Question: For years I have made batches of Tiny Tims, the miniature fruitcakes, for holiday gifts. A very important ingredient in this recipe is a packaged date bar mix. For the last year I have been unable to find this mix at any market. Can you tell me where to find it?
Answer: General Mills, makers of the 14-ounce Betty Crocker Date Bar Mix, tell us Stater Bros. is the only Southern California supermarket chain that carries the mix on a regular basis. Alpha Beta has ordered a shipment for the holiday season, so you may be able to find the mix in their stores in time to do holiday baking.
Q: My wife and I just came back from six weeks in Scandinavia and cannot seem to find any Los Angeles food shop where we can buy great Nordic treats such as different kinds of herring, cheeses, Arctic berries and crackers. Can you help?
A: You should be able to find many of the foods at Olson's Deli, 5660 W. Pico Blvd. (near Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles and Norwegian Imports, 1231 S. Pacific Ave. (at 13th Street), San Pedro. Candies and canned berries are available, along with gift items, at Scandia House, 14029 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.