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Karina G

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  1. Ask at Superlake; I used to buy it from them all the time. If they don't have it, maybe they can get it again.
  2. You know how there are certain things that just won't stay in your head? For me, this is one - could someone please explain to me again what the difference is between the two terms in Mex?
  3. Chillin, if you get the Char Siu happening, I'll be your first customer - just let me know! I've made it here from lomo de cerdo and pierna (more fat) - got a recipe I was really happy with from https://thewoksoflife.com/chinese-bbq-pork-cha-siu/. You might want to compare it to your recipe. Took me years to find one I liked. There was a take-out joint in Edmonton that did nothing but Chinese BBQ-to-go, and they did ham sausage the same way - absolutely phenomenal! Missed them desperately all these years in Mex; it was a weekly stop.
  4. Have a craving for dark, old-fashioned bran muffins. Has anyone seen wheat bran recently and, if so, where? Superlake used to carry the Hodgson Mill brand...
  5. Would be helpful if menus on social media included an address, because not everyone knows where these places are. Beto's sounds yummy!
  6. Thanks everyone; I'll explore these options. happyjillin, I was from Edmonton too, 22 years ago. Have to make my own pierogies now but could still use some real kielbasa. These days, though, I'm more interested in learning more Asian cooking and, of course, they're very fond of pork belly...
  7. Is there a butcher in SAT or Ajijic that sells pork belly? Only need a small quantity - 1/2 to 3/4 kilo to try new recipe.
  8. If memory serves, the key kiosk by El Torito's got me a 2nd chipped key when I bought my car (only came with 1). You could ask, anyway. Never needed to have the car nearby, but I don't know where they actually got the thing (7 years ago now).
  9. $800 peso antibody test right at Ajijic Clinic last week.
  10. Dr, Karen Gonzalez Rodriguez was recommended to me and I'm hoping a few people are willing to share their experiences with and impressions of her by PM. Would be very helpful in reaching a decision on who to see.
  11. Is there any place besides Jara that sells GAC Plagas.Sin? I've been told it's the best to use indoors and harmless to pets. Can anyone verify that?
  12. Found a new website that's got me fired up to try fermenting some things. Recipes call for unchlorinated water tho, and I realized I don't know if what we get in the garaphons is appropriate. Does anyone know if they chlorinate it? I use normally get deliveries from E-Pura. Thanks!
  13. Thanks everyone. I found the guy I was originally looking for who's done work for me in the past. He changed out all the screens for the heavier mesh I had in a previous rental, even painted it, and was 1 day, start to finish. I'm happy.
  14. Who replaces window screens for a reasonable price? Need someone who'll come and give me an estimate. More important than ever with the threat of dengue, but I want the type that are a heavier metal mesh. I see it more often on screen doors...
  15. My instructions to change the PIN number CAME from Master Card/Bank of Montreal in Canada, where it's apparently easier to find a cash machine equipped to do this. I have to call them back now and request they open a new 12 hour window in which I can make the change. SOMEONE at Lakeside must have needed to make a pin change at some point; if you haven't done it here you needn't comment, because the location of such a machine is the only info I require.
  16. I still need to know if there's a machine somewhere at Lakeside where I can successfully change a pin number. The process is very simple; the problem is finding the machine. The alternatives are all very well but don't address my original question.
  17. Couple problems with suggestions so far. If the process includes inserting my old pin, I'm screwed from the get-go, `cause forgetting it was the reason the card got blocked in the first place. Also, I'm not smart-phone literate. I do everything I can on my laptop because the phone I have would be, at best, somewhere in the "borderline" range on the Wechsler scale. 8G Memory, not enough to load any apps and holds about 2 photos. Appreciate the helpful intention, in any case. Maybe the Santander machine also handles international credit cards, like if a Canadian wanted a cash advance? As to online banking, I don't have an account anymore with the bank that issued the card, tho I check and download my statement through their site. Now I've locked myself out of THAT because I tried too many times to enter my password from memory. Friday 13th running true to form...
  18. Trying to change the PIN on my Canadian Mastercard, which requires a call to Canada, a loooong hold, and a request to approve a 12 hour window in which to do so. I've called twice and tried 5 different machines in all; at least two of these displayed Interac & Mastercard symbols, but every machine told me they were "temporarily unable to contact my financial institution." This wasn't just one day and maybe bad internet, but 2 attempts, 3 or 4 weeks apart. So... 3rd time lucky? Has anyone else succeeded in accomplishing a change, and at which machine? Please specify location details. I'm getting pretty frustrated.
  19. I used to buy at Superlake and check regularly for them now, but haven't seen any since they reopened after their pandemic closure. If they have "lots in all sizes" as Ferret stated, where are they hiding them?
  20. Almost never go that way; thru-town traffic from the east end's just too frustrating. I vote for a 3rd location in San Antonio, also with parking!
  21. Guess no one else has a suggestion. Thanks for the input, everyone, but who is Santiago, please and where would I find him and his cheeses?
  22. Looking to address a B12 deficiency. There used to be someone in Ajijic Centro who gave shots, but I also heard some scare stories about those. Anyone know where else they might be available/who would administer? Alternatively, would like to find a source for sublingual spray supplement; patient doesn't do so well with pills...
  23. Where can I find the kind of queso fresco that will fry up golden brown outside and stay soft on the inside? I want it for hors d'ouevres, i.e. topped with tomato, avocado, olives, ham, etc. The last time I bought something that looked more like goat cheese and was a gooey disaster in my saute pan, tho it was labeled "queso fresco." It didn't look right but there wasn't another option...
  24. Sorry, don't like the Pillsbury at all - taste isn't appealing. I use Walmart's puff pastry for a variety of things, but I'm a purist when it comes to cinnamon buns. My original question was whether you could still get the bread dough (masa) at Walmart and if so, when, because I remember it wasn't always available. Also, could I freeze it raw and use later? Don't think anyone addressed any of this, tho I appreciate the suggestions for alternates.
  25. It's been a long time and I'm craving cinnamon buns. I used to get dough from Walmart for them but can't remember - do I ask for "Masa for pan" or "masa for bolillos" or does it even matter? And could I freeze it at home until I"m ready to make? I remember it often started to rise in transit... I mostly order online now for delivery, but not sure the dough is available that way. Does anyone else locally sell frozen dough in small quantities, i.e. enough for a single loaf or batch of buns?
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