When it comes to recipe development, there is no universal standard for measuring ingredients — which can be problematic whether you’re a dietitian with foreign clients or a blogger with an overseas audience.
The Tohono O’odham people have been farming and cultivating prickly pear (or I’ipai in O’odham), agave (A’ud), tepary beans (Bawi) and cholla cactus buds (Ciolim) in this dry Southern Arizona desert for centuries. The name of the tribe means “Desert People,” and bringing back local culture from farm to plate is one mission the Tohono O’odham Community Action organization has been working on since 1996.
To be honest, I was a little skeptical at first when I saw the Tovolo Silicone Yolk Out egg yolk extractor. As an experienced baker, I thought I was getting by just fine without one. That changed once I experimented with it.