A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

I know this is a weird pairing, a Moscow Mule and pickled beets, but that’s how my mind works when I’m tasked to get inspired from Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen for this round of Cook the Books. There’s RED pepper infused vodka and RED wine pickled beets ahead… . . . → Read More: A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

Southwest Quinoa and Kale Salad with NM Red Chile Vinaigrette

Still, it remains to be seen if we make our (usual) yearly trek to Northern New Mexico.

Moon over Inn on Alameda, December 2014

So, I am still wistfully thinking about our past trips and posting a few pictures as I revisit our past journeys.

El Santuario de Chimayó on Christmas Day, 2011

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Chile-Orange Flank Steak

Get your “grill-on” this holiday weekend and try this sweet and spicy flank steak. . . . → Read More: Chile-Orange Flank Steak

Chorizo Stuffed Chiles in Walnut Sauce

This dish was inspired by Like Water for Chocolate, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film. Read on for my thoughts on the film and a delicious stuffed pepper recipe. . . . → Read More: Chorizo Stuffed Chiles in Walnut Sauce

Making Red Chile Sauce with Dried Chile Pods

…and dreaming about New Mexico. . . . → Read More: Making Red Chile Sauce with Dried Chile Pods

Carne Adovada

We had some lovely Carne Adovada on our whirlwind trip through Albuquerque in November. I am only now getting around to posting my version of this great NM dish. . . . → Read More: Carne Adovada

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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