Category Archives: Recipes

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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HOMEMADE CAJETA: A Silky Goat’s Milk Caramel

Cajeta (pronounced cah-heh-tah) is a silky smooth Mexican caramel similar to dulce de leche.  The one big difference, and the thing that sets cajeta apart from regular caramel and dulce de leche is the type of milk used.  Most traditional caramels use cow’s milk,...
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TEPACHE: A Lightly Fermented Pineapple Cider

Cool off in this warm weather with this recipe for an effervescent and refreshing Tepache, a lightly fermented pineapple drink. Tepache has similar qualities to a light alcohol cider. Although Tepache comes from the Mexican state of Jalisco, various types of fermented beverages have been...
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WATERMELON AGUA FRESCA

Heaven. That's how I felt when I sipped the watermelon agua fresca today. The drink is so refreshing, sweet, and brings a smile to my face every time. Beautiful in color and taste, Aguas frescas are a refreshing beverage and mostly found in Mexico, Central...
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Tequila Roasted Mango Fool Dessert Recipe

I had been reading about local chefs and restaurants serving fruit-infused tequilas and mescals and immediately started to think about how I can use that flavor in a dessert. That was the inspiration for this Tequila Roasted Mango Fool Dessert. A fruit fool (or...
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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