Recent Posts by Art Rodriguez

Cafe de Olla

Cafe de olla is life. You may think that is an exaggeration, but you probably haven't seen me in the morning. we are a coffee household. We have an old fashioned drip coffee maker, an espresso machine when we're feeling fancy, a French press...
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Agua Fresca de Jamaica

There is nothing better to quench your thirst on a hot summer day than a cold glass of Agua Fresca de Jamaica.  Made from dried Hibiscus flowers, the crimson or deep magenta-colored flowers infuse the cold drink with a beautiful hue. People drink Agua de...
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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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Petita Brittle

We're excited to introduce you to a brittle you're going to crave and make over and over again.  Sweet with a whisper of heat from cayenne pepper, the Pepita Brittle makes a perfect gift for the holidays, a topping for your pumpkin pies, ice...
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Skillet Pumpkin Custard Pie

This time of year is easily consumed with the smells of Autumn: apples, pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg, pine cones and wood fires.   Even if the cool temperatures have yet to show themselves in Southern California, fall is here....
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