The folks at S & R Price are being really nice. They sent Marketman an update on their increasing roster of products and are clearly responding to an earlier post on this website with incredible attentionâ€¦they now have tubs of yoghurt (not from Greece, Joey and Mila) but Australian and as close as I have found to non-sweet yoghurt in Manila so farâ€¦ and dried figs and dates as well. I was at the Fort Bonifacio store a couple of days ago and I bought our turkey there, also got 2 containers of Bulla Pure Heavy Cream (YAHOO!) and was so incredibly thrilled to find fresh Bosc pears in the fruit department. There were also strawberries and cherries on offer as well. The chocolate covered raisins were incredibly fresh, with the plumpest of raisins hiding within. And our chocolate Labrador is utterly thrilled that her favorite doggie cookies are back in stock. I donâ€™t mean to sound like I work for S&R, because I don’t, but I am grateful that they are getting back in gearâ€¦a welcome improvement to the otherwise bleak food retail atmosphere of the past few months.
Readers should continue to post items that they wish S & R might carry, as I understand the store’s staff read this blog fairly often, and who knowsâ€¦they might listen and work wondersâ€¦ As for me, consistent stocks of heavy cream, some good butter, maybe Ghirardelli chocolate chips, continuing improvements to fruit stocks, consistent meat stocks, etc. will keep me coming back for moreâ€¦ As for the Bosc pears, just peel ripe but still firm pears and poach them in a pan with an entire bottle of red wine and some sugar or just sugared water and serve them at room temperature with a puree of raspberries (frozen will work) with a bit of fruit liquer and some whipped cream or vanilla ice creamâ€¦YUM. This is a very elegant dessert, perfect for holiday entertaining, and extremely easy to do!