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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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Empanadas with Wild Greens

When picking wild greens, do your research. Only eat wild foods that you are sure will not harm you. Makes 12 large empanadas EMPANADA DOUGH 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 3⁄4  cup butter (11⁄2  sticks), chilled and cut into pieces 1 egg 4–5 tablespoons water, chilled FILLING 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic,

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October 01. 2015 | By | 0 comments

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Santa Maria-Style Barbecue Tri-Tip

Santa Maria-style barbecue is all about the smoke—grilling over the coals of red oak logs gives it an authentic flavor. Ideally you need a wood-fired barbecue pit with a movable grate, so that you can adjust the meat’s proximity to the heat.

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September 03. 2015 | By | 0 comments

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Sunny Sautéed Summer Squash

Use your own sun-dried tomatoes in this dish if you have made them. This dish can be either a side dish on its own or you can add it to pasta for a quick one-dish meal. Summer squash come in many varieties—zucchini, yellow crookneck, pattypan, etc.

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August 04. 2015 | By | 0 comments

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Make Your Own Sun-Dried Tomatoes 

Lately dehydrators have taken over the job of drying vegetables and fruits. They are certainly handy. But in the summer, there is something really satisfying about putting the “sun” back in sun-dried tomatoes.

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August 03. 2015 | By | 0 comments

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