Q: I have lived here for over 40 years and have been looking for Ba- Tampte tomatoes. I know they are made. Could you please help me? The tomatoes are wonderful. Thanks for your assistance and help. Cindy Roth, Canton
A: Cindy, I have a steady source of Ba-Tampte pickled tomatoes for you. You’ll find quart jars of the green tomatoes for $4.99 at The Kosher Gourmet, 2153 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, 404-636-8675. This Brooklyn-based company has been pickling since 1955.
Q: My mother used a stove-top oven that had a thermometer built into the top. She would bake a few potatoes during the hotter months rather than use our regular oven. A microwaved potato doesn’t have the same flavor as baked. Have toaster ovens replaced what I’m describing? If not, please let me know where I can purchase a stove-top oven. Jim Freeman, Peachtree City
A: I wonder if your mother used the Landers, Frary and Clark Universal stove-top oven. It featured a domed lid with a temperature gauge on the front, and the two-piece cooker sat on top of the stove’s heating element and could bake potatoes and heat other foods without using the oven. Although the item is no longer available, I did find a substitute that functions in the same way. The two-piece, nonstick, domed stove-top potato baker resembles the one you described but it doesn’t have a temperature gauge. Like the one you remember, it’s designed to bake potatoes and heat dinner rolls. You can order it for $17.99 through Fantes.com or by calling 800-443-2683.
Q: I would really appreciate it if you could help me find the sugar-free salad dressing for Greek salads. It’s made by Cindy’s. I recently had it at a baby shower and it was just delicious and very fresh tasting. I really hope you can find this for me. Thank you. F. Dawson, email
A: You’ll find Cindy’s Kitchen of Brockton Greek dressing and marinade with feta and black olives in the refrigerated section of Fresh Market, 2480 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, 404-321-0674. A 16-ounce bottle of the dressing costs $6.99. All of the dressings made by the Massachusetts-based company are sugar, oil, gluten and dairy free.
Q: I like to use false eyelashes on special occasions, but I admit that I make a mess with the tubes of glue. I want to find the glue that comes in a tube and it’s applied with a brush like eyeliner. The one I’m looking for is black, and the name is Velour. Thanks. K. Graham, email
A: You’ll find Velour Lashes adhesive at Sephora, Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, 678-731-9950. You can select from latex-free black or white adhesive. A .05-ounce tube costs $12.