I Love New Mexico

About all things New Mexican

August - 25 - 2016

This is a repost (from Feb 10, 2010) of a great recipe I borrowed from Food Network Favorites and then modified. I took this to a potluck recently and everyone wanted the recipe.  I’m suggesting you try it sometime soon.  It’s an easy way to get you green chile fix AND impress your neighbors or co-workers. Although I’m doing my very best to follow Michael Pollan’s Food Rules (see previous post at http://bit.ly/fYbPsT), there are days, especially when you’ve been up to your arse in alligators and you come home and take something out of the freezer (gypsy stew from the  [ Read More ]

August - 23 - 2016

One of my posts in this blog was all about cooking calabacitas for the California nieces, and it dawned on me that the easiest way for everyone, especially someone new to this cuisine, to prepare traditional New Mexican dishes is to own one of my favorite cookbooks – Simply Simpatico, from the Junior League of Albuquerque (find at http://www.jlabq.org/ – $19.95). My copy was given to me by my pal Patty Williams, back in 1988, and the pages are, quite appropriately, smeared with evidence of red chile sauce, avocado, batter from chile rellenos.  I’ve USED this cookbook. Especially during the years that I was  [ Read More ]

January - 27 - 2014

This post originally appeared at the Two Casitas blog I write for Wendy Kapp. One of the absolute best things about Santa Fe is the eating. I agree that it’s not the only thing worthwhile about visiting – there’s the Opera and the Lensic and the Georgia O’Keefe Museum and the Plaza and the Railyard and the hiking and the skiing and Ten Thousand Waves and music at El Farol on a Saturday night. . . There are a lot of good reasons to visit Santa Fe. But the food. . .just thinking about the amazing and varied food you  [ Read More ]

December - 11 - 2013

It’s a snowy day in northern New Mexico.  If you’re looking for something delicious, simple and easy to make for dinner, I found it.  And then I made it last night.  I guess it was my unintentional meatless Monday meal. I ventured out of the house yesterday after hours of watching it snow, and I eventually ended up my mother’s very warm inviting kitchen, drinking coffee.  There was a new dish on her stove, a pie pan of something looking suspiciously green chile-ish.  “What’s that, and may I have it for lunch?” I asked.  “Eat it all,” she said, “your  [ Read More ]

November - 7 - 2013

This is a repost, just in time for Thanksgiving menu planning. I love creating Thanksgiving dinner at my house.  I do the turkey and a few sides, and then my various family and friends who are invited bring the rest.  They’re given general guidelines, but I never know exactly what variation of mashed potatoes or green bean casserole or pie will show up. We always have something spicy on hand, and lots of chopped fresh green chile to spoon over your turkey and dressing.  Here’s just one of the dishes that I’m making this year. Someone posted on Twitter today  [ Read More ]

October - 22 - 2013

This is a repost. But I figured it was worth reposting just because it consistently shows up as the most popular post on this blog.  I guess you’re all looking for a good green chile stew recipe. Am I right? So, here you go: Yes, I missed my chance to write about getting your green chile fix on Sunday, and that would be because I was in Santa Fe celebrating my birthday with 6 cousins, my daughter, my sister and my niece. Big fun, great city, amazing food (ate at Tomasita’s and Del Charro. . .posts soon on those meals),  [ Read More ]

October - 18 - 2013

My best pal Sabrina’s Dad has been one of my most avid fans from the beginning.  He’s a New Mexican through and through.  He reads each of my blog posts and then calls me with ideas for future stories. I’ve known him my entire life, and today he’s in the hospital in Albuquerque, fighting a medical battle that may not have a happy ending.  It makes me incredibly sad to think of him not being around to read my blog posts about New Mexico, and so today, this one is just for you Lloyd. It’s all about tortillas.  Lloyd and  [ Read More ]

September - 21 - 2013

There’s a lot to love about living in Santa Fe.  Great food.  Perfect weather about 90% of the time.  Culture.  Art. The lava lamps at the Cowgirl (for the uninitiated, that’s  Pabst Blue Ribbon with swirled frozen margarita). Hiking (which I plan to take up any day now).  Snow skiing. And then there’s the Wine and Chile Festival.  Just the name conjures up some great images, doesn’t it?  Make your mouth water? Starting next Wednesday, September 25, and running through Sunday, September 29, the Wine and Chile Festival is just what you’d expect – a festival celebrating two of my  [ Read More ]

November - 16 - 2012

Sometimes you begin a thing without knowing the why or wherefore.  Your heart tells you to go in a certain direction, and you do it, not thinking about profit or recognition, but simply knowing that you have to follow your heart.  That’s how this blog is for me.  Several years ago, on a December night right after Christmas, I read an article about blogging for profit, and it talked about how the only way to blog was to write about something you love.  I wasn’t expecting a profit, but I knew what I wanted to write about immediately.  Thus “I  [ Read More ]

Plaza Cafe, Santa Fe, chile relleno omelette
October - 10 - 2012

I just wrote a fun blog post for Two Casitas at www.twocasitas.com/santafeblog about what one must absolutely NOT miss when visiting the Plaza. Looks like we’re going to do a series. And you know me.  I had to start with food. If you’ve never had a Chile Relleno Omelette, or the best posole in Santa Fe, or Green Chile Meatloaf, read on. Here’s a portion of my post for Wendy at Two Casitas. And yes, I’ve written before about the Plaza Café. Love it. I get to write over and over about the things I love in New Mexico, don’t  [ Read More ]

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