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Frijoles Refritos: Mexican Refried Beans

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Previously I shared my process for making a pot of Mexican beans, today we are going to turn those beans into frijoles refritos. (In case you missed the recipe please read it here.) First we begin with what the words frijoles refritos actually translate to: The English translation is refried beans, but that is not […]

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Frijoles de Olla: Making A Pot of Traditional Mexican Beans

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Once believed to have originated in Peru, the common bean is now thought to have been first cultivated in what today is called Central Mexico. From there it spread throughout Central and South America before making it’s way to Europe via the Spanish. *  In Mexican cooking there are 3 ever-present ingredients: chiles, corn and […]

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How To Make Quick (Raw) Oat Milk and A Few Notes on Oats

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Hi, hola! Today I want to share a quick recipe for a drink I’ve been really enjoying this past week, homemade oat milk. You can of course purchase it from the the store, but if you make it at home you’ll know exactly what has gone into it. I used to buy it but after […]

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Two Super Easy and Fast Ways To Peel Garlic

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Learning a few kitchen basics and tricks can mean everything from time saved, a better meal cooked, and confidence for the home cook. Several years ago when I made the jump from complete kitchen avoidance to novice, I made sure that along the way I picked up knowledge that would keep me interested and gave […]

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How To Roast Raw Hazelnuts In Their Shells

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In the Northern Hemisphere the official start of autumn is just 17 days away. With the new season comes the changing of the leaves, warm-soft scarves, soothing drinks made from apples and pears, comforting hot meals, and fresh nuts. Hazelnuts will soon fall from the trees ready to be roasted and enjoyed by many. Yes, […]

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How To Make French Crepes

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Crêpes are one of my most favorite foods and certainly my number one pancake choice. This wasn’t always the case, as I’ve previously mentioned in my How To Make Buckwheat Crepes post. But now just the smell of crepes cooking makes me crazy and very impatient for the first bite. I think its pretty difficult […]

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How To Make Hazelnut Milk and Sponsorship Oppourtunities

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Over the nearly four years that my blog has existed I have repeatedly shared my dislike of cow milk. (I do still use it for cooking and baking purposes as well as in my morning coffee.) I have also shared my favorite non-dairy milk alternatives that I like to drink and prepare myself. I love […]

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