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Julia Report 12 Nov 2012 11:37

dried fruit, and nuts, come to think of it, for backing.
It is outdacious. It will soon be too expensive to make your own cakes etc.

Julia in Derbyshire


JoyBoroAngel Report 12 Nov 2012 12:21

i buy rasins for my chinchillas
and have noticed the price rise over the last few weeks :-(


DazedConfused Report 12 Nov 2012 12:26

Globally many crops have in the last few years been affected by the changing weather.

You only have to look to the US and their wheat crops etc., and India/China for the rice.

And here in the UK many root vegetable crops have been seriously affected by the horrendous rain we have had over the summer.


Julia Report 12 Nov 2012 12:32

Wonders if it is becuase it is Christmas, they are using it as an excuse to increase the price.

Julia in Derbyshire


Julia Report 12 Nov 2012 12:35

Piglets Pal, I know all about crop failures. We have an allotment, so rely on it's produce to feed us.

Julia in Derbyshire


~Lynda~ Report 12 Nov 2012 13:29

Tesco have a 3 for the price of 2 offer on all there baking ingredients, dried fruit & nuts included, my cupboards are full of them :-D


Merlin Report 12 Nov 2012 14:09

Julia, pop over to Lyndas place. Bake a few cakes then Swipe the rest of her Dried Fruit. :-D :-D :-D :-D


Iris Report 12 Nov 2012 15:08

i have been told by my green grocer,that by the time christmas is here ,there will be no english potatos . because of the bad weather in the summer !! and have you seen the price of swedes,£1-50 a kilo where i live .


Julia Report 12 Nov 2012 15:15

Iris, glad you have come on board. If I make your Shortbread recipe now, can I freeze it until Christmas.

I paid £1.48 for a Celariac, last Friday. Price of veg is getting quite ridiculous.


Julia in Derbyshire


GinN Report 12 Nov 2012 15:16

Potatoes and other root veg have really hiked in price over the last week or so. Bought a tiny swede on Saturday for 75p - but I can't deprive Hubby, he loves them.
Pasta with roast turkey and all the trimmings for Christmas lunch?


Iris Report 12 Nov 2012 15:24

yes , it will freeze, pack it carefully in plastic boxs , with greaseproof paper between layers , will keep about 2 months, hope you enjoy it , iris


Julia Report 12 Nov 2012 15:25

I also paid that price for a Swede. No Pasta for me, thank you LOLOL, Christmas or any other day.
Roast Pork and all the trimmings.

Julia in Derbyshire


Iris Report 13 Nov 2012 12:58

i have just paid £10 for a sack of make sure i have plenty for christmas , when the family come 's visiting .i know i wont get them any cheaper than that localy. iris


Island Report 13 Nov 2012 13:04

How do you keep the potatoes iris?


Merlin Report 13 Nov 2012 13:13

In a bag in the dark,or mash them or roast them and freeze. :-D :-D :-D


Julia Report 13 Nov 2012 13:18

Island, you peel, I'll mash and roast LOLOL

Julia in Derbyshire


Island Report 13 Nov 2012 13:21

Cheers Merlin, I've never thought to cook and freeze potatoes. I fancy spending the day working me way through a sack of spuds :-0 LOL :-D


Island Report 13 Nov 2012 13:23

Ha ha Juliah :-D

Do you half cook them?


Merlin Report 13 Nov 2012 13:27

Get Prickly and Wend to help. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D ;-)


Iris Report 13 Nov 2012 13:39

or in my case , in the shed in the dark .they should keep for quiet a long time . iris