pistachios

Fennel and Strawberry Salad with Aged Cheddar Cheese

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It’s kind of ironic that I write a blog, because I may be one of the most technologically inept people of all time. (Ok, that may be a gross exaggeration, but you get what I mean.)  

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Avocado Endive Pistachio Salad & An Avocado Grove Adventure

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Need a lucky salad for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day  holiday?  This salad may not be Irish, but it’s bursting with lucky green ingredients!  Crisp juicy endive, creamy chunks of avocado, and crunchy roasted pistachios all tossed in a pistachio dressing.  It feels doubly lucky to me, because it also features ingredients grown here in […]

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Mini Honey Pistachio Pies—Happy Pi(e) Day!

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Happy National Pi(e) Day! π, or pi, is an irrational number, which means it continues infinitely without repeating.  However it is approximately equal to 3.14.  Since today is March 14th, or 3.14, it’s Pi Day!  Because pi’s homophone is “pie,” today is also National Pi(e) Day, making pie the logical choice in celebration food.

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Baklava Crescent Rolls

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Baklava Crescent Rolls Makes 8 crescent rolls For the nut filling: 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios 5 teaspoons granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 can (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent roll dough For the syrup: 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 […]

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Nirvana’s Carrot Halwa

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Nirvana’s Carrot Halwa Makes 8 — 10 servings 2 pounds grated carrots 4 cups milk 2 cups granulated sugar 1 2/3 cup dry powdered milk 1 teaspoon cardamom seeds 3 tablespoons ghee Optional: Cashews or crushed pistachios for garnish. 1. Put the carrots and milk in a large pot and bring to a boil over […]

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