I Love New Mexico

About all things New Mexican

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 ]

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 ]

August - 5 - 2010

It’s summertime, and the living is easy, and once again, I get to go to Santa Fe and spend the weekend on the plaza with my best pal, Sabrina Colson, and my daughter and the Plaza Cafe and the La  Fonda and the Cathedral bells and the kettle corn and the frito pies from the Five & Dime. . .everyone should get to live like this. We’ll be selling at the Girls, Inc. 38th annual Arts & Crafts Show.  All booth fees benefits Girls, Inc., an organization whose motto is”Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.”  (www.girlsincofsantafe.org)    Love that.   [ Read More ]

March - 25 - 2010

Written on Sunday, March 21, 2010: I’ve just finished my third meal in three days at the Plaza Cafe in Santa Fe (www.thefamousplazacafe.com), and my overriding emotion is regret that I won’t be here tomorrow for a fourth.  Today I had the pleasure of sitting at the counter next to a couple in their 70’s from the Netherlands – I had ordered the green chile stew with both calabacitas and carnitas mixed in, and he leaned over to ask what sort of soup I was having.  His wife was instructing him to order whatever I recommended, and I told him  [ Read More ]

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