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Savor the Southwest
 I produce a blog with two other remarkable women involved in the food of the Southwest. We discuss edible wild plants, foods that grow well here like citrus and olives, and flavors typical to the Southwest. Sometimes we'll highlight a new book by one of our colleagues. We take turns so there are three posts every month. The links will take you to the full blog.

How to Make Jam with Less Sugar

A breakfast set out at EXO Roast with Rusty's barrel cactus jam and toast made from heritage wheat by Barrio Bread.

 

I love to make jam and marmalade, but I cringe at the amount of sugar in most recipes. That sugar is necessary to make the product jell. But in researching my new book "A Desert Feast," I spoke to many professional chefs and learned some secrets. One, from Rusty the cook at EXO Roast, is how to make jam with less sugar. Here's what I learned

 

Yes, We Eat Cactus in Tucson

Cholla cactus buds, plump and ready for picking.

Those of us who live in the Sonoran Desert are odd ducks. Many of us eat and relish cactus, just like people living on this land have done for around 10,000 years. This fact is one of the many reasons Tucson was named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. My blogmate, Tia Marta, wrote about how to gather and prepare cholla cactus buds. A small handful of buds (cleaned of thorns) supply as much calcium as a glass of milk.  You can read her post here.

 

 

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Mexican Cornbread is Comforting and Delicious

In the Savor the Southwest blog, we usually incorporate wild foods gathered in the Southwest or unusual ingredients. In these difficult days, we generally gravitate to the familiar. Mexican Cornbread is a common comfort food in these parts, so my blog today gives a recipe for that and also comments on how Tucson, a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, is coping with the Pandemic challenges.  You can read the blog here.

 

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Grown-Up Mac 'n Cheese with Green Chile

Green Chile Macaroni is grown-up comfort food.

This is one of my favorite recipes from my recently re-released cookbook "The New Southwest Cookbook." Poblano chiles have a more complex flavor than regular Anaheims and make this dish especially delicious. 

See the full post and get the recipe at https://wp.me/p40XAV-3UH