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Napalitos Salsa (Cactus Paddles)

04.17.2009 · Posted in Holiday Recipes, Side Dishes

Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is just around the corner so this recipe is timely, delicious and a cut above the usual fresh salsas.  Napale cactus paddles are harvested from April to August when they are young and tender yet thin and firm.  Most mercados or markets state-side now sell napales without the spines, ready to ...

St. Patty's Day Recipes

03.06.2009 · Posted in Holiday Recipes, Main Dishes

St. Patrick is best known for chasing the snakes out of Ireland.  That’s a bit out of context as most of our folk lore.  St. Patrick was actually the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Ireland in 438 A.D. and responsible for purging Ireland of pagan rituals which were symbolized with serpents.  There are not now, nor have ...