Green Chile Season

August is the hottest month here in New Mexico- I don’t mean temperature, I mean flavor. It’s the start of the chile season, the New Mexican green chile season, and this year it’s a hot one. The best way to enjoy the green is to actively participate as many of us do. So, right now people are roasting […]

The Art of Bread Making

For me bread evokes all sorts of good memories. Growing up in the 70s Mrs. Baird’s white bread was what we ate and I remember visiting the factory where we sampled freshly baked bread with lots of butter- it was wonderful. In my 20s, three girlfriends and I did the backpacking/Euro rail trip through Europe […]

Fly-Fishing on the Pecos

Fly-fishing is one of our favorite family activities. Both young and not so young can participate in this activity together, and it’s a great way to spend some time enjoying the outdoors. There are several fly fishermen and only one fly fisherwoman in our family, my daughter.  My brother-in-law, the most avid fisherman in the […]

El Rancho de las Golondrinas: Herb and Lavender Fair

Just outside of Santa Fe is wonderful place called El Rancho de las Golondrinas. It’s an outdoor museum dedicated to the history and heritage of New Mexico during the 18th and 19th centuries. There are old historic colonial buildings (Manuel Baca’s home), a working mill, a morada (a Penitente meeting place), a real molasses mill […]

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