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June 25-28, 2017
Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, NV

April 2014

Thoughts and Facts about Drought California 2014

Though the drought in California has been in the news over the last three to four months, it has actually been in affect for the previous three years!  The serious lack of precipitation over the winter of 2013/2014 has brought this current drought into national focus.  Current estimates, even with the blessings of late storms in March and April, are 35-40% of normal.

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Recipe: Dan Dan Noodles with Mole Dulce Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lbs of Mole Dulce (concentrated)
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of sesame seed paste or tahini
  • 1 whole cucumber julienned
  • 1 whole carrot grated
  • 1/4 cup of chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of Chilaca Chile flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of ground Ancho Chile
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Chile de Arbol flakes
  • 1/2 cup of Canola Oil
  • 8 oz of dried thin Chinese wheat noodles

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Mongolian Beef with Sun Dried Tomato Julienne

Recipe:

  • 8oz of Chuck or flat Iron Steak sliced into 1/4”  strips
  • 1 cup of green onions cut into 2 1/2” segments
  • 1 cup of thinly sliced yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1 1/2 cup of Sun Dried Tomato Julienne

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