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Aji amarillo and huacatay dip

It was finally time to work on a version of the sauce found in Peruvian roast chicken places containing Aji amarillo peppers and huacatay (Mexican marigold). I had some huacatay paste from last year (even though there were volunteers near … Continue reading

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Cantaloupe margarita

I wanted to use my second rescue cantaloupe for a drink as it was party night so I settled on a cantaloupe margarita. I blended a 1″ thick slice of the melon which I used to top up 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Bacon grease fried veggies with tomato poached eggs.

I had not had a real breakfast all week, as I am on a short local gig, so needed to use up onions, poblano and red peppers, good parts of Cherokee purple and Old German tomatoes along with yellow squash … Continue reading

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Mashed figs on apple walnut pancakes

I was being served a breakfast of apple walnut pancakes (no added sugar) during a respite from a four-day work week and just mashed up a couple of ripe figs from our first year of fig production. Also tasty with … Continue reading

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Brown sugar rub

I was out McCormick’s bourbon brown sugar dry rub so figured I would mix up a brown sugar rub. This rub was very tasty on some pork loin which was grilled along with farmer’s market zucchini and sweet corn.

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First ripe Brown Turkey figs

After bundling up the backyard fig bush in burlap and a garbage bag last winter it is gratifying to see ripe figs that the squirrels have yet found. The figs are ripe and a bit watery so far but tasting … Continue reading

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Rescue cantaloupe

I had rescued some volunteer cucurbits from the compost realizing that as hybrids they will not be true to the variety purchased in the store and have harvested a large cantaloupe that was ripe when green, had a very thin … Continue reading

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