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fitzcindy's picture

Just returned from grocery shopping and noticed that Presidents Choice has put out a frozen Naan bread.  I remember that you are having difficulty finding it in your new locale.  I know Presidents Choice products are sold in some grocery stores in the States.  Any near you?

MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #1 of 40)

Haven't seen any, and I've looked at Harris Teeter, Lowe's, Fresh Market, and the commissary (which, as you might imagine has an excellent selection of international foods, but no naan bread.)  Maybe Gretchen can help.  I wonder who around here carries President's Choice.  I make my own, and freeze it, but it disappears so fast that I'd have to make it twice a week, LOL.



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(post #32552, reply #2 of 40)

what happened to South Beach?



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Adele's picture

(post #32552, reply #3 of 40)

Moved to North Mountain- Hahahahahaha!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

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(post #32552, reply #5 of 40)

Oh, you are in fine shape today! :-)

 


 


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(post #32552, reply #4 of 40)

I fell off the wagon.  Heck, no, I jumped off the wagon. 



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(post #32552, reply #6 of 40)

I Goggled President's Choice and only found their products in Canada.  It sure seems to me that they used to be carried at Harris Teeters, but that was about ten years ago.  I Google HT also and no President's Choice.   Fresh Market is pretty good about ordering if you need something.  Any Indian restaurants in your area?  I love Garlic Naan, we even have a small Indian grocery in Greenville.

MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #7 of 40)

There might be an Indian place in Fayetteville.  I know they just had an Indian festival featuring food, etc.  Of course, getting my butt in gear to get to Fayetteville is a problem...that is the one place in North Carolina which I've found to be less than pleasant.



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MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #8 of 40)

Weird!  I have found President's Choice foods...seems like they were at Safeway and Albertson's.  I wonder if they are at Kroger's?  I might just email them and see if they can give me a source for the naan bread.  Thanks for the info.



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MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #9 of 40)

I really miss my Central Market, but love NC so much that it's worth it.  Why didn't someone tell me years ago how happy I would be here?  I've found several decent stores, my favorite being Lowe's which Gretchen pointed me to.  Harris Teeter is good for quick shopping, and Fresh Market seems overpriced, but they do have some interesting things.  I would love to find someone with bulk spices and chocolates...or beg and plead with someone who shops at Central Market to fill my shopping list and send them to me, LOL.


Edited because I hit the post button in mid sentence!




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Edited 5/20/2006 9:35 pm by MadMom

Amy's picture

(post #32552, reply #20 of 40)

I live just outside Austin, but not quite to Dripping Springs. I'm at Central Market at least once a week, sometimes three times. What would you like? :)

MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #21 of 40)

Oh, Amy, I'll be happy to send you a shopping list.  Actually, the only thing I really miss is the chocolate and spices from the bulk department.  If you'd be willing to pick up some spices, I'll gladly reimburse all your expenses.  I can find pretty much everything else I want around here, but I got so used to picking up little bags of bulk spice and paying less than a dollar, and it just frosts me to pay the prices they want for stale bottles.  I'll check out my "stash" and let you know what I need.  Thanks so much.



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Amy's picture

(post #32552, reply #23 of 40)

I know what you mean! I love being able to buy a spoonful of this and spoonful of that. I love that my spices are always super fresh. It will be very easy (and fun!!) to put together a little package for you.

TracyK's picture

(post #32552, reply #26 of 40)

Is there a Whole Foods anywhere? They have bulk spices. Or you could order from Penzeys... their stuff is never stale, and it's cheaper than grocery-store prices.

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MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #27 of 40)

There is a Whole Foods in Raleigh, which is just about an hour away.  I might talk DD into driving up there with me one day to stock up. 



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(post #32552, reply #10 of 40)

Being born and raised in California (a rare bird by California standards); lived in Pasadena, Santa Barbara and Portola Valley I can say our grocery stores in the South East are superior.  I was surprised.  Except for one big issue, the cost of produce.  Lemons, limes, artichokes, etc. are very high priced.  Of course in Santa Barbara I could go out in the backyard and pick them!


I love SC so much that the cost of some lemons is easy to put up with.   Please remember:  all of us expats, keep the Carolinas low on the radar, others might just catch on.  In the 19+ years I've been here it's amazing how it's changed.  Used to be very affordable, now it's just wonderful.

MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #11 of 40)

Maybe I should take CBirk's advice and shut up about how happy I am here, LOL.  Seriously, I come from Republic of Texas stock and don't regret for a moment leaving.  Now, if you are worried about shipping costs, the area we left (near DFW airport) would be great for you.  Of course, what you save in shipping costs (a tax deductible business expense, I'm assuming) would be eaten up in high utility costs and the obscene property taxes.



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MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #12 of 40)

My younger DD says that Austin is the only part of Texas she truly misses, even in NC.  I like Austin, and seriously considered moving to the Hill Country.  Check out Dripping Springs (west of Austin and only 17 miles to the nearest Central Market...I checked) - quiet small town with some beautiful homes.  You would still have the obscenely high property taxes, but no income tax, so that helps a wee bit.  Let me know where you end up...maybe you can be my Central Market supplier?????



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MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #13 of 40)

Actually, even though I do love it here, I had some great times in Texas, and I can understand why you need to be in the middle of the country.  We've always had either the Army or the government or my family business move us, and this last move was the first one we ever paid for.  Hooooboy!  Did we pay~ cost a bloody fortune, plus ended up with so many broken things.  Have filed, and the insurance company sent an adjuster out, but haven't gotten any final resolution.  Fortunately, I packed all the china, crystal, glasses, etc., so that all came through unscathed...it was just the furniture they messed up, broke, dented, etc. 


Hope things work out with Donnie's grandmother.  I can only imagine how horrible that must be.  We were able to keep my Mom in a home we owned, and had a caregiver living with her, so she had some semblance of normalcy.  When I visited my aunt in the nursing home, I never left with my blood pressure not boiling high. 




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MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #14 of 40)

I hear you.  You and I ought to get together for a glass or two of wine and swap stories sometime...I thank my lucky stars that we found a good caregiver for Mom.  The lady was black, about 6 foot tall, strong as an ox, read her Bible all the time, but sprinkled her conversations with the "F" word...and she took such great care of my mother.  We were able to give Mom one on one care, 24/7, buy all her food, pay for her medicines (close to $850/mo) and spent something close to $300,000 over a six year period.  A nursing home would have cost much more, and she would have gotten horrible care, virtually no attention, etc.  I begged my cousin to put my aunt in with Mom...we had a four bedroom house, with one bedroom used by the caregivers and one by Mom and the other two virtually empty.  Told her that the caregivers would charge an extra $50/week to look after two people rather than one, and that was all she would have to pay, other than her personal medications.  Nothing for food, nothing for rent, etc.  My cousin, who lived out of state, put my aunt into a nursing home instead.  Took every penny my aunt had, of course, and she was dead in about six months.  I could cry.


Yes, this really has nothing to do with naan bread, does it?  No more rants...but you can always email me.  ;)




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MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #15 of 40)

First, a 90-page rant would be fine, except that you would probably get a 100 page rant in response!


Central Market is an upscale HEB.  They are owned by the same company, and the story is that the founder's wife complained that there were things she simply couldn't find in "regular" grocery stores, including HEB, thus the concept of Central Market. 


Sounds like DS might be great for you, especially with the senior support for Donnie's grandmother.  Keep me posted on what you decide to do.  I'm already drooling and thinking about my first CM shipment, LOL!




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beebuzzled's picture

(post #32552, reply #16 of 40)

...putting the train back on the rails...


I tried the naan bread and it is tasteless, doughy and has the consistency of day old Wonder bread. Don't buy it. Ick.


I'll either learn to make it or I'll pick some up from the Indian restaurant in town.


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fitzcindy's picture

(post #32552, reply #17 of 40)

Well then, I'm glad I didn't waste my money.  That's unusual - I find many PC products to be excellent.  We have a good Persian bakery nearby that sells naan bread.  That's where I'll be getting mine.

MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #18 of 40)

A good Persian bakery nearby...you really know how to hurt a girl, don't you?



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schnitzel's picture

(post #32552, reply #19 of 40)

Fresh is best! 
Why not make it yourself and then freeze some for another day (if you must).


Or am I missing something obvious here. Be kind. ;·)


MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #22 of 40)

Exactly what I did last time, but it takes two days (the dough sits in the fridge overnight) and I think Willie Ray snuck in and ate a bunch out of the freezer, dang him.  It's really easy that way, and if you cook it until it's almost done, then freeze it, you can pop a slice into the toaster and it thaws and cooks and is great.  I really do need to do some more, because we love it.  I just got spoiled with the frozen stuff, because we kept several packages in the freezer and it was always a quick, easy bread to serve.



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(post #32552, reply #24 of 40)

Two days to make?!!  Have you tried the recipe out of Baking with Julia?  It's by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid.  I make it in the KA and it only requires a 2 hour rise, (mine is usually a little over an hour), then shape and bake.  It's incredibly addictive.

MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #25 of 40)

I think that's the recipe I use, although it came from FC.  My copy suggests putting the dough in the refrigerator overnight, which frankly, works out fine for me.  I like bread which has been made from dough put in the fridge overnight, as it seems to deepen the flavor.



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Sammy2's picture

(post #32552, reply #28 of 40)

Probably the same one.  It states that if it's more convenient to put it in the fridge overnight.  You have a lot more patience than I, because when I crave Naan bread I want it now, as in the next 2 hours.  Delicious either way I'm sure.


Perhaps I should split the batch of dough and make some one day and more the next.  Except that would require reheating the oven.  Does it really freeze well?

MadMom's picture

(post #32552, reply #29 of 40)

Freezes like a dream.  I just pop one or two pieces into a Ziplock (it doesn't stay in the freezer long enough to justify anything more complicated) and when I'm ready to eat, take whatever I need out and pop it into the toaster.  Used to warm it in the oven, but found that wasn't necessary.



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(post #32552, reply #30 of 40)

You just HAVE to try their new caramel chocolate ice cream with chocolate crackle...............I bought it the other day and ate it using a soup spoon............pure heaven!!!

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