I Love New Mexico

About all things New Mexican

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 ]

February - 18 - 2010

Its a universal truth among humans that we all love to see a familiar face. We love the comfort of someone from home. We love the collective, “Hey, long time no see!” When I lived in North Carolina and went to the gas station, I was homesick for someone who would see me washing my windshield and recognize me as one of those Terry girls from Quay County (we all have such distinguishable noses –  nuff said – and deep blue eyes to offset the misfortune of the nose [thank you Granny Terry]) or someone who would ask me how  [ Read More ]

February - 12 - 2010

 Several weeks back I wrote about a Sunday morning breakfast that included homemade green chile sauce – my attempt to follow Michael Pollan’s Food Rules by using all fresh local ingredients. I provided the recipe. And I got some great comments and e-mails, a couple of which said things like “are you f-ing crazy? Do you think I have ANY access to fresh green chile since I got exiled to Seattle?” (Sorry Pat Palmer. . .) In response to that, and as a confession of sorts, I have to tell you that I don’t always make homemade green chile sauce,  [ Read More ]

January - 29 - 2010

I’m sitting in the airplane in Lubbock trying to get out to NYC – it’s looking pretty sketchy, but in my down time, I thought you might enjoy this essay I wrote several years ago after I got to return to New Mexico from North Carolina.  Enjoy!  FREE AND EATING I had such high hopes for getting thin after this divorce. The last one got me down to that ultra-thin, gaunt look – the look where you get the ultimate compliment (Yeah, I know strong and healthy is the new cool look, but really, let’s be honest. . .), that look  [ Read More ]

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