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Prickly Pear Sorbet with Lime & Mint

I bought prickly pears.  And then I had to figure out what to do with them! Prickly pears are the fruit of the prickly pear cactus — the same cactus that bears the nopales leaves I discovered in San Miguel, and used in my black bean quesadillas.  My friend Paddy mentioned eating the fruits growing […]

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San Miguel at Home: Black Bean Quesadillas

I visited my family Sunday night to regale them with stories of Mexico, and show off my photos of San Miguel.  My mum and sister kept saying: “oh, I’ve seen that one on your blog” so some of the surprise was already gone! I thought that Mexican food was in order, and so settled on […]

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San Miguel: Nopales (Prickly Pear Cactus)

Somehow, everything I ate in Mexico became “this is my absolute favourite vegetable!!” or “this is my favourite food ever!!!”  And nopales (cactus) has become one of my favourite vegetables. As cactus are the ubiquitous plant in the area of San Miguel, they became an obvious choice for a Mexican culinary staple.  Cooked Prickly Pear […]

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