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Mother of Vinegar?

Does anyone know of anyone selling mother of vinegar culture in the Seattle-Vancouver BC area? I would like to get more than what is in a bottle Of Bragg's.
Many thanks!

Jan 06, 2013
elenarain in Greater Seattle

Good Southern Food in Lake Charles


I am going to be in Lake Charles on business and can't wait to have some good southern food, gumbo, boudin, can't wait!

Any suggestions? I'll be there for a week, so I would like to try several spots


May 04, 2012
elenarain in Central South

Best Barbecue in Vancouver?

I know everyone has a different idea of what "authentic" barbecue is, but how about some nominations for a New Mexico girl?

Good Pho in Vancouver?

thanks fmed! will check out Song Houng and give you some feedback.



Jul 11, 2009
elenarain in Prairie Provinces

Good Pho in Vancouver?

Which place gets your vote for the best pho in Vancouver...we like the Green Leaf in Seattle but want to try out our new Nexus passes and check out the pho scene in Vancouver..thanks!

Jul 11, 2009
elenarain in Prairie Provinces

Two Nights in PDX

thanks! we are on our way down with a great list of places to visit..btw, we are checking out the Clear Creek Distillery also..

May 16, 2008
elenarain in Pacific Northwest

Two Nights in PDX

OK, we have two late Friday night and Saturday.night.where to go, where to go? We really like ethnic, so we are thinking PokPok and Andina..any other votes? We also have 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches and would really like to try something interesting. Thanks for your tips!

May 15, 2008
elenarain in Pacific Northwest

Green Leaf Review

After reading some posts here, we headed to the Green Leaf in Seattle for lunch today..No need to look for an address..after you get on 8th, just look for the lovely green leaf sign!

We had to wait a bit, but someone came out and fired up the outdoor heater while we waited (not long at all).

Inside, we were seated at a small table in the packed and friendly restaurant...The spring rolls with shrimp and pork were bright and fresh with big shrimp and crispy pork and lots of mint and basil with frilly lettuce caps..We had the pho ga..pretty good and simple...The star, though, was the fried duck noodle broth with beautiful greens, tasty mushrooms and LOTS of duck in a most savory duck broth..ORDER THE FRIED DUCK NOODLE SOUP..I had fried duck noodle soup envy, big time! I want to go back and try more of the diverse menu...
All that and two cups of great tea for 25.00 ..Highly recommended!

Feb 02, 2008
elenarain in Pacific Northwest