looking for cheap fennel in nova
- alkapal Jan 6, 2009 04:59 PM
i'm on a fennel kick, but harris teeter and safeway's prices are a little steep. any recs on good places to get fennel cheaply in arlington, or nearby in nova? thanks, my pizza and my salmon with fettuccine will be happier!
Not sure how cheap Penzey's is, but I think they have the freshest spices around - they are certainly VERY comparable to spices you will find at the grocery store. In many cases, they are cheaper and the spices are so much more flavorful and fresh.
They have a store in Falls Church - below is a link their page on Fennel:
513 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA
I have never seen inexpensive fennel. Always seems to be at least $2 or above.
Maybe you could check the case price from a wholesaler and just pig out. It keeps pretty well in the crisper in the fridge.
Try potatoes and fennel au gratin. Extra special with some bleu cheese crumbled into it.
Terrific with fish too. Makes a wonderful fish stew with a light tomato broth.
I love the stuff. Could eat it every day.
If its fresh fennel try the large Asian/Latino stores: Super H, Grand Mart etc. It will be less than at whole paycheck or HT and just as good. But it won't be exactly cheap.