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Ibarra Mexican Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake from Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms

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On May 5th I celebrated Cinco de Mayo at Grace-Marie’s Kitchen, the Cooking School at Bristol Farms. Grace-Marie was preparing a wonderful Mexican flavored luncheon and I wouldn’t miss that for anything. On the menu was Fiesta Fruit and Avocado Salad, Gringo Picadillo Stuffed Peppers and Ibarra Mexican Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake. Each dish that Grace-Marie [...]

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Chicken and Avocado Skillet Chilaquiles

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The first time in my life that I ate Chilaquiles was at the Food Bloggers lunch and cooking demonstration sponsored by the California Avocado Commission at Ciudad Restaurant with the Too Hot Tamales, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. I saw on the menu that they were going to prepare it, but I had no [...]

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California Avocado and Mango with Honey Yogurt and Avocado Liquado with Lavender Shortbread Cookie

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I have never thought of the avocado as a fruit. It’s not sweet. I think of it as one of those in between foods, like the artichoke. So there I was at Ciudad Restaurant for the Food Bloggers lunch and cooking demonstration with Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, and I was being served a [...]

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Crispy California Avocado Taco for Cinco de Mayo

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The avocado originated in Central and South America where it was cultivated as many as 7,000 years ago. It was grown some 5,000 years ago in Mexico and cultivated by the Mayas, Incas and Aztecs.  Archeologists in Peru have found domesticated avocado seeds buried with Incan mummies dating back to 750 B.C. The word [...]

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