Category Archives: Appetizer

QUESO FRESCO

Queso fresco, or “fresh cheese” in Spanish, is a soft Mexican cheese that is traditionally made with raw goats milk or a combination of goat and cow milk. Pasteurized versions of this cheese can be found in many markets throughout the country. The flavor...
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CACHAPITAS DE JOJOTO: CORN PANCAKES

Right now ears of sweet corn are in abundance at grocery stores and farmers markets. We wanted to do something different and stumbled upon this dish in our research during the World Cup as we were looking for South American recipes. Popular among Venezuelans...
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BRAZILIAN CHAYOTE “XUXU” SALAD

With the World Cup on every television, computer, smart phone, magazine and newspaper, it is only natural for a Brazilian recipe to turn up on our little blog. For the last few weeks, we've been researching (this really means eating) our way through Brazilian...
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GRILLED TOMATO GUACAMOLE

Tomatillo, or “little tomato” in Spanish, is only related to the tomato by being in the nightshade family of flowering plants, but tomatillos are more closely related to ground-berries and Cape gooseberries. With that in mind, tomatillos like Cape gooseberries and Chinese lantern berries,...
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California Figs

California pepper fig salsa spears.  Quinoa salad with roasted cauliflower and figs.  Mission figs sausage sliders.  Grilled cheese with fig-onion jam.  Griddled fig and prosciutto.  Filet mignon with spiced fig Not Ketchup.  Lamb daube with orange zest and California Figs.  Hot damn! Read more

Sopa de Ajo, or Sweet Garlic Soup Recipe

Due to our warmer than normal California spring weather, it is crazy and unfathomable to picture anyone standing over their stove making soup.  However, there are parts of the country that are still under a blanket of snow or in the midst of a...
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