People that brought far too much food are now throwing it out. Beyond shameful!
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Tinned tomatoes on jacket potato or toast is a very nice meal.
I was gonna do my first ever on line shop, but even though the first delivery is weeks away, if the item is currently out of stock you can't put it in your basket!! What is that about?
The government is bringing in urgent laws re shopping, let's hope opening on Easter Sunday is one of them. The supermarkets near me are totally wiped out at Xmas, so I'll have no hope of getting anything! And today there was no restriction on how many of the same items you could buy so I bought 3 bars of soap, gonna need them if I don't source loo roll! 😂
Yes, that's a real problem at the moment. However, if you just do an order for over the lower limit shown you can then go on nearer the date and amend it so some/all of those items might then be available. Usually latest amend is the night before but I'm doing it earlier whilst this is going on. I had managed to get an order last Wednesday from Asda and only had one item substituted and one missing when it arrived so was very fortunate!
I currently take 500mg SR with the approval of my cardiologist. Vitamin C reduces irritation often a precursor to plaque formation. The link between Vitamin C and blood vessel health was established centuries ago when they started giving sailors lime juice to prevent scurvy. Currently I am having problems sourcing good quality fruit and veg...
I'm presently taking more than 8 grams of C daily, as is my choice because I'm tackling another chest infection.
I take C in divided doses, up to bowel tolerance (one person's bowel tolerance level differs from another person's. The bowel tolerance level can also change depending on how well or how ill an individual is.
I also avoid buying C that has calcium added to it (e.g. buffer/slow release/time release) as it can amount to alot of calcium if I'm taking several grams of C daily.
I also try to stay hydrated.
You can conduct your own research at NCBI/PubMed and other scientific sites.
Er, what seems a "good amount"? I didn't say what amount I'm taking, not did I say that I'm taking 8 grams. I only said that I'm taking more than the amount that you mentioned.
I explained that each person has a different level of bowel tolerance.
I buy tablets and capsules.
I explained that I'm taking it as an aid to my current chest infection.
I do not advise others on what they should/not do.
Each adult must do their own research and draw their own conclusions and consult those in whom they trust.
I also ensure that my Vit D3 blood serum level is Optimal, instead of being merely okay or adequate.
As I said before, I don't advise others as to what they should/not do with or to their own body.
I've done my own research and others should do theirs. In your research you could/should consult your doctors as to their views on any given issue inc. health supplements. I've done that over the years, but only one of my doctors had any level of knowledge re health supplements, and that was because he had studied integrative medicine after qualifying as an MD.
oh god love you. have you got wet wipes. not ideal but will do the job🤣no pun intended. the other suggestion is good old newspaper. i remember i used it on many occasions. back in the day. our shops seem to have most things in stock again. not as much choice but enough. joking aside keep strong,hopeful and blessed for everyday we are still here❤️
Here's a recipe for Shakshuka! Allow half a tin chopped tomatoes and 1 - 2 eggs per person.
Dice some onions and bell peppers. Heat in a pan with a little olive oil until the onion starts to caramelise, and add garlic and 'erbs to taste. Add the tomatoes and Bring to the boil and simmer for five minutes. Break in the eggs spacing as appropriate. When the whites are firm and yolks are on the point of setting serve.
We have very little in the way of retail shops here in our town. We do have a few smaller one off shops dotted around but tried them all yesterday.
I've looked at deliveries on line, including click & collect, and nothing available anywhere. Tesco's are booked up to 18 Apr, no dates available beyond that, they're only releasing slots when they become available! 😢
Not doing that here! Went yesterday late afternoon and whilst there were less people around, people were still bumping trolleys! They had the yellow 'stay back' lines/boxes which everyone was ignoring and nobody was enforcing!
I asked about the vulnerable shopping slots and was told they'd had bout 400 elderly people queuing and that the time I went was probably the best time! Just no loo rolls!! happy with my tinned 🍅 though thinking of using them as my profile picture 🤔 ☺
Ah right, there’s security all round my local Tesco’s enforcing the rules. So nobody can get to close and certainly not bumping trolley’s. I think because the home delivery is so woeful at the moment people don’t have much of a choice but venturing out to shop. I think the smaller shops are potentially a higher risk. I went to our local meat factory outlet dead on opening time and it was absolute chaos, 20-30 people acting like a pack of piranhas. Needless to say the shelves cleared in 5 minutes flat.
Local Butcher and Premier isn’t like that at all ,they are both small outlets, they have restricted it two people at a time inside both places ,people are respectful and wait outside at a safe distance from each other ,people are happy to just get the basics when they cannot get to the Supermarkets or are frustrated by a lack of certain items.It is important for local business to keep going as a sizeable proportion of the population have very little other options
My daughter went shopping for me this morning,M&S was open, very quiet, she saw Loo rolls as well, we didn't need them. Second daughter from a different home went shopping for her family, went to M&S where they had reduced most things, she bought tuna steaks reduced because she afford them normally.
That's what I'm was wondering about. Normally we get our meat from a butchers, fruit from M&S, eggs and veg from a farm shop etc. The shop that's nearest to me is the farm shop but that's about 15 miles away, not a great distance but I doubt it would be classed as an essential journey when we have a small supermarket in town and a larger one just outside, albeit with limited stock!
Can't say I'm surprised, considering £1billion additional spending on food in the last 3 weeks, it's not possible to consume that quantity of food, especially fresh food! and you can only get so much in a freezer! It's shameful when you think of the people in other parts of the world that struggle to get food on a regular and secure basis.
Don't forget Easter is just around the corner, and the supermarkets will by law be closed on Easter Sunday - so assume that if the shelf stripping is over by them, we'll have a re-run on the Saturday before Easter Sunday 😤
Exactly what I said would happen and there will be a lot more being thrown out over the coming weeks.
I went shopping today at 6pm and got everything I needed except the individual trifles I like. There was plenty of milk, bread and meat, some loo rolls, but no pasta or eggs. If people hadn’t been so selfish there would have been plenty to go round, instead those same selfish people are now throwing food out because they haven’t used it. At the same time there are people going without because the shelves have been empty when they went shopping. Makes me so angry 😡 .
I don't get this, as most foods can be freezed. Meat, bread, butter, milk, vegetables, fruit... I already had stock from previous months if I bought a couple of things extra on my weekly shop that I wouldnt use that week. Why can't some people organise themselves? At least they could have cooked the extra food and give it away.
Bread is still in short supply here and there is less variety available. Toilet rolls are non-existent but I had those in stock!
Freezers were apparently selling like hot cakes for a week or so, and I have heard of one person buying £700 of meat from our local butcher!
Crazy times! Take care everyone!
I live in a street where I appear to be the only one who cooks from fresh. Our communal bins are full of takeaway cartons and pizza boxes. The bins aren’t so full these days. The supermarkets keep running out of convenience foods but the farm shops are keeping up to fresh food supplies. I feel sorry for the kids who have no cooking education or experience.
Yes, it’s disgusting. As I’m on my own, I have bought some extra bits but seeing there may be two tins left on the shelf I would only take one and leave the other for someone else. But you see families, just devouring everything, it’s no wonder these people are obese. All the junk and unhealthy food that people are eating is the reason the NHS is always overstretched.
Regrettably this self-centred stupidity will continue, unabated until there are individual consequences for this anti-social and disruptive behaviour. Asking these hoarders to consider the elderly, infirm and less fortunate is a waste of time. They have had ample time to realise they cannot eat all they bought and could maybe exercise some neighbourliness. Not a chance!
Fortunately, there are enough good people who understand community and will strive to offset the damage being done.
But the supermarkets were complicit in this and late to to put in place any limits, and only when this became something of a supply chain issue.
And dedicated slots for the elderly and essential workers are great if essentials are actually on the shelves.
In my area ,Asda,Morrisons, Sainsbury,M&S , no delivery or pick up slots for the next two weeks and nothing bookable beyond that. So a sort of viral Russian Roulette with every shopping trip.
Must try harder, guys!
Hi IanGordon. I’ve just received an email from Sainsbury’s telling me delivery slots available. They provide a helpline if you can’t get any. Let’s not assume everyone filling trolleys are selfish. There are a lot of people near me who are looking after the vulnerable. My niece has a temperature of 40 degrees and her 4 month old baby has a high temperature. The doctor wanted to send her to hospital (she does not have the virus but tonsillitis) but she is still breastfeeding and it’s not safe for her in hospital. She couldn’t get a delivery of shopping so rang me. I gave her details of my local shops who have agreed to deliver to her even though she lives a distance away. There are people who can help you if you are having trouble getting supplies.
Thank you, Maisie.
My apologies for the rant. Just adjusting my shopping patterns (and my life) to the new world we involuntarily find ourselves in.
I don't need delivery/collection and although stented CAD and 2 years post AVR, not part of the 1.5m at greater risk.
As we all are, just taking measures to ensure I continue to enjoy pre - Corona life expectancy!
Stay isolated, stay safe, live long.
Our little local shop had loads of loo rolls and soap last week ( haven't been out since) but baked beans don't exist anywhere. Morrisons delivered Carex anti bacterial handwash last week . I was amazed to see it but only ordered one. Tesco has started restricting orders to a total of 80 items and a max of 3 of any item. A friend got a click and collect at Sainsburys last week and said the queue to get into the shop was over 300 yards long- limiting how many went in at one time. Husband had to go to local Spar today for bread and said it was deserted.