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Borscht hunt ends happily

In her note seeking Manischewitz borscht, Penny Reese noted that, when chilled, it’s a great summer soup — which sounds pretty good right about now, even if the weather is getting incrementally cooler.

So here’s news from both sides of the valley: Colleen Sams e-mailed that she found it at Albertsons at 2650 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson, Lois Rosenberg at Vons at 2511 Anthem Village Drive in Henderson, and Karen Langbert at Albertsons at 2550 S. Fort Apache Road and the Kosher Experience Deli inside Smith’s at 2211 N. Rampart Blvd. …

For Carl Taylor, who’s looking for Colman’s dry mustard in 16-ounce cans, Dottie Shull found it at Poke Express, 655 W. Craig Road in North Las Vegas, and Dennis Mattson at the International Marketplace, 5000 S. Decatur Blvd. …

For Julie and Don McCuiston, who are looking for local sources for spices in bulk, Gary Robinson said he always finds a good selection at Sunflower Farmer’s Market, which is at 3365 E. Tropicana Ave. and 4020 S. Rainbow Blvd. John Polhemus of Taste Specialty Foods, 3945 W. Reno Ave., said he carries a full line, and Warren Gibbons said his wife, Laura, distributes spices for R.L. Schreiber through her business, International Spice Distributors (call 604-7295). …

For Linda Murphy, who’s looking for ground cassava, Dean B. Pomerantz said it’s available in the freezer in the produce section at 99 Ranch Market in China Town Plaza, 4255 Spring Mountain Road. …

For Ronald Maguire, Brent Shaw e-mailed that he found Kraft Tangy Tomato Bacon Dressing at Smith’s at 4440 N. Rancho Drive. …

For Paul and Hilda Frano, who are looking for McIntosh apples, Bev Greer said they’re usually available after mid-September at most local markets, including Sunflower. …

And for Marv Dalby, Dave Levesque e-mailed that Geisha Albacore Tuna can be found at Food 4 Less at 3013 W. Craig Road. …

Here are more reader requests.

Levesque: Angler brand canned wild Alaska red sockeye salmon;

Honorene Unseitig: real (not “light”) Limburger cheese;

Sharon Shafer: Pace Extra Mild Picante Sauce, which she used to get at Walmart;

Elnor Gear: Sugar Twin;

Tammy L. Bunch: bottles of blackberry sage tea from Republic of Tea;

Armie R. Ball: White Chocolate Wonderful by Peanut Butter & Co., which she used to get at the commissary at Nellis Air Force Base;

Rick Miskovits: zwieback toast, which he used to get at Smith’s;

Laila Chevez: a local source for Kellogg’s Mueslix;

And Jan Rzepka: Canada Dry diet ginger ale, which she recently found locally but can’t anymore.


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