Chilaca Pepper Sauce

This year I grew Chilaca/Pasilla chile peppers for the first time. The Chilaca is a long slim dark green pepper that turns dark brown when ripe. The dried Chilaca is known as Pasilla Bajio (little raisin), or simply Pasilla. The much wider, thicker walled Poblano chile is sometimes incorrectly labeled as Pasilla. The Poblano pepper … More Chilaca Pepper Sauce

Artichokes, Slaw & Slaw Dressing

Of the traditional salad dressings Cole Slaw is one of my favorites. Slaw dressing is commonly based on mayonnaise, and mayonnaise ingredients often include egg yolk which contributes subtle but significant flavor to both mayonnaise and Cole slaw dressing. Lately I’ve been enjoying making various sauces, dips, dressings, gravies etc. using cashew nuts for a … More Artichokes, Slaw & Slaw Dressing

Falafel With Jalapeño, Cilantro & Lime Dressing

Raw cashews which have been soaked for a few hours can be blended with various other ingredients to make a variety of delicious creamy sauces, condiments, dips and dressings. Nutritional yeast is an ingredient commonly blended with cashews to make a sauce which some perceive to have a cheesy flavor. Delicious as such sauces indeed … More Falafel With Jalapeño, Cilantro & Lime Dressing

Ultimate Tomato Sauce

This is not the best tomato season I’ve ever seen but it’s not the worst either. The first few tomatoes were pretty sad looking but as summer has progressed they are looking much better. As is often the case, the wild volunteer plants are the healthiest and most productive. Every few days there are enough … More Ultimate Tomato Sauce

Corn Crepes With Scrambled Eggs & Spicy Cilantro Sauce

Yesterday I made corn crêpes using finely ground cornmeal. We enjoyed them with black bean chili, and the extras we ate drizzled with honey. They tasted just like cornbread. I made corn crêpes again this morning and used them to make scrambled egg enchiladas with cilantro sauce. This time I used masa harina instead of … More Corn Crepes With Scrambled Eggs & Spicy Cilantro Sauce