|Taking into account portion size and price, the shop gives good value, with many items costing $5.99 and $6.99.|
|Costco Wholesale provides a terrific way to end a meal with Parmigiano Reggiano and reduced-fat Swiss cheeses, left; organic unsulfured, sun-dried Calimyrna Figs, top; and sodium-free almonds I roast at home and dust with Vietnamese cinnamon.|
|Costco Wholesale's Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Smoked Sockeye Salmon costs $15.59 for 1 pound (packaged in two half-pound pouches), the first price adjustment I have seen in well over a year. The old price was $15.39.|
Costco Wholesale still has the best price on smoked wild salmon, even with a 20-cent price increase my wife encountered last week.
The sockeye salmon is sliced and preservative free: Ingredients are salmon, salt, brown sugar and natural wood smoke.
Compare the color of this wild salmon to the artificially colored farmed fish used in the vast majority of smoked salmon, and the choice is clear.
My wife also brought home a 10-pound bag of sweet potatoes for $5.99. Costco stocks them only for holidays.
That night, she boiled a few sweet potatoes with Kabocha squash, then mashed them with olive oil to accompany wild-caught sea bass from H Mart, the Korean supermarket in Englewood.
The mashed sweet potatoes are also wonderful for breakfast as a foundation for two organic eggs fried sunny side up.
Then, you can break the yolks over the sweet potatoes and eat them together. Who needs bread?