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Where can I buy butternuts (the nutmeat, not the squash)?

Hooray for the Pennsylvania Farm Show and the Pennsylvania Nut Growers Association! I have learned to attend on opening day and was able to buy an 8 oz and a 4 oz bag of butternuts, wiping out their available stock.

Now to figure out a recipe that will showcast them :)

Jan 10, 2013
mwolson in General Topics

Ray "Red" Gills Razorback Barbecue Sauce?

Does anyone know if River City Spice, home of Razorback cookers, in Blytheville, Arkansas is still in business?

We are out of Razorback sauce and suffering from a severely low blood barbecue level. I know their website is still up but they haven't answered their telephone or responded to emails in months.

I have searched and can't find a place to buy their sauce anywhere.

Margie in Virginia

Oct 17, 2012
mwolson in Central South

Yogurt dipping sauce

Give it a go! Ingredients: goats milk yogurt, onions, shallots, chives, canola oil and salt.

It is so good.

Jul 18, 2011
mwolson in Home Cooking

Yogurt dipping sauce

I wish I had the recipe to make a version of Skotidakis Shallot and Chive Yogurt Dip. Costco sells this in Virginia stores right now but, from past experience, they'll pull it soon because I like it. :(

It is supremely good. A "Google" search for it only brings up nutrition info, which indicates that it is rather healthy as snacks go. :)

Jul 15, 2011
mwolson in Home Cooking

Where can I buy butternuts (the nutmeat, not the squash)?

I have looked all over and can't find a source for butternuts unless one happens to have a tree in their yard. I found one website,, that promises to have them available in the fall of 2010 but no other mention anywhere.

Can anyone help me?

Jul 22, 2010
mwolson in General Topics

It’s pawpaw season – recipes and ideas?

It's Pawpaw season here in Virginia, we live near the Potomac and find good stands of them along the creeks that feed the river. Since they don't all ripen at once, you can gather them for an extended period of time.

We shake the tree trunks and then pick up the fruit that is ripe enough to fall to the ground rather than pick them right off the trees.

Last season, I called the C&O Canal National Park headquarters and was told that people are allowed to pick pawpaws in the park - I think you are limited to a gallon per person, and that they grow thickly all along near the canal and the Potomac River from Maryland on up to West Virginia.

Sep 14, 2009
mwolson in Home Cooking

Restaurants in Harper's Ferry

Another plug for Shepherdstown. It's a lovely college town with quite a few restaurants and cafe's, not to be forgetting the Bavarian Inn!

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart - Bon Appetit April 1985

That's it! Thanks so much. :)

I was able to locate a copy of that issue of the magazine on but it won't be here for a couple of weeks.

What I clearly remember is that the tart was very good for not a lot of effort and it looked beautiful as well.

Aug 19, 2009
mwolson in Home Cooking

duke's mayo -- i think i'm a convert

We became Duke's converts several years ago and now stock up whenever we find a store that carries it. We're 30 minutes south of Washington, DC so you'd think it would be everywhere but not so. Harris Teeter carries it in several sizes and in picnic squeeze bottles as well.

FoodLion/Bloom usually has the standard size jars. Bizarrely, ethnic groceries carry it far more often than either Giant or Safeway.

Nothing as good as a summer ripe tomato, some applewood smoked bacon and Dukes on a BLT.

Aug 19, 2009
mwolson in General Topics

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart - Bon Appetit April 1985

How can I get a copy of this recipe or that issue of the magazine? I made that very easy and gorgeous dessert back in the 1980's not long after the issue came out but can't locate it on line. The closest I've managed was to narrow down the fruit and which issue it was in.

It had a spiral of phyllo that really added to the eye appeal.


Aug 18, 2009
mwolson in Home Cooking