Posted at 8:52 am , on September 18, 2012
I’ve been away for a week to visit my native New Mexico so I haven’t exactly been in the kitchen lately. I did however experience some of the best cuisine starting with Carl’s Ranch Chicken. Then there was the Indian Taco smothered in green chile at Serefino’s where Kat and my nieces ate. So many good meals, so many memories. There is so much to love about New Mexico. Too much in fact but I’ll try to share some of the beauty, culture and serenity you will find when you visit. September in New Mexico is special, the green chile is roasting on the streets, the chile ristras are hanging, the skies are the most beautiful blue and the adobe architecture and decor makes you feel at home. We made our way across the state to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos but first a trip to the farm.
Posted at 9:18 am , on April 17, 2012
I admit it, I have a problem. I have an addiction to all things spice and have collected an increasing number of jars and bags of spices that overwhelm my pantry. I just can’t seem to help myself. Every so often I have to reorganize the pantry so that I can make a little more space for my obsession. Well, I decided that a little Spring cleaning was in order so I set out to reorganize my pantry. What a job! I have a small kitchen and need every little bit of space so we converted the laundry room that was in the kitchen to a pantry. Joe put in shelves and racks and a cart just to hold all my small kitchen appliances, pantry foods and spices. So I set off on my mission . . .
Posted at 8:13 am , on March 9, 2012
Kauai was beautiful despite how much it rained and stormed throughout our stay. There were maybe 3 good days where we had sunshine and our last day was the absolute best. Here’s my favorite picture from Kauai, its at Kauapea Beach aka Secret Beach. It’s on the north shore and off the beaten path. About a 10 minute hike down a dirt trail lies this beautiful stretch of sand where the surfers, beach walkers and anyone who wants to get away from the crowds hang out. It was paradise, the sun was shining. I sat on the sand and watched the waves while taking pictures. The waves captured my imagination and all I kept hearing in my head was the song “Catch a Wave” by the beach boys. Continue reading
Posted at 8:44 am , on March 7, 2012
Joe and I have just returned from Hawaii where we had the most amazing two weeks. We have dreamed of the day when we could visit these beautiful islands. We spent one week on Hawaii and one week on Kauai. Both islands were unique in their own way but equally gorgeous. The people there are so friendly and upbeat, who wouldn’t be living in such a beautiful place. They are proud people and enjoy sharing their culture much like my fellow New Mexicans do. Hawaii had all the things Joe and I love. . . sand, water, tropical flowers and trees, amazing fruit and vegetables, color, color and more color. What more can I say, it was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever encountered. This picture was from Waipi’o Valley. It is my favorite picture and favorite place. After a steep hike down there is an amazing black sand beach that we both fell in love with. Here are some pictures from week one in Hawaii. Enjoy!