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WHERE TO BUY CANNED ESCARGOT IN S,F.

That's a fantastic price… I wonder if you can freeze them in smaller batches? There are only two of us - so 12 are enough for us. I found some on Amazon in small cans and ordered 8 cans. They are excellent and I still have some cans left.

Dec 19, 2013
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Refreezing Marrow Bones

Two days ago I bought some frozen marrow bones to make soup today. I bought extras to freeze. Inadvertently all of them were put in the fridge instead of the freezer.

I will be using half of them today … can I refreeze the rest for later?

Nov 23, 2013
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Un-impressed with Vitamix

I have only made it in my 32 oz container, my bad for not mentioning that. - The 32 oz is the one I use daily for my smoothies and smaller things. It is really really hard to scoop out the peanut butter … very narrow on the bottom. I have never made a big batch, so I haven't used the 64 oz. In fact, I rarely use the 64 oz except for soups etc..

Nov 08, 2013
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Un-impressed with Vitamix

I too have trouble making nut butter in my 750, but I think i is because I only make a small amount - I cannot be trusted having peanut butter in the fridge… no self control. So I make just enough for one or two sandwiches, plus a spoonful, or two, to tide me over until I can make my sandwich.

I have a heck of a time getting it all out and off of the blades. A VM rep told me to make a smoothie right after I make the nut butter… it doesn't take it all out, but sure makes a difference, plus I get a nut taste in my smoothie.

Nov 07, 2013
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Vitamix Recall

My return box finally arrived yesterday - close to 3 weeks after I requested it. So, I am figuring another two or so weeks after I take it to UPS.

Oct 17, 2013
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Vitamix Recall

I guess if we all get the drink book we can toast together to the return of our containers!

Oct 15, 2013
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Vitamix Recall

I just called again and they said that there had been a problem that delayed the boxes being sent and that in fact my had been shipped on 10/11/13 and I should have it on the 15th.

That's funny because I called on the 13th and they had no info... he said that after they receive it, it would probably be another 9-10 days until I get it back.

Dying to know... what is the gift???

Oct 15, 2013
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Vitamix Recall

As soon as I got the recall notification, I called them and they said that they would send me a return box within two days. That was over two weeks ago and as yet I have received nothing from them. They said that I could wait a few days and they would give me the UPS tracking number.

I have called them several times, using the customer number that they gave me.... and as of today, they still don't know the box has been shipped and of course there is no tracking number.

I'm curious too, what is the gift????

Over two weeks ...that is very poor customer service and I am disappointed in them.

I will put a mark on my container before I return it .. to make sure that I get back my own back. Not that it will do me any good if I don't. Until now I have been very happy withy their customer service .. but it is ridiculous that they can't even tell me if the box was sent to me or not.

Oct 15, 2013
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WHERE TO BUY CANNED ESCARGOT IN S,F.

I found them at Whole Foods on 24th St. When I called to ask, I was told that they didn't have any, but they transferred me to the meat dept (???) and one of the butchers immediately said they were on the International aisle.

I bought Saveurs de la terre Helix Escargot, 18 count, 7 oz cab for $7.99. The can actually had 20 in it. I made them tonight, some with just a butter/garlic mixture and a few in large mushrooms with the same butter mixture. Excellent, especially the ones in the mushrooms, juicy and moist. I topped the mushrooms with grated parmesan. I also made an excellent salad frisee with bacon and croutons and of course crispy french bread.

Not our usual week night meal - a nice treat. Thanks so much for helping me to find them.

Oct 08, 2013
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WHERE TO BUY CANNED ESCARGOT IN S,F.

Thanks ... that's pretty close to home. Ours is one of the smaller stores, but I'll check tomorrow.

Oct 08, 2013
Canthespam in San Francisco Bay Area

WHERE TO BUY CANNED ESCARGOT IN S,F.

It maybe a few weeks before I make them, but I will let you know the results.

Oct 07, 2013
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WHERE TO BUY CANNED ESCARGOT IN S,F.

Thanks so much David ... I just called Cal-Mart and yes they do have them... both Roland and Helix - cans of 12. When I asked last week they said no and I couldn't find them.

Oct 07, 2013
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WHERE TO BUY CANNED ESCARGOT IN S,F.

Thanks David, I was shopping in Cal-Mart and Laurel Supermarket ast week and I did check with them both. Nothing. Laurel said that they used to carry them, but they have had a difficult time getting imports - especially French soap.

Oct 06, 2013
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WHERE TO BUY CANNED ESCARGOT IN S,F.

I found them on Amazon, Helix and Roland, but they come in multiple packages. I want to try making them again first and then maybe I'll buy them from Amazon. Both brands get good online reviews.

Oct 06, 2013
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WHERE TO BUY CANNED ESCARGOT IN S,F.

No way would I buy them live and fresh ... it was bad enough looking at them dead and canned :-)

Thanks for heads up on Cost Plus... that would have been another choice to call.

Somebody in SF must sell them.

Oct 06, 2013
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WHERE TO BUY CANNED ESCARGOT IN S,F.

I called both before I posted and also Bi-Rite...and a few others with no luck. I guess I'll have to drive down to Draeger's in Sam Mateo,

Oct 06, 2013
Canthespam in San Francisco Bay Area

WHERE TO BUY CANNED ESCARGOT IN S,F.

Thanks Carrie....

I am thinking of putting them in mushrooms instead of shells.

I just called Draeger's - they have 2 brands

Helix - 2 doz. 'very large' $11.50.

Roland 1 doz. Giant - $7.29

Any preference?

I am hoping to find them in S.F.

Oct 06, 2013
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WHERE TO BUY CANNED ESCARGOT IN S,F.

Also... which brand or brands are the best? Hopefully I will find some in smaller cans - maybe 12 -18 per can.

I haven't made that at home in many years ...yucky sight coming out of the can, but I just returned from Paris and am ready to make some at home again.

Merci.

Oct 06, 2013
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Do you think I should exchange my Vitamix Professional Series 500 for a Vitamix Series Professional Series 750 blender?

Call Vitamix about the plug ... I'm sure they sell them, or you may have to purchase an entire lid. Sometimes you get a really great rep and they just might send it to you free, including shipping.

Aug 03, 2013
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Vitamix Recipes & Tips

Sounds goooood. Next time I make bread I'll try your recipe. Thanks.

Jun 30, 2013
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Good But Not Expensive Restaurant in South San Francisco

Thanks so much for your help. They stubbornly held out for Chinese and wanted to go to the Grand Palace on Grand Ave.

Actually it was surprisingly good. Excellent service - but the restaurant was practically empty!

Their looooong menu was the most difficult menu I have ever seen. Hard to read.

Would I go there again ...maybe IF I was in the neighborhood.

Jun 05, 2013
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Good But Not Expensive Restaurant in South San Francisco

There will be four of us. Until I hear back from them, regarding their exact budget, I am leaning towards Boulevard Cafe, Jacks or The Basque Cultural Center.

If it were my choice I would to Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay - my husband would kill for their ice cream sandwich!

Jun 02, 2013
Canthespam in San Francisco Bay Area

Good But Not Expensive Restaurant in South San Francisco

Thank yo so much. This is something that we will save for ourselves unless I can talk our friends into going.

Jun 02, 2013
Canthespam in San Francisco Bay Area

Good But Not Expensive Restaurant in South San Francisco

We have eaten at Boulevard Cafe in Westlake. The service was good, the food was kinda 1950's as is the decor and the prices are very reasonable. For an inexpensive meal, it is a good place ... not THE Boulevard in SF of course!

Jun 01, 2013
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Good But Not Expensive Restaurant in South San Francisco

Thank you all for the great recommendations. I have forward the menus etc.. to our friends and will let them make the final decision ... they will love me for that :-)

Jun 01, 2013
Canthespam in San Francisco Bay Area

Good But Not Expensive Restaurant in South San Francisco

Yes, I sent them the menu to see if it is in their price range. I think that would be nice, but it is up to them.

I've lived San Francisco almost all of my life and I have never eaten there, how is it?

Jun 01, 2013
Canthespam in San Francisco Bay Area

Good But Not Expensive Restaurant in South San Francisco

We have friends who will be staying in So.SF for one night only. They are on a tight budget (not a starvation budget). So the restaurants we would normally pick in that general area are out of the question.

What recommendations do you have, no problem driving elsewhere .. pizza, Chinese or something similar. A major requirement is that it has good food and service. I'd take them to Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, but that is over their limit. I have three days to find something nice.

Thanks in advance.

Jun 01, 2013
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Fish Market(s) in Japantown [San Francisco]

Just thinking about this has made my mouth water.. we like Yum Yum, too bad it closes at 7:30PM - maybe tomorrow.

May 03, 2013
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Basic Steamed Artichokes

I have always steamed them stem down ... what difference if any oes them being up make? Although it would make it much easier to check for doneness.

May 03, 2013
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Fish Market(s) in Japantown [San Francisco]

You learn something new every single day .... thank heavens!

May 03, 2013
Canthespam in San Francisco Bay Area