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Homemade Marshmallows

When did marshmallows stop containing marshmallow? Here’s a recipe that uses healthier ingredients than you’ll find in most packaged marshmallows and—most importantly—puts the marshmallow back in. You can find marshmallow root online. These make a great topping for the Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes. 1 tablespoon marshmallow root 11⁄4 cup water, room temperature Coconut oil for greasing

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October 01. 2016 | By | 0 comments

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Conrad’s Ceviche

Conrad Gonzales of Valle Fresh says his inspiration for this recipe came from a love of citrus-cured fish. He says, “Tuna, salmon, halibut, shrimp, scallops—I love playing with different flavors and textures of ceviche. I like a creamy and crunchy element in the form of avocado and fresh fried corn chips.” This particular recipe is

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October 01. 2016 | By Conrad Gonzales | 0 comments

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California Spiny Lobster Roll

Photo by Rosminah Brown California spiny lobster must be eaten fresh. If you have a fresh lobster and do not have time to eat it all that day, you can remove the tail and freeze it for later. Store the detached tail in a container of water, letting it freeze in the ice. Thaw it

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October 01. 2016 | By Rosminah Brown | 0 comments

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Prickly Pear Syrup

1 cup prickly pear juice 11⁄2 cups granulated sugar Try 6 prickly pears to start. The amount of juice will vary according to variety and size of the pear. Red prickly pears are usually sweet but some yellow and green varieties are also sweet when ripe. Wear long heavy gloves, do not wear sandals, and

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October 01. 2015 | By Rosminah Brown and Nancy Oster | 0 comments

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Classic French Escargots

This is based on a recipe in Molly Watson’s article “A Snail’s Tale: Stalking the Original Slow Food in a San Francisco Garden,” Edible San Francisco, Spring 2013. TO CLEAN THE SHELLS If you have an escargot plate with depressions for each snail, you don’t need to use the shells. 4 cups water 2 tablespoons

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October 01. 2015 | By Rosminah Brown and Nancy Oster | 0 comments

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Cactus Fries

4 nopales, cleaned 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper 1⁄4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder 1 cup flour 2 eggs 1⁄2 cup milk Oil for frying Slice nopales into ¼-inch-wide strips. Combine salt, pepper, chili powder and flour. Dust nopale strips with flour mixture and set aside. Mix together eggs and milk and slowly add to

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October 01. 2015 | By Rosminah Brown and Nancy Oster | 0 comments

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