The Costco Wholesale warehouse in Teterboro was a pleasure to shop in before noon today, above and below.
|When it was time for me to check out, there was only one other Costco member ahead of me, and he had purchased only three or four items.|
By VICTOR E. SASSON
A third snowy nor'easter in less than three weeks was predicted, but the storm fizzled this morning.
Still, wind and rain lashed my face as I bent forward to walk across the parking lot to the entrance of Costco Wholesale.
Inside, I found a far calmer shopping experience than usual: Uncrowded aisles and only one other Costco member in front of me at checkout.
I went for a couple of pounds of fresh, wild Cod from Iceland, but was surprised to find skinless-and-boneless fillets of wild-caught Silver Corvina from Suriname, a country in South America, for $8.99 a pound.
This is the first time I've seen that fish at Costco, and I'm looking forward to preparing a Fish & Vegetable Medley with the reddish fillets, fresh organic spinach, grape tomatoes and other ingredients.
Another standout was a 40-ounce bag of Organic Dried Smyrna Figs ($10.49), which are tender and juicy, and the closest you can get to the fresh fruit.
A few of them will be great with Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese and roasted almonds dusted with cinnamon after our fish dinner tonight.
And I also brought home a 5-pound bag labeled "Sweetie," containing small pomelos from Israel ($6.99).
Fresh wild Silver Corvina fillet from Suriname at Costco Wholesale in Teterboro. Below, a 40-ounce bag of Organic Dried Smyrna Figs was $10.49.
|A 5-pound bag of pomelos from Israel are labeled "Sweetie."|
Kirkland Signature Almonds are now steam pasteurized (3 pounds for $12.49). I roast the sodium-free, raw almonds in the oven for 1 hour and 25 minutes at 275 degrees, then dust them with cinnamon.
A Kirkland Signature spread-collar dress shirt ($17.99), and a belt made from Italian leather (also $17.99) in my basket at checkout. A pack of five Kirkland Signature Dress Socks were only $7.99 after instant savings of $2.