|Mold growing on a Jersey peach this morning, two days after I purchased the fruit at the ShopRite in Paramus.|
Editor's note: Today, I discuss Jersey peaches, triple-washed sweet potatoes for only $1 a pound; and Parmigiano Reggiano, often called the "King of Cheeses."
By VICTOR E. SASSON
I returned several Jersey peaches that had turned moldy to the ShopRite in Paramus today -- only two days after I bought them and left them on the counter to soften.
The employee at the customer service counter asked if I wanted a store credit or the $2.70 back on my credit card, but otherwise had no comment on the spoiled fruit.
Instead of buying more Jersey peaches, I picked up a medium seedless watermelon on sale for $3.99.
California peaches and other premium fruit at Costco Wholesale may sometimes cost more than at the ShopRite or H Mart, but I haven't had as many problems with them.
|ShopRite in Paramus has one of the best buys in sweet potatoes, which I boiled with peeled garlic cloves and mashed with extra-virgin olive oil, salt, cinnamon and other seasoning. Here, I enjoyed them this morning with a wedge of pesto frittata.|
On Wednesday, the same day I bought the peaches, I bought a second 3-pound bag of sweet potatoes at ShopRite in Paramus for $2.99 -- about $1 a pound, the best price around.
Southern's 10 in 1 Sweet Potatoes are triple washed and all about the same size.
The first bag hid a rotten, inedible sweet potato, but the new bag held perfect spuds.
I cut them up with the skin, boil them with garlic cloves and mash them with plenty of extra-virgin olive oil.
At breakfast, I like to break the yolk of a fried egg over the sweet potatoes, and eat them together.
For dinner, mashed sweet potatoes with grilled wild salmon are even more delicious when I spoon on the rich red-wine sauce I prepare for the fish.
|Kirkland Signature Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy is a reduced-fat cow's milk cheese that is sold at Costco Wholesale shredded or in wedges. The shredded cheese and a few pinches of Aleppo pepper turn organic eggs from Costco into a real treat.|
Shredded cheese with eggs
Kirkland Signature Parmigiano Reggiano from Costco Wholesale is especially user friendly in shredded form.
The reduced-fat shredded cheese gives extra body to 100% Egg Whites or I sprinkle it over whole eggs fried sunny side up in extra-virgin olive oil.
I'm planning to add some to sweet potatoes the next time I mash them with garlic and olive oil.
The cheese is aged for 24 months.
|Shredded Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese with three organic eggs. When using the cheese, there is no need to add salt.|