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Garden Salsa

  Our garden has exploded with tomatoes this year. We literally cannot eat them fast enough. When I counted 30 beautiful, bright red tomatoes on the counter, I knew it was time for salsa. On average, ...

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A Salsa of a Different Style

  Salsa is America’s most popular condiment and pico de gallo is the fresh version. Both have a myriad of uses, with tortilla chips munched out of hand and as a condiment for Mexican food being the ...

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Pork Stew in Salsa Verde: A Delightful Mexican Dish

  A very good friend of mine gave me this recipe, and we have cooked it several times now. He learned it in Mexico from his grandmother, and he comes from the city of Puebla where this is a regional ...

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These Southwest Turkey Burgers are Full of Flavor

I find myself wanting a burger lots of times throughout the summer. In fact, pretty much every day. Winter, summer, really no matter what season it is, very few things in this world satisfy me like a ...

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Got Fruit at Different Stages of Ripeness? Make Fruit Salsa

I love to have fruit around the house, but sometimes I end up with too much fruit to keep up with. Between farmers market season, CSA boxes, and impulse shopping at grocery stores, it’s easy for a ...

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Pineapple Party

I’ve always loved pineapples. Not only are they delicious, and a real taste of summer, but they’re the universal symbol for hospitality, which we really focus on here at The Chopping Block!

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Canning Tomato Salsa: A Labor of Love

  It's almost that time again! I'm referring to the art of making summer last throughout the fall and winter months. I don't have any magic tricks up my sleeve to accomplish this task… just some ...

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Tamales are Red Hot

Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got 'em for sale

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Tamale Workshop

There were two things I always wanted to make, but found too daunting to attempt – bread and tamales. Luckily for me, The Chopping Block offers classes for both. I’ve taken How to Bake Bread and ...

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A Chef's Travels Through San Miguel, Mexico: Part Two

I've been lucky and blessed to have traveled to several countries in my life. I've experienced many cuisines from those travels, and there wasn't a one that disappointed. But the country that keeps ...

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