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

A gift of New Mexico Dried Chilis

Recipe for a vegetarian enchilada with homemade red sauce. . . . → Read More: A gift of New Mexico Dried Chilis

Recipes from (but mostly inspired by) Santa Fe

Some New Mexico inspired dishes including Green Chili Eggs, New Year’s Day Chili, and Espresso Brownies. . . . → Read More: Recipes from (but mostly inspired by) Santa Fe

Santa Fe Shopping

Here is a list of some funky shopping locales. . . . → Read More: Santa Fe Shopping

Santa Fe: Destinations at Christmas

Destination Santa Fe. Make sure the Farmers Market is on your list as well as some other area attractions. . . . → Read More: Santa Fe: Destinations at Christmas

Drinking in Santa Fe

OK—this post sounds a bit excessive, but remember, moderation is the key! 🙂 . . . → Read More: Drinking in Santa Fe

Dining in Santa Fe

Some dining adventures from our Christmas trip to Santa Fe. . . . → Read More: Dining in Santa Fe

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
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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