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August - 20 - 2016

I stood at the window and watched a wild turkey parade go by this morning, across the driveway and up the hill into the pinons. One, two, three, four, five, six, eight, ten, twelve, and finally fourteen if I counted correctly. They are so goofy and regal at the same time, scurrying and bobbing their ugly heads as if they don’t know how unattractive they are, holding themselves very erect. At that moment they unquestionably owned that spot of ground on which they stand. It reminded me of a dozen other wild turkey stories, which is what New Mexico is  [ Read More ]

October - 16 - 2011

I’m trying, I’m trying.  Honestly, I am.  I’m really trying to follow Michael Pollan’s Food Rules and eat as locally as possible.  But sometimes it’s tricky in this impossibly dry climate where everybody’s gardens have been stubbornly unproductive.  And I live 24 miles from a Farmer’s Market. When I see an opportunity to try a local product, I’m on it. And Sunland Organic Peanut Butter is just that.  I had my reservations when I stopped in their retail store on the outskirts of Portales, New Mexico.  I’ve tried natural/organic peanut butter before.  It’s generally very dry and the oil is always in a  [ Read More ]

September - 22 - 2011

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year in New Mexico.  Cooler nights, green chile roasting, corn mazes, high school football.  And more green chile roasting.  There are green chile purists out there who will argue that Hatch green chile is the only way to go, that the best chile in the world is grown in the southern Rio Grande Corridor of New Mexico.  I’m a fan, don’t get me wrong, but I have to say that, consistently, the best green chile I’ve ever put in my freezer came from Corrales.  And that green chile always came from Wagner Farms. It’s  [ Read More ]

October - 1 - 2010

There aren’t many things I miss about living in the city, but having a Farmer’s Market to visit on a weekly basis is one of them.  Well, that and really good takeout pizza.  Movies at the megaplex on a rainy Sunday afternoon.  Bookstores that stay open until 11 p.m.  Thai food.  Otherwise, I’m pretty content to stay in Logan where there are no stoplights, no criminals (other than those high school kids who took my Zune last spring, but they must have needed it more than me, right?), no lines at the post office or the MVD. Ah, but the  [ Read More ]

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