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Using pistachios in Mexican cooking

pistachio crusted chicken breas sandwich
© Karen Hursh Graber, 2015

Northern Mexican climate of Chihuahua is ideal for pistachio trees, which require only half as much water as the more common pecan trees and can survive drought conditions.

I knew that a dry climate can indeed support pistachio trees because a friend in Oaxaca bought one as a sapling some years back and it has flourished in the semi-arid Oaxacan climate and borne fruit....

Karen Hursh Graber

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