Prickly Pear Lime Margarita (Prickly Pear Syrup)

prickly pear lime margarita blog

The other day, I stumbled upon some gorgeous purple prickly pear at the farmer’s market. I’ve seen them on the roadside in the past few weeks, ripe and beautiful. But never have I had the nerve to stop and pick them. Besides, they have spines that will definitely cause some painful regret if you grab…

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Hatch Chile and Corn Salsa

hatch chile corn salsa blog

I know it’s September, and some of my Canadian friends are even experiencing snow already. But seeing as how it’s still warm here (we’ve “cooled down” to the low-to-mid 90s), I’m going to have one last summer hurrah with this recipe. Sound good? Hatch chile season is waning, but I managed to grab some good…

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Jujube (Chinese Red Date) Butter

Jujube (Chinese Red Date) Butter

Have you ever seen a jujube? Have you ever eaten one? No, not the confectionary variety – although I do remember those rather fondly from my childhood. I’m talking about a small fruit that grows on a jujube tree. Sometimes called Chinese Dates or Chinese Red Dates, jujubes are a fun little treat. They’re hard to find…

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Easy Pan-Fried Okra

okra blog

I love fried okra. It’s not the most beautiful of dishes, I get that, but I love it just the same. I imagine that for most people, this is their favorite way to enjoy this fun vegetable. I’m truly a fan of okra any way I can get it – pickled, sautéed, grilled, roasted, or simmered…

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