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Brian’s Salsa Verde with Canned Tomatillos and Perhaps Some Avocado

The days are longer and warmer. If it is not quite summer yet, we can pretend. The fresh, bright flavor of tomatillo salsa is always a pleasure.  Whether with chips or atop chicken or fish, this condiment can rule the table. It’s best made fresh and enjoyed within the hour. If you do have leftovers,…

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Red and Green Chicken Enchiladas from Mexican Flavors by Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison

  I'm posting this on Saturday. Perhaps tonight or tomorrow night, you need a deeply satisfying dish for your family or for a party. As you can see, this dish is brilliant visually and it will be equally enjoyable on your palate. From Mexican Flavors by Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison, this dish is representative of…

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Roasted Tomato and Pumpkin Seed Salsa

  If you are asked to taste food with a blindfold, it can be embarrassing. People will confuse carrots and onion. Celery and hearty lettuce. Can you recognize parsnip with blindfold on? Not a chance. But, there are some flavors that cannot be missed. Say, pumpkin. With that distinctive, I’ll say earthy, taste and hustle…

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Cookbook Review: The Great Book of Salsa by Mark Miller

  You’ll recognize this book, the style of this book, by its cover. You’ll recognize the author, Southwestern food guru Mark Miller. You are now in a solid position to judge this book and the judgment will surely be positive. The Great series from Chartwell Books are spiral bound books, tall and thin. One or…

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