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Try your hand at the following recipe for panderia treats, provided by Mary Rosales of Mi Terra bakery in San Antonio.

Try your hand at the following recipe for panderia treats, provided by Mary Rosales of Mi Terra bakery in San Antonio.

Makes 8 dozen cookies.

Two of the nine dishes sampled by folks attending the 1993 Fall Food Festival at Peaceable Kingdom School proved especially popular, though all have earned plaudits for Zenaida Alejandro, the school's food and beverage manager. Zenaida credits her mother, Martina, the school's head gardener, for the Cactus Shrimp Soup recipe. For the Rose Petal Pound Cake, the school's extensive rose garden yields the petals. Festival-goers also enjoyed Zenaida's way with such dishes as Day Lily Soup, Wild Greens Salad with Edible Flowers, Yaupon Coffee, Pickled Purslane, Herb Bread, Herbal Iced Tea, and Cilantro Pesto.

Dallas' Riviera Restaurant, a European-style kitchen, Chef David Holben

Makes 8 slices.

Most experts say watermelons taste best just off the vine, simply chilled and cut in wedges. But watermelon has been served in just about every way imaginable: as rind pickles, and in preserves, salads, slushes, cakes and pastries. During the Civil War, the Confederate Army boiled down watermelons as a source of sugar and molasses. Russians go so far as to make beer from watermelon juice.

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