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Shrimp Adobo

The real American holiday is Super Bowl Sunday. No matter your background, no matter if you never heard of football until last week, on Super Sunday this nation will center around two things: their televisions and a spread of food and beverages. Statistics about Super Sunday abound. Enough chicken wings to extend to the moon, almost.…

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Chipotle Cream with the Recipes from Virgil’s Barbecue Road Trip

  These moments occur in every marriage. “We have to talk,” I began. Suzen paused, looked in my face, and realized I was serious. “What?” was her reply. “Something is not as good as we thought,” I began. Brilliant way to start this off. She clenched her hands. “It’s okay,” I tried to reassure her.…

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Raspberry Adobo Agua Fresca

  Growing up in Oregon, I was surrounded in spring and summer by fields of berries, mostly strawberry because they have higher productivity than raspberries. And strawberries behave themselves, while raspberries tend to “grow wild” and spread out of control. They are members of the rose family after all. The United States grows 9% of…

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Adobo Honey: A Recipe and a Rant!

  You may well have purchased a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. It’s a key ingredient in Mexican cuisine, and certainly a way to add zip to your guacamole. There are both domestic and imported brands. Suzen and I are fond of that La Morena brand, although I do have a slight complaint.…

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