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Bean flowers

Bean flowers

People don't tend to know how beautiful bean flowers are. Let's put an end to that right now! These were the last to germinate but the first to bloom. They...

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Leftover chile sauce

Leftover chile sauce

I had lots of chile sauce leftover and I'm getting obsessive with the technique of poaching eggs in chile sauce, I did it again for breakfast. I thinned out the...

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Tacos from chiles, nopales and beans

Tacos from chiles, nopales and beans

Leftovers met and became tacos. Red Nightfall beans with some Ancho chile sauce and previously cooked nopales. Hand pressed tortillas and a dash of crema. Is cream fattening? Just asking....

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Vacacita beans

Vacacita beans

I bought about a pound of beans called Vacacita in Mexico City this spring. I planted them very late here in Napa (July 1) but they came up by the...

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Dealing with prickly pears

Dealing with prickly pears

My cactus has gone nuts this year and I have dozens and dozens of prickly pears and a constant stream of paddles. I'm thinking of selling the pears at market...

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Chilaquiles with poached eggs

Chilaquiles with poached eggs

Sunday mornings I normally feel pretty out of it after doing the farmers market in San Francisco on Saturdays. A fellow vendor described it as "market hangover" and I know...

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