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Taste like Rubio's Hot Red Salsa recipe finally!

Cinekop, if you're still around and have given up on this recipe, I urge you to try one more time! Chef Chicklet is absolutely right about the roasting of the chiles...if you don't let them get really fragrant you will not have a very tasty salsa. There is about a 3 second window where you could easily ruin your chiles by burning them but you have to push them to that point. I always keep my pan moving, kinda like when you are making popcorn, and take it off the flame periodically so I feel in control :). Do try again...this salsa is so delightful.

Oct 16, 2012
Honeymoon Ranch in Home Cooking

Taste like Rubio's Hot Red Salsa recipe finally!

Chef Chicklet, if you are still around, THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS RECIPE. I was born and raised in San Diego and have been eating this kind of sauce at taco shops my whole life. I started trying to figure out how they do it and have spent quite a while roasting every kind of chile imaginable as well as countless other ingredients and have even tried bribing people for their recipes...or just an ingredient list! My Mexican friends have given me a bunch of really good recipes, but they were all sorta "homestyle" and not quite right. I cannot believe this never occurred to me, especially since I have been in the restaurant industry for most of my life! Why would a busy chef spend time roasting whole arbol chiles and putting them in a blender with water and other stuff when you can buy giant bags of flakes at the restaurant supply, roast them and dump some sauce in the pan? Haha. I feel stupid. I made your salsa with a 27 ounce can of El Pato brand Salsa de Tomate (Mexican tomato sauce which is just tomato puree, chiles and spices) because that is what I had on hand and it is SO BLOODY PERFECT. They sell giant cans of it at the restaurant supply here, so I should have known it would be useful...we have a taco shop on every corner pretty much. I'm not sure I needed to add salt as there was some in the tomato sauce and it seems a little salty to me, but I'm going to let it mellow and see what happens. You are my hero. For reals. I'm going to try it your way as soon as I can get to the store. Hope your back is better...been there and I feel for ya :)

ADDENDUM: I just tasted it again and I am so happy :) I used about half a tablespoon of salt and with the El Pato sauce it is just right. Thank you again!!!

Oct 16, 2012
Honeymoon Ranch in Home Cooking

Permanent market for local farmers?

I went through their whole website and they don’t talk much at all about their plans for offering local produce, mostly they just talk about their café and their beer and wine bar. Maybe they are still hashing things out.

I was sad to see no one from agriculture is involved. It would have been nice to see at least one person that is familiar with growing organic produce, but it Just seems to be lawyers, marketing and business people but I guess that is the way to go if you want to make money.

Nov 19, 2011
Honeymoon Ranch in San Diego

Permanent market for local farmers?

Is this the web site you were referring to: http://sandiegogrowers.org/

I’ve heard they ran out of money so their plans are on hold for now. We have a small CSA and I think something like this is a great idea if they can work out the details. It sure would be nice to have somewhere downtown where we could sell our extra produce when we have it.

Sven

Honeymoon Ranch

Farmboxes@hotmail.com

Jul 21, 2011
Honeymoon Ranch in San Diego

cow or goat share for milk?

Of course Kudru, I understand, your 22 cats need to eat. We are not selling any right now and this site isn’t for advertising according to the rules and I don’t want to get kicked off.

How much do you and MrKrispy need? Why don’t you guys e-mail me at farmboxes@hotmail.com and maybe I can get you some if you promise to share some of your cheese.

Sep 09, 2010
Honeymoon Ranch in San Diego

San Diego Closed restaurants from the Down Economy

The Turf Club didn’t move, but is under new management (the old landlords) at its previous location. The previous owners who started the Turf Club opened a new place in La Mesa, The Riviera Supper Club And Turquoise Room.

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Riviera Supper Club
7777 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91941

Sep 09, 2010
Honeymoon Ranch in San Diego

cow or goat share for milk?

There are many folks with dairy goats in San Diego County and many will have surplus milk part or all of the year. The problem is it is illegal to sell raw goat milk (or so I’ve been told) for human consumption. Any milk that is sold, that isn’t from a certified dairy must be marked “not for human consumption”.

That being said you might post a wanted add on Craigslist for raw goat or cow milk. Many people drink goat milk that is marked not for human consumption, they just need to make sure the milk is processed properly and that they are satisfied with the way the milk has been handled. Often people will say that all their milk is handled as if they will be drinking it themselves. Goat milk usually goes for about $8-$10 per gallon. Of course a farm share or milk share is one way around the law but you may have trouble finding that in San Diego.

We milk our goats and bring the milk in immediately and filter it into ball jars and then chill it immediately in ice water for a few hours before putting it in the fridge. We’ve been giving it all to an orphaned horse the last few months, but he left yesterday, so I will get to start making cheese again soon.

Sep 04, 2010
Honeymoon Ranch in San Diego