Thursday in the City- Learn to make traditional Day of the Dead breads

Day of the Dead: Celebrate with traditional breads and a fantastic dinner Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 6:30-9:00 pm The photo and below information were taken from the “The day of the Dead is appraoching…” E-letter from La Cocina.  For more information, go to http://www.lacocinasf.org/ Dia de los Muertos will soon be upon us. Join Chef Luis Vazquez, owner…

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Back to the Basics 2: Acorn Bread

Or, I ought to say, “A-Cornbread”. This isn’t a yeast-leavened bread and is not suitable for sandwiches or toast. It is very similar to a basic cornbread recipe which begins as a batter, bakes up in the oven, and is served in crumbly squares fresh out of the pan. Yup, just like regular old cornbread….

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Back to the Basics: Acorn Flour

There was a time when the Californian diet was dependent on acorns. Some native groups consumed acorns as up to 50% of their daily caloric intake. Besides being plentiful and rather easy to harvest, acorns are *delicious*. So why do people look at me like I’m a maniac when I tell them that I am…

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Fall Garden Chores

I like Summer because there isn’t much to do other than harvest and weed a little. Fall and Winter are when we have the most chores. Fortunately after all the hard work we did last year with double digging our beds means we have less to do this year. Right now we’re cleaning out our…

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