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Apple jelly - the lack thereof

plantlust's picture

Has anyone besides me noticed a distinct lack of apple jelly at the grocery store? So far I've checked Whole Paycheck, Dominicks & Meijer. I'm getting a mite curious(this is for the Thyme Scented Apple Galette recipe) if the shortage is everywhere, so I will check Jewel, TJ's & CostPlus World Market next, just for kicks. If I still strike out, I will wing it w/Sure-Jell & apple cider.


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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

thecooktoo's picture

(post #36557, reply #31 of 69)

Hey, do you guy's have the new version of Food Lion yet.  All of the stores here and I know as far south as Williamsburg have all been converted to either Bloom's or Bottom Dollar, depending on the neighborhood.


I have been very pleasantly surprised by the Bloom stores.  Great seafood dept, good produce, good meats and a very helpful and friendly staff.  They have a bakery and deli, have tried the bakery and don't care for the bread, but they do have a good line (Deitz and Watson) of meats and cheeses in the deli.


Their discount store, Bottom Dollar, carries a lot of the Food lion labeled products, Bloom's is labeled for them.


Harris Teeter has opened one store in the county but probably will not open another because only one store can carry wine and beer.  Can you believe that there is only one 7-11 in a county of 2 million people that sells beer and wine. 


Jim

MadMom's picture

(post #36557, reply #32 of 69)

At least one of the Food Lion stores here has been remodeled, but none have been renamed so far.  Hmmm...wonder if that's in the works?  I got furious at Food Lion because they refused to process my credit card until I selected English or Spanish, rather than just defaulting to English as everyone else does.  I know that we have no "official language" but for some reason, that really ticked me off. 


DD says she will probably switch from shopping at Harris Teeter to shopping at Food Lion, because she feels the prices are much better there.  I might have to swallow my pride and go back.




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Gretchen's picture

(post #36557, reply #34 of 69)

We have one Bloom's--out near the University. But that is a different kettle of fish than FL.

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TracyK's picture

(post #36557, reply #35 of 69)

Bloom and Food Lion are the same company.

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Gretchen's picture

(post #36557, reply #36 of 69)

I know. I just mean a whole 'hother kind of Food Lion "product".

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thecooktoo's picture

(post #36557, reply #37 of 69)

Yea, Bloom's is the new, updated version of FL...very nice stores.


Jim

Gretchen's picture

(post #36557, reply #38 of 69)

I know. We have one, and it is 20 miles north of me, but they are just remodelling other Food Lion stores--not making them into a Bloom style store.  The original FL was owned in Salisbury--sold to Delhaize in Holland about 10 years ago.
FL stores in Charlotte basically serve a more blue collar clientele, and a lot of the Latino population. They have a very good ethnic selection of goods in their stores.
  I don't think even Bloom will venture into central Charlotte with TJ's, Earthfare, and soon Whole Foods to try to compete with in addition to a saturation of HT. Even Lowe's are on the perimeter of Charlotte--out around the  beltway. Also new very lovely neighborhoods there now also, but relatively new--last 8 years. 

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Gretchen's picture

(post #36557, reply #33 of 69)

Oh, we have all those choices. They are just not in the central "old"  neighborhoods of Charlotte. Myers Park, Eastover, Dilworth, Foxcroft, SouthPark are the old and upscale neighborhoods. All HT. I would have to drive 5 miles to get to a FoodLion, Lowe's is close to 10 miles. Fresh Market is of course in these areas, but that is not a full service supermarket.  And I have this love/hate relationship with my particular closest HT--it needs to be put out its misery.

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schnitzel's picture

(post #36557, reply #26 of 69)

The Smucker's site claims Dominick's carries it. ;·)


butterscotch's picture

(post #36557, reply #39 of 69)

I got a catalogue from the Vermont Country Store yesterday.  They're selling crab apple jelly. How different this might taste from regular apple jelly, I have no idea.

Barbara48's picture

(post #36557, reply #40 of 69)

I had this problem last year and I think I found it at Dominick's. I also went to a million stores. At the time I thought it was seasonal but maybe it is out of fashion.I rarely go there since I hate the meat and the produce is yucky, I guess I should have bought two jars.

plantlust's picture

(post #36557, reply #51 of 69)

Crabapples are more intense than apple-apples and quite a bit more sour (tho that could just be 'cause we only picked the green ones<G>).


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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

butterscotch's picture

(post #36557, reply #52 of 69)

Never knew that! Thanks for the enlightenment. I hope by now you're the happy owner of at least 2 jars of the regular stuff.

Lee's picture

(post #36557, reply #41 of 69)

Did you ever locate it?  I'm planning on a pork roast for Sunday and the recipe for the pan sauce calls for 1/4 cup apple jelly. There's apple cider in it, too, so I can probably leave it out without any harm, but I'd like to try it with the jelly, if possible.  Treasure Island didn't have it today.  Jewel?  Dominick's?    

plantlust's picture

(post #36557, reply #43 of 69)

Lee - I'm going on a serious hunt tomorrow (Mother suggested Caputo's) & will advise IF/where I find it.

Cissytoo - If the above mentioned hunt is a failure, I will send you funds.


It's time for a REAL change. Hobbes & Opus in 2008.

And while we're at it, deduct campaigning from ANY government official's salary when done on company, er government time. I'm tired of paying senator's not to senate.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

Gretchen's picture

(post #36557, reply #44 of 69)

You really could have made it by now!!  LOL

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Barbara48's picture

(post #36557, reply #45 of 69)

I checked the produce store in Hyde Park as well. No luck. Not all treasure islands carry the same products.

madnoodle's picture

(post #36557, reply #46 of 69)

My thoughts exactly!  If she lived closer, I'd send her a jar from my cold room.

I believe in compost.


 

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kathymcmo's picture

(post #36557, reply #47 of 69)

Well I found it in my market today, Smuckers brand, but didn't buy it because so far I haven't ever made anything that requires it.


So plantlust, just swing by the North Bay Area on your hunt, it's on the top shelf.

plantlust's picture

(post #36557, reply #48 of 69)

Well folks, it looks like the Elmhurst Jewel has it's own brand of apple jelly (Mother called to let me know<G>).  Haven't gotten a chance to check TJ's or anything else yet.


It's time for a REAL change. Hobbes & Opus in 2008.

And while we're at it, deduct campaigning from ANY government official's salary when done on company, er government time. I'm tired of paying senator's not to senate.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

TracyK's picture

(post #36557, reply #49 of 69)

Trader Joe's is not likely to carry it. :-(

"Obviously, William Ayers is the most dangerous thing that we as a nation face. He is like a COILED COBRA, wrapped in a WEREWOLF, smothered in AL QAEDA, strapped to the DIRTIEST and most NOO-COO-LARIEST BOMB in the world, poised to kill America and Freedom and Jesus and Apple Pies and the Boston Red Sox."                --Jason Linkins, via Huffington Post

Lee's picture

(post #36557, reply #53 of 69)

I tried a Dominick's and a Jewel today and came up empty.  The pork roast is in the oven, entering its 7th hour, and it smells fantastic.  The roast was rubbed with minced sage, garlic, rosemary and fennel seeds, and I think I wouldn't add the apple jelly to the sauce anyway.  I'm even hesitant to add the apple cider, but we'll see. Can't wait to try this tomorrow.  I'm going to serve it with roast potatoes and baked Delicata squash.

plantlust's picture

(post #36557, reply #54 of 69)

Came up empty at CostPlus World Market (Swedish cranberry, gooseberry, black currant & ginger jam) BUT hit paydirt at Michael's (grocery store NOT the craft place) east of Rt 59, south of Aurora/E Farnsworth Ave in Naperville IL. HUGE variety of jams, jelly & honey.

Michael's is an ethnic market w/a large purchasing population of East Asians, some Polish & Italiens. When I worked in the AAA call center, an Indian work colleague mentioned the place as having excellent produce. She was right.

Plantlust - now the proud owner of TWO jars of Smucker's Apple Jelly. Dunno if there's enough left for anyone else<G>.

I am a wimpy Northerner. Just turned on the heat in the house this afternoon. I am so ashamed.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

Barbara48's picture

(post #36557, reply #55 of 69)

Would this place be on the way from Chicago when I go to the Aurora outlets? I think i go past the exit for 59.

plantlust's picture

(post #36557, reply #56 of 69)

Ah. The Outlet is north of 88 using the Farnsworth exit. You want to use the Rt 59 exit(1 exit BEFORE Farnsworth). Head south over Rt 88 towards the Fox Valley Mall. If you reach Ogden Ave (Rt 34), you've gone too far. It's between Aurora Ave/E New York St & Rt 34.

Michael's is tucked next to Sam's Club, east of Boston Blackies. Does that help?

Oh & you'll be able to pop into the new Whole Paycheck which is RIGHT next to a new HomeGoods, CostPlus World Market, somebody's Rack & Lehman's. That's on 75th, behind Home Despot. Oh & the Crate & Barrel Outlet is before Aurora Ave/E New York St, in the same general vicinity of Border's & a really good restaurant called Le Siam and across from Tiger Direct (a computer outlet). Prepare to spend money but try to avoid the weekends. Traffic is BRUTAL on 59 during the weekends.

I am a wimpy Northerner. Just turned on the heat in the house this afternoon. I am so ashamed.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

Gretchen's picture

(post #36557, reply #57 of 69)

Ummm, regarding your tagline(s)--which I ALWAYS love!!  This wimpy (apparently) and VERY hot natured southerner turned their heat on LAST week!! Now I will say, it is set at 62*.  ;o)

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plantlust's picture

(post #36557, reply #58 of 69)

lol I figure my taglines are a way to keep people abreast of "happenings" without taking threads off tangent.

It's supposed to hit 70F on Thursday. I will turn off the heat tomorrow. We are supposed to get another freeze tonight. 2 wool blankets over the tomato & basil plants. I REFUSE to give up.

I am a wimpy Northerner. Just turned on the heat in the house this afternoon. I am so ashamed.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

Barbara48's picture

(post #36557, reply #59 of 69)

Thanks. i don't go that often but my daughter-in-law is here and she likes to go. Some of those stores I have downtown but some are only in the suburbs.

Jean's picture

(post #36557, reply #60 of 69)

Speaking of apple jelly--this was in the paper tonight. Sounds like something we would enjoy -- and a good gift from the kitchen.


Jezebel Sauce


18 oz apple jelly
12 oz. pineapple preserves
18 oz. peach or apricot preserves
12 oz. orange marmalade
5 oz. jar of horseradish (well drained)
0.8 oz. can dry mustard (sifted)
1 Tbs cracked black pepper (or to taste-optional)


In a mixing bowl, beat the apple jelly with an electric mixer or whisk until broken up well.  Add the other preserves and mix thoroughly.  Stir in drained horseradish and the mustard.  Add pepper if using. Place in clean glass jars, cover and  keep chilled in refrigerator until ready to use.


Serve about a cup of sauce over a brick of cream cheese to spread on crackers.


Makes about 4 pints of sauce. Keeps a very long time in the fridge.  31 calories and 8 grams of carbs per Tbs.




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Gretchen's picture

(post #36557, reply #61 of 69)

A little expanded jezebel sauce. The original only had pineapple and apple jellies--and that was plenty. I don't think the additions are particularly appetizing sounding. It is a really good condiment. I used to give it for christmas. It is good over cream cheese or goat cheese with crackers.

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