Hiking the Rim at Rio Grande Gorge

An easy hike but some spectacular views. Well worth seeking out this trail when you are near Taos. . . . → Read More: Hiking the Rim at Rio Grande Gorge

Taos for Fall Break

Yep, we made it back to the Land of Enchantment for Fall Break. Care on joining us as we make our way around town (and the state)? . . . → Read More: Taos for Fall Break

Turquoise Trail and Abiquiu

Today is actually the day that I wrap up our New Mexico trip saga.

The odyssey began with us taking the scenic route for a holiday vacation.   We continued this theme and actually did a lot of driving from our home-base in Santa Fe.

St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, Santa Fe, NM

 

On Christmas Eve . . . → Read More: Turquoise Trail and Abiquiu

Santa Fe Christmas

We hope everyone had a safe and festive New Year!   I am still chronicling our recent New Mexico holiday.

 

We started our trek into New Mexico on some deserted snowy roads on the scenic route.

NM 104 between Tucumcari and Las Vegas.

We visited two brewpubs:  Duel and Santa Fe Brewing.

inside . . . → Read More: Santa Fe Christmas

Green Chili Hummus

After visiting New Mexico, I am so tempted to put green chilis in anything and everything.

Case in point—this hummus.

 

Green Chili Hummus adapted from Dorie Greenspan

1 can (15.5 oz.) chickpeas 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 1/3 c. tahini 2 T. fresh lemon juice (or to taste) 1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green . . . → Read More: Green Chili Hummus

Always take the scenic route….

Did you catch all the clues I posted recently?

Did you wonder why I was decorating with farolitos and baking bischochitos?

I know you friends and how astute you are so I am sure some of you guessed.

Yes, we went to Santa Fe for Christmas again.  It had been three years since we spent . . . → Read More: Always take the scenic route….

Biscochitos

Merry Christmas to all….

As I wish you all holiday greetings, I am remembering Christmases past….

I know you get tired of hearing this, but we love New Mexico.    We try to make it every other year at least.   Our last real trip was during Christmas 2011 and it was the best vacation and holiday . . . → Read More: Biscochitos

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

Santa Fe-Inspired Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

On our last trip to Santa Fe, I had a beautiful stuffed acorn squash with brown rice, black bean chili, red sauce, and cojita at Harry’s Roadhouse. I really wanted to try to capture the New Mexican influence of that simple stuffed squash meal at Harry’s to help us with our New Mexico blues. And, I wanted to make it a bit healthier. Instead of brown rice, I used quinoa, added kale, and included some chili spice. I present Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa, Kale, and Dried Tomatoes. . . . → Read More: Santa Fe-Inspired Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

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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