Red bean sources found for reader

The tastes of home almost always bring back good memories, and I’m guessing that’s why Sandy Parker is looking for a local source for Blue Runner Red Beans. So, Sandy, Cynthia Le Fore suggests you try Mario’s Westside Market, 1960 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., while Danny McElmurray reported finding them at Cost Plus World Market (3890 Blue Diamond Road and 2151 N. Rainbow Blvd.). He added that some Albertsons stores will order them, and that he has ordered them by the case via www.Blue …

For Monika Harris, who’s looking for a local source for chokecherry jelly, Jan Schwartz and Janet Miles recommended O’Hara’s Jams and Jellies of Durango, Colo., which comes to the arts and crafts festivals at Cashman Center two or three times a year. They can be reached at (or call 888-526-5355). …

For Bob Sullivan, who’s looking for hot dog buns with sesame seeds, Karen Langbert suggested Trader Joe’s. …

For everyone who has been looking for Canada Dry Diet Ginger Ale, Langbert reported finding it in 12-packs of cans at Wal-Mart Supercenter at 5200 S. Fort Apache Road, and Nancy Johnson reported spotting it at Target at 3210 N. Tenaya Way. …

For June Marsh, Helen Brown faxed that Nalley sugar-free bread-and-butter pickles are available at the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 4350 N. Nellis Blvd. …

For Cynthia Brown, who’s looking for green tomatoes and Vidalia onions, Andrea Reed suggested the farmers market from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Bruce Trent Park, 1600 N. Rampart Blvd., adding, “ask about the green tomatoes; they don’t put them out.” …

For James Antonelli and Richie McDonald, Joyce Adair said Matlaw’s frozen stuffed quahog clams are available at Wal-Mart at 6464 N. Decatur Blvd., and at …

More on lamb chops: Helene Campton e-mailed to recommend those served at Steiner’s, where she said they’re offered in a salad or as an appetizer. Steiner’s has three locations in the valley. …

More reader requests:

Joe Barone and Janine Williams: a local source for birch beer;

Dan Renga: Del Monte Dill Pickles, wholes or halves;

Robin Francis: cream garlic salad dressing — not garlic ranch dressing;

Lena M. Mastin and Ray Goldsberry: Annie’s Organic Mango Cilantro Marinade;

Frank E. Campbell: Albuquerque brand tortillas;

Marti Anderson: soursop, also known as labana;

P.J. Aniello: 8th Continent light chocolate soy milk;

Laura Jo Powell: PB2 powdered peanut butter;

Jenn Dau: edible assorted flowers and dried lavender;

And George Leaf: pickled peaches.


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