About the website
The Turquoise Table is a website that focuses on providing information about New Mexico for anyone and everyone by sharing our personal experiences, building a community, and supporting the businesses in our beautiful state. It truly is the Land of Enchantment filled with rich history, colorful people and scenic landscapes!
You will find information on travel, restaurant reviews, food and drink, cooking, entertainment, the arts, and about living in the High Desert. Whether you live here or want to visit, New Mexico has much to offer and we want to spread the word.
It’s also a personal blog so you may find material related to the food we grew up eating, topics that we find interesting, personal views, or thoughts about what’s happening in our lives- maybe this information will strike a chord with your life as well. We welcome comments and encourage pertinent dialogue and conversations with us and other readers.
What you’ll find on our website:
- Most everything featured will be from our personal experiences thus allowing us to provide helpful tips and insider knowledge.
- Once in a while the written material will be information we read about or heard about and want to share with our readers.
- Recipes from our own kitchen and what we are cooking for dinner
- New Mexico restaurant and product reviews
- Places we’ve traveled to in New Mexico
- Links to related material and websites that have useful information
- Additionally, we will post some fun ideas and activities to try.
- Trips and experiences outside of New Mexico will also be posted just because we love to explore new places and try new things. Please share your experiences with us, too.
Thank you for visiting- We hope you find this site helpful and informative. If you find something on our website valuable and interesting, please share it with your friends and family!
The Turquoise Table (created on November 30, 2011) is made up of four very close friends who come from very different backgrounds but found each other here in Albuquerque. We share common interests, likes and dislikes, a love of great food and fine wine, and a love of the world for the experiences it has to offer. Our ethnic and cultural diversity sets us apart, making our views different and interesting.
I was born in New York and lived 40+ years in Texas. Since moving here to New Mexico about 3 years ago, I have enjoyed every moment! I am a retired physician and happily married with a son and daughter, as well as recently adopting a German Shepherd puppy, all of which keep me very busy. Family always comes first…so sometimes that leaves little me-time…the remedy for that is to indulge once in awhile! I enjoy traveling and exploring far and near. Some of my most favorite things include spending time with friends, cooking and trying new recipes, eating really good chocolates (the darker the better), picking up a bouquet of flowers, and participating in a variety of activities to keep my mind and body active. What I like about New Mexico: The 300+ days of sunshine and the beautiful desert colors.
After living all over our beautiful country and all over the world, I have finally found a place to call home. I have truly enjoyed living here in New Mexico with my husband and son for the past eight years. It is a land of wide open spaces, where you can see for miles and the incredible blue skies stretch far overhead. We live in the city of Albuquerque, where I give back to the community by volunteering at my son’s schools and serving on the Board of Trustees for Manzano Day School. We are passionate skiers, and our favorite place to ski is Taos. At home, I enjoy cooking, and am almost always in the midst of planning the family’s next great adventure. In my past, I have been fortunate to work in business development as the Director of Educational Ventures at Michigan State University and in Executive Development at the University of Southern California. I have also done a stint as an Associate Editor for a trade newspaper and worked in television production for the U.S. Information Agency’s WORLDNET. I love food, wine and travel. I am especially happy when able to combine them all!
I am 3rd generation native New Mexican. Born and raised in Las Cruces, NM the youngest of four daughters. I graduated from New Mexico State University with my Bachelors of Science, Human Nutrition Food Science degree. I have been happily married to my best friend for the past 15 years. I am a proud mother of two active, happy, and wonderful boys. Food, family, friends, and faith are what I am grateful. Volunteering at both of my boys’ schools and my community are important to me and as long as I can, I will continue to give back. New Mexico is special to me- it is a part of who I am. Just to mention a FEW of my NM favorites; the aroma of roasted green chile that fills the Fall NM air, summer full-moon evenings at White Sands National Monument, Santa Fe, hot air balloons that decorate the endless Albuquerque skies, sunsets anywhere in NM, Gruet sparkling wine, unique NM cuisine, and all of the wonderful, diverse people that are the framework to this great “Land of Enchantment”.
I grew up on a little island in the Caribbean called, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. I migrated to the US at age 19 and about 2 1/2 years ago my family and I relocated to Albuquerque. I enjoy cooking, reading, entertaining and getting together with friends. I am married with an 11 1/2 year old son whom I am very proud of. Living in New Mexico has been quite different from what I’m used to but, I have to say it’s a good kind of different. The people I’ve met since moving to New Mexico just seem happier and it may be attributed to the blue skies that appear to be a little higher and a little bluer than anywhere else. The weather here is fantastic and the yellow glow of sunshine just makes you feel warm inside.Disclaimer: We, of The Turquoise Table, do not claim to be experts in any area that we blog about, but we do our best to provide accurate information for our readers. Your safety is our top priority- if you decide to try any of the activities we blog about, eat at any of the restaurants we reviewed, or cook a recipe we posted, etc. you are doing it at your own risk and The Turquoise Table will not be held responsible for any liabilities. As with anything in life, do your own research before proceeding. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns. Thank you. Disclosures: With regards to endorsements of products and services on our website, we do it out of our own free will and we do not get paid nor do we have any material connections with the businesses we have mentioned in our material.