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  •  The chocolate should be the unsweetened (4+ / 0-)
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    navajo, Nulwee, maggiejean, Miep

    kind.  I get mine at a Mexican grocery.

    •  yeah, that's what I was thinking (4+ / 0-)
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      navajo, Nulwee, maggiejean, Aquagranny911

      This close to Mexico, it's very easy to get just about anything one needs for any kind of dish from cuisines south of the border. We even have a local Thriftway chain (only a few stores) and the one here in Carlsbad is called "La Tienda Thriftway," which is kind of funny. (I'll note that Albertson's feels no need to refer to themselves as "The Albertson's Store," but perhaps they just have no sense of regional panache.)

      They have dried whole chile and all kind of interesting stuff in bulk in their produce section; that's where I go to buy onion sets in the spring, for instance... and a huge packaged spice section...star anise, you name it. Ground chile in all sorts of styles. Nice laid back store, often has great deals on produce too.

      "Unlike every other nation in the world, the United States defines itself as a hypothesis and continues itself as an argument." - Lewis Lapham

      by Miep on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 07:03:21 PM PST

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