On one of our many hikes in the local mountains a few years back we brought back an pad of cactus which we propagated. Cactus are easy to grow and you can use both the pads and pears to make simple yet tasty culinary dishes. One of the easiest method of using the pads (or “nopales”) is to use fresh to top salads or bean dishes (of course remove the spines first!). The pears makedelicious jam.
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