Q: Like a lot of people, our family is trying to get green as often as possible. I’m looking for a clear food wrap that we can add to our compost pile after using. I don’t know the brand, but would greatly appreciate it if you could find this product locally. Thank you. — A. Clayton, Roswell
A: It sounds as if you’re looking for Bio Bag compostable cling wrap. The clear wrap is certified compostable and provides an alternative to polyethylene-based cling wraps. According to the manufacturer, Bio Bag contains no plastics nor any additives that could be transferred to food. Bio Bag is FDA approved. The wrap measures 11.4 inches wide, and the roll is 65.6 feet long. It sells for $5.69 a roll at Harry’s Whole Foods, 1180 Upper Hembree Road, Roswell, 770-664-6300. The store also stocks Bio Bag trash and sandwich bags. You’ll find them in the pet food/cleaning supplies aisle.
Q: Can you help me find Revlon Pearly Plum super lip gloss 090? It is no longer carried in the stores locally. I did find a couple on Amazon, but would like to purchase additional tubes. This is my favorite lip gloss, and you know how dedicated we ladies are to our lip gloss. I am afraid it is no longer made by Revlon. I would appreciate your assistance in this matter. — Marie Cole, Brookhaven
A: Marie, I found a source for your favorite Revlon lip gloss. In fact, this online store has more than 100 tubes in stock, allowing you to stock up on Pearly Plum for quite a while. Go to www.buymebeauty.com, and you’ll find Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss for $6.95 each. You can get free shipping with a purchase over $35.
Q: I recently wanted to make a strawberry cake for my daughter’s birthday and was surprised not to be able to find a key ingredient. The recipes I have call for frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, which are pureed and added to the batter. One recipe even calls for some of the fruit to be added to the icing for a strawberry cream cheese frosting. I remember buying the frozen berries in a rectangular metal container that was rounded off on the edges, and sometimes in a plastic pouch inside of a cardboard box. I tried several different grocery stores and struck out, finding only fresh frozen fruit. Can you find out if the berries in syrup that I remember are still made and available? Thanks so much. — Susan Arnovitz, Atlanta
A: Since so many people are concerned about nutrition these days, canned and frozen fruit in natural juice (or no juice) is more the norm than fruit in heavy syrup. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not available. I found 16-ounce plastic tubs of Market Pantry (Target brand) frozen sliced strawberries in syrup at Target, 3535 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 404-237-9494. You can pick up the tubs for $3.29 each, allowing you to make your daughter’s favorite strawberry cake any time you like.
Q: I hope you can help me. I’ve searched everywhere I can think of in the Atlanta area for Safie’s pickled beets. — Joel Griswold, email
A: Safie specialty foods out of Michigan turns out a variety of pickled items, including asparagus, beans, banana peppers and sweet beets. You can find Safie’s pickled beets in 32-ounce jars for $5.29 each at Costco, 500 Brookhaven Ave., Atlanta, 404-460-1915.
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