
I haven`t gotten it stale yet
but than I pour them in old detterent pails to keep it away from mice,that might of made them last longer.

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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2008, 08:28:47 PM »
I've been stocking up on coffee every time I go to the store. I think it's going up even higher.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2008, 08:43:47 PM »
coffee
ouch,that`s even worst
awhile back I read a scifi book called "1633'
about a west virginian town transported to old germany.
out of all the supplies that run out the one item that hurt the most for these people is coffee

if coffee prices goes up seriously it may get ugly fast

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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2008, 09:28:38 PM »
I doubled the size of the vegetable garden this year, and have planted raspberries and blueberries.  I already grow too much as it is, but I started canning them two years ago and I pretty much eat what I grow all year round.  The only time I ever buy fresh vegetables is if I really want asparagus in the late summer or fall, but it's certainly not a necessity.

On a side note, I also raise chickens (Barred Plymouth Rock) and rabbits (Champagne D'Argents) for food.  As a correlation to grain/corn prices, the price of feed has skyrocketed.  It's roughly two to three times what it was a year ago.

Still, nothing beats food that you've raised yourself, and that you know doesn't have hormones or pesticides.

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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2008, 09:47:46 PM »
I hear rabbit has no fat
what`s a good easy way to prepare it
is slow cooking doable?

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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2008, 10:01:08 PM »
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I hear rabbit has no fat
what`s a good easy way to prepare it
is slow cooking doable?

Of all the terrestrial meats commonly eaten, rabbit has the least fat, which isn't to say that it's non-existent.  Any way that you cook chicken you can also cook rabbit.  Stewed, fried, braised, roasted, ground (though you have to add an outside source of fat because it's so lean, I use beef suet), even bbq'd.  What I like to do is stew a whole rabbit until the meat falls off the bones, then debone it and make a pie out of it.

Now that's eating!

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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2008, 11:00:47 AM »
Of all the terrestrial meats commonly eaten, rabbit has the least fat, which isn't to say that it's non-existent.  Any way that you cook chicken you can also cook rabbit.
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Is a chicken a "terrestrial meat"? I observe that martian meats, venusian meats, and Klingon Gaaakh! are not readily available at the local Piggley-Wiggley.

A chicken is a rather incompetent creature of the air.
The Spanish claim that paella should have meats from land (pork and sausage), sea (lobsters, shrimp, crawdads) and air (chicken), and it certainly is a tasty dish, but a chicken rarely takes to the air.
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2008, 11:32:24 AM »
A chicken is a rather incompetent creature of the air.

Domesticated chickens are not very good fliers, but that is mostly because we have successfully genetically modified them to be grossly overweight. Wild chickens fly just fine, as do wild turkeys. Of course, a wild chicken is the size of a game hen when prepared. Even though game hens sold in the store are mainly from domestic stock, they are not bred for size like most chickens.
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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2008, 01:14:34 PM »
Is a chicken a "terrestrial meat"? I observe that martian meats, venusian meats, and Klingon Gaaakh! are not readily available at the local Piggley-Wiggley.

While chickens, domesticated and wild, can fly, they live on land, thus making them terrestrial.  Fish, oysters, and sea cucumbers do not live on land, and are generally lower in fats than most terrestrial meats.  That's the point that I was referencing.