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Mesquite Milling Mania–at Mission Garden

With the heat and winds of these few days before the Solstice in Tucson, native and introduced mesquite pods are ripening fast and blowing off the trees. NOW is the time for the first mesquite harvest! Tia Marta here, encouraging all loca-vores and wild-harvesters to head out in the “coolth” of early morning to collect […]

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Sprouted White Sonora Wheat-berry Mesquite Brunch-cake

With the local Baja Arizona heirloom wheat harvest of White Sonora completed at Mission Garden at the living history San Ysidro Fiesta (May 22, 2021), and with the organic White Sonora wheat harvest still happening at BKW Farms in Marana–AND with the mesquite pods beginning to ripen all over the desert– now is a great […]

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Mesquite Apple Cake: Easy Treat for Valentine’s Day

In my new book A Desert Feast, I write that one of the reasons Tucson was named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy is our long food history–we are eating some of the things people in our desert valley ate thousands of years ago. That includes mesquite pods. We aren’t chewing on the beans or pounding […]

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Whole Mesquite Pods–what to do?

My freezer was stuffed with mesquite pods waiting to be milled–but there’s no milling in sight with Covid19 still preventing group millings. So….Tia Marta of Flor de Mayo here to share some creative ideas for using these precious, laboriously-gathered, nutritious gifts from the desert. First–Make an easy mesquite syrup. I filled a pot with cleaned […]

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Mesquite and Chocolate: A Love Story

  Cooks and those they cook for all love chocolate. It’s Carolyn today and I see in other food blogs I follow that people light up for chocolate recipes. Our readers loved Amy’s recipe for Chocolate Mole Dulce Cake a few weeks ago. Today I’m going to give you a recipe for combining chocolate and […]

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Mesquite: Not flour, broth!

This is the time of year to gather mesquite pods and look for places with hammermills that can grind them into flour or meal to use for baking. Everything is different this year and it may be some time before we can gather for a grinding event. But you can still make delicious treats with […]

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Mesquite Cookies with an Moroccan Twist

Whenever I travel I love browsing through the local cookware shops and grocery stores. Vienna has fabulous cookware shops and Sarajevo has fabulous teas. But what made me pull out my wallet full of dirhams was small cookie presses in the bazaar in Marrakesh. I chose three and used one of them this year on […]

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Beat the Heat with Mesquite Treats!

It’s blasting HOT outside!  Dry mesquite pods are rattling and falling off the trees!  It’s mesquite harvest time–so gather them quick before they take on any monsoon moisture. Even in this heat my sweetie wants a dessert and can’t stand store-bought stuff.  OK, I got the solar oven out preheating in the sun.  I’ll bake some […]

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Mesquite Meal Becomes Your Secret Ingredient in Popular Cake

Hello all, it’s Carolyn today waxing about one of my favorite subjects: baking with mesquite meal. Today’s recipe was orginally written by cookbook author Marian Burros, and it was so popular that the New York Times food section published it every year between 1983 and 1989. Finally the food editor drew the line and told […]

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Date Bars with Mesquite

Now that the temperatures have dropped, we can once again turn on the oven to bake some goodies. Carolyn here today to talk about one of my favorite recipes. Because both dates and mesquite meal are quite sweet, you can cut way back on the sugar. My version cuts two-thirds of the sugar in the […]

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