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Karina G

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  1. Has anyone come across this locally, and if so where please?
  2. I've bought multiple flower seed packages from the Riberas Garden centre and so few produce even a single plant that I've given up trying. I did manage a baby Moringa tree from their seed tho. Successful plants are the best source, so mostly I gather my own where I can, roadside or from friends. Have a couple baby lychees from fresh fruit seeds and also a pomegranate.
  3. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try the Riberas store first because that's easy for me. This is amateur hobby stuff; I got some polymer clay from Amazon and am trying my hand at jewelry making. Looks pretty easy to get started, although obviously there's many more complex projects out there. I'll be happy if I can construct 2 earrings that match, for the moment...
  4. I don't recall a tile shop, probably because I've never been looking for one. Can you tell me where this is?
  5. Where can I buy a few smooth tiles to use as bases/cutting surfaces for my clay work? Buying a whole box from a tile outlet would be overkill. I'm in Riberas, so someplace close would be better right now...
  6. No idea what happened but was able to log in normally later in the day and place an order for the following day. Their system still seemed a little hinky when I went back in to check "previous orders" just to be sure, no one phoned me before delivery like they usually do, and I was missing a couple of items that I would have requested substitutions for. Maybe they're a little swamped with more people locked down at present?
  7. I've been using Walmart's delivery service for months, but this morning I was locked out of my account and haven't been able to get back in all day. If I have to stay in, I need some things, including meds. Is anyone else having problems or know when they might be functional again?
  8. Will check it out, thanks. Haven't seen the box till now. BUT... 4 kg less and price is more; I resent when companies do stuff like this. It was a perfectly good product in the bag for years. Not something we can do without tho...
  9. Actually Arena Bob is the one I'm trying to replace. It's definitely different; I've used it for many years but now it barely clumps and the box gets smelly because not everything's removed. It used to be a good product and I don't know why they had to mess with it!
  10. Perfect, that's exactly the info I needed. Lemon icebox cheesecake coming up!
  11. I don't make many desserts so not sure what the Mexican version of sweetened condensed milk is? There seems to be a lot of options/varieties of canned milk... And I'm finding that lots of recipes don't specify how MUCH c-milk but just say "a can." That's stupid - aren't there different sizes? I'm sure it would vary from country to country, so what size can are they talking about? Would appreciate some clarification so I don't mess up my project... Thanks.
  12. I'm sure this has been discussed before but I'm interested in what's currently available. I don't want to have to go too far for it either, because my car's been having problems. My current brand of litter seems to have changed their formula and it no longer holds together so you can remove to freshen the box. I'm hoping to find a replacement that doesn't cost a fortune, isn't perfumed and performs better in terms of clumping factor. What is everyone using?
  13. Is there anyone local who is knowledgeable in tracking and fixing an electrical short in your vehicle? I've had 2 recent problems and my normal garage hasn't been able to solve either one, though I've paid them repeatedly in hopes of fixing things. The first has to do with my automatic door locks, so less critical, but the most recent has the car refusing to start after running perfectly for days or weeks, then working fine again but stranding me somewhere inconvenient (especially being "high-risk" for Covid) as soon as I relax and venture beyond walking distance from home, I've al
  14. OP again: I've been "making my own" for the 20+ years I've been in Mexico and I'm #!&*@% SICK of it! (Shriek!) Ok, needed to be said. That whine's been building over a lot of those years. But having voiced my frustration, I did copy the Todd Wilbur recipe (thanks, Ferret), though I have my doubts, since he says cloning "a best selling fat-free 1000 Island" and that's a far cry from the original. I have to question whether the mayonnaise is the only difference but it's not hard, so definitely worth experimenting. And many thanks to the one person who actually suggested a b
  15. Thank you, everyone. SuperLake is close by so will check.
  16. I don't know about the U.S. experience, but maybe other Canadians remember Kraft 1000 Island dressing back when it was the best? I used to buy it in bulk from Costco, and it was amazingly creamy and rich; no bite to it, no tangy aftertaste, but smooth, thick, restaurant-style indulgence (as opposed to the vinegary stuff you'd get in the smaller bottles sold for family consumption). It's been years since I've tasted anything but the vinegary version, but I'd love to find something here that replicates that creamy, luscious taste - I even used to use it on pizza! Can anyone recommend a bran
  17. Do pharmacies carry this here? I want a good quality oil, and I suspect a lot of independent vendors are just catering to the "fad" for essential oils and selling inferior products. And of course, every one of them will tell you theirs is "best quality"... Any suggestions on where to find much appreciated.
  18. Do pharmacies carry this here? I want a good quality oil, and I suspect a lot of independent vendors are just catering to the "fad" for essential oils and selling inferior products. And of course, every one of them will tell you theirs is "best quality"... Any suggestions on where to find much appreciated.
  19. Thank you Ferret; I'll file the name and number for future reference, but I already talked to them and they don't have the item I need. I was told the new place might...
  20. Thanks, everyone. Very helpful. I still miss old-school phone directories...
  21. Does anyone have a number or know how to find a contact number for the new medical supply place beside San Antonio Hospital? Also, is there a medical supply outlet at Lakeside that delivers? If so, I'd love to have their number too. When you're sick it's not exactly easy to get out and track down the things you need...
  22. Can't get out to pick up my meds; does anyone deliver to your house? Today would be wonderful, but I know it's Sunday...
  23. Why can't I see this post in with the other ones from today?
  24. Is anyone else using Paypal to transfer funds to Mexico? They changed the service last year so you can no longer hold a balance in your account or shop online, and they're supposed to transfer anything received to your bank within 24 hours. I've been waiting over 2 weeks now for the most recent transfer, and it's making me very uneasy. All they're telling me is that they're aware of the problem and working to fix it "immediately." Two weeks is hardly immediately, and this is not reassuring. I hope this isn't going to be another disaster like Interjet. I'm going to lose serious money on th
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