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October 2017

New Mexico Cuisine Recipes Sides

New Mexico Calabacitas

October 29, 2017
New Mexico Calabacitas

Even though I grew up in New Mexico, I did not know about Calabacitas until I had it recently with breakfast. Turns out it is a traditional New Mexico side dish.  It means squash in Spanish and there are tons of ways to make it but zucchini and/or summer squash are the stars. This version includes cheese which you could leave out to make it a bit more low-calorie. I love the cheese though.

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes
Appetizers Recipes Sides

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

This year the tomatoes came on late. I had two plants, one heirloom yellow cherry tomato and the other, sweet 100’s. I planted them in leftover molasses barrels for the cows Just shoot a few holes in the bottom and fill ’em with a…

October 25, 2017
Recipes Sides Soups

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Fall is here. We have already had our first hard freeze. As I write this sitting on the front porch, flocks of snow geese fly overhead. The mule deer are making their surprise appearances all over the ranch.  We have started stacking wood for…

October 17, 2017
Vintage Hazel Atlas Refrigerator Dish

Vintage Refrigerator Dishes – Why I Love Them

Just as with antique cast iron pans, I find vintage refrigerator dishes to be far superior to their modern plastic or glass counterparts. My mom has the set of new glass pyrex dishes with plastic lids and while it is handy that they are…

October 15, 2017
Artisan Rosemary Bread
Breads Cooking Recipes

Artisan Rosemary Bread

We lived in Germany for a little over 3 years. It was a dream come true for me and I still miss our little German Village. It was tiny. So tiny, it did not even have a bakery. Most Germans make a stop by…

October 11, 2017
Recipes Photo Contest

It’s been a long time since I entered a photo contest – High School I think, but this one sponsored by Cutting and John Boos & Co is a perfect fit. I have learned a great deal about food photography since starting about…

October 8, 2017
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