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Papusas in the Hartford area?

Is there anywhere in the Hartford area that has papusas? TIA

Oct 22, 2012
debby in Southern New England

Banchan (Lahaina, Kauai or Hilo)

Thanks. Not near Danbury, but I'll pass on the info. Lucky for you that you get all the banchan! Would love to hear your report of Isana if you make it there. I found a menu online, but no prices were listed. That seems to be common with restaurants in Hawaii.

Sep 03, 2012
debby in Hawaii

Banchan (Lahaina, Kauai or Hilo)

I'll be coming to Hawaii in October and I'm hoping to find a Korean restaurant that serves banchan in or near Lahaina or Hilo or somewhere on Kauai. I'm from San Francisco and traveling with someone from Connecticut. I have told him about banchan and he is eager to try it. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Mahalo.

Aug 25, 2012
debby in Hawaii

Where to buy duck legs in SF?

I think 22nd and Mission Market usually has them.

May 19, 2010
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

Where can I find raw horseradish in SF?

Mollie Stone's usually has it this time of year. I've gotten it at Whole Foods in the past. Think I saw some at the 24th Street store.

Mar 26, 2010
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

Looking for quail eggs in SF or Marin

I have seen them at Whole Foods.

Dec 19, 2009
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

Turkey for One?

Mission Market Fish and Poultry sells turkey breasts and legs. I think other places do as well. A turkey breast is pretty big. I think you can get a half, but that would still probably feed him for more than 2 meals. If you aren't familiar with this place, it is in the back of the Mission Food Hall. You can also enter from the back on Bartlett Street where there is metered parking.

Mission Market Fish and Poultry
2590 Mission St
(between 21st St & 22nd St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-3331

Nov 20, 2009
debby in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving Appetizers

Would you mind sharing your roasted olives with Marcona almonds recipe? Sounds delicious.

Nov 16, 2009
debby in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving: What do you make ahead?

Sounds wonderful. Would love the recipe and also the one for your brussel sprouts and chestnuts.

Nov 16, 2009
debby in Home Cooking

Saucy Joe's mobile sharpening

His card says knives, scissors and tools sharpened, repaired and sold. He was parked at Bush and Sansome today and told me he hopes to be there everyday. Anyone ever had him sharpen anything? If so, were you happy? Would be a convenient way for me to have knives sharpened before Thanksgiving, but I'd like to know he does a good job.

Nov 11, 2009
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

Carmel and Monterey - 2 lunches and 1 dinner

I'm looking for suggestions for a place for lunch in Carmel and places for lunch and dinner in Monterey. Would prefer seafood for the dinner in Monterey, but am open to other cuisines or dinner in Carmel, if no Monterey recommendations. Lunches on the moderate side. Already have a reservation for dinner at Passionfish. Are Katy's and the Cottage in Carmel good for lunch or are they strictly breakfast places? TIA

May 16, 2009
debby in California

Kosher for Passover Coke found in San Francisco

Mollie Stone's (California and Fillmore) has it. 2 litre bottles for $1.50. The bottles have a yellow cap. It is next to the K for P frozen food, near the fish counter.

Apr 06, 2009
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

ISO matzoh meal in SF

In case anyone else is looking, both Mollie Stone's in San Francisco have it. It wasn't with the Passover endcap display, but in the Ethnic Section at one store. I have found that if you can't find Passover items in the large displays, they are often in the Ethnic Section.

Apr 06, 2009
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

gefilte fish--can I freeze it?

At what heat do you cook yours? My recipe says to cook for 1 hour at a slow boil without uncovering. I always seem to have trouble maintaining a slow boil and end up frequently adjusting the temperature. Would love to just leave it alone for less time and feel confident that they are cooked through.

Apr 02, 2009
debby in Home Cooking

Financial District Taco Truck

There was a taco truck parked on Sansome between Bush and Sutter (closer to Sutter) today at lunchtime. I think it was called San Buena. I was on my way back to my office with lunch when I saw it, so didn't try it. They seem to have tacos, burritos and tortas. Has anyone tried it?

Apr 02, 2009
debby in San Francisco Bay Area


I'm looking for suggestions on where in San Francisco to purchase flat cut brisket. It is for a holiday meal and I want good quality, but also don't want to pay an exorbitant price. I'll try the usual places, but I don't usually buy this cut, so wondered if anyone had any specific brands they like. TIA

Mar 31, 2009
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

Favorite Fondue Dippers

I'm looking for suggestions for favorite and/or unusual dippers for fondues (cheese and chocolate). TIA

Feb 03, 2009
debby in Home Cooking

Best Homemade Food Gift

Would you mind posting your recipe? TIA

Nov 12, 2008
debby in Home Cooking

Place to buy little bottles for homemade hooch

You might want to try the Container Store in San Francisco or the Crate and Barrel outlet in Berkeley.

Oct 17, 2008
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

Dried Kiwis at the Ferry Building

I was at the market today and the only vendor I saw with dried kiwis was Everything Under the Sun. Here is their contact info:
(530) 681-1374

Hope this helps.

Aug 16, 2008
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

where can I buy Andy Capp's Hot Fries???

The Big Lots on Mission in San Francisco has them. They also have Peter Pan peanut butter. Big Lots doens't always have the same products and I'm not sure if all store carry the same things, so you should probably call first.

Big Lots
3333 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

Aug 10, 2008
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

Where can I find Coffee Crisp in SF?

Fiona's Sweetshoppe might have them.

Fiona's Sweetshoppe
214 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA

Jul 11, 2008
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

Mexican Markets in SF-Carne Asada

You might want to try Casa Guadalupe 2, 2909 Mission Street (between 25th & 26th Streets), 642-8355.

I have never bought meat there, but I know they have Carne Asada. I don't know if they have it marinated, but it's probably worth a call.

May 14, 2008
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

Diet Soda + Cake Mix = How does this Work??

I believe that when boxed cake mixes were first sold, they only called for water, but people didn't trust them or felt they weren't doing enough and they didn't sell well. Once they called for eggs/milk/oil they sold better. These were not needed, but didn't hurt. I'm not positive this is still the case, but think it probably is.

May 05, 2008
debby in Home Cooking

Help I Need A Stuffed Breast of Veal Recipe. [Moved from Kosher board]

My parents often made this for Passover. I looked through the Passover envelope of recipes and found 2 written by my Mom. I'm giving you both. It's funny, I don't remember having different kinds different years. Not sure which was preferred. I remember it always being good. Her notes say to see Julia Child's veal breast stuffing for technique.

The first one doesn't have exact amounts.
For one breast.
1 1/2 c. farfel
1 onion
2 celery (this must be stalks)
goose fat
bit of stock

salt & pepper meat
brown meat
roast 1 hour at 350

For 4 breasts. Don't know how many people you are feeding, but it might help to know that we used 3 breasts to serve 14 adults and 5 kids and had one left over for the next night.
Saute 2 onions in chicken fat. Put in a bowl. Saute 1 box matzo farfel in pan to toast. Add to bowl. Slice and blanch 3 bunches chard for 5 minutes. Squeeze dry and chop. Add to bowl along with 3/4 lb. pistachios, 3 eggs, 2 cups chicken stock, salt and pepper. Mix well. Stuff veal. Bake 2 hours at 350.

Hope these are helpful!

Apr 09, 2008
debby in Home Cooking

Anyone ready to discuss the seder menu?

It's very nice of you to bring the Seder to your Mom. Sounds like a great dinner. What do you put in your matzah farfel casserole?

None of my business, but you might want to include the seder plate. It isn't too much work and it might help you to feel that it's "not to little" which I don't think your plan is. Plus, it's always "fun" to roast the egg and hope you get it away from the heat before it explodes. I hope you and your family have a nice holiday.

Apr 07, 2008
debby in Home Cooking

Comb Honey

I believe Rainbow Grocery carries it.

Nov 19, 2007
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

Cadbury Creme Eggs...? [moved from What's My Craving]

It's probably too late for fitziedawl, but for all you creme egg fans, I saw them at Walgreens yesterday. They had a sign that said not just for Easter anymore (or something like that).

Nov 16, 2007
debby in General Topics

Where To Buy Turkey Wings and Necks???

You might try Mission Market Fish & Poultry, 2590 Mission Street, between 22nd & 21st Streets, San Francisco. 282-3331

Nov 16, 2007
debby in San Francisco Bay Area

Sweet Treats For Holiday Gift Giving? Need help with ideas...

Would you mind posting your recipe? TIA

Nov 13, 2007
debby in Home Cooking