Pronounced [chee-KOHs] this kiln dried corn is a specialty of the northern part of the Southwest. The word "chico" in Spanish means little boy. Our discusses history, uses, nutrition and includes recipes.
Use this handy Grain Cooking Chart to select the grains that fit into your healthy meal plan. Each grain on the chart shows you the cooking time, how much grain to use, how much liquid to use, and total cooked yield. Read about general grain cooking methods.
We end up with lots of pumpkins in the fall as we use our summer pumpkin crop. Learn how to use those leftover pumpkin seeds. Includes information on roasting, toasting and spicing.
What are pepitas, and how are they used? In Mexico, pepita verde is the green inside kernel of the pumpkin or squash seed, and pepita menuda is the whole seed with the hull. In the U.S. it's just the green kernel. Learn about the history, uses, nutrition, and recipes.
Almond paste looks like a lump of Play Dough. It is actually a confection made from blanched dried almonds, sugar, and a liquid such as glycerin or cane syrup. Learn about the history and uses of this ingredient.