This past weekend The Accidental Cowboy (my better half) and I made a day trip to Madrid, New Mexico. It was their annual CrawDaddy Blues Fest. Having lived in Houston for many years, we do miss good crawfish now and again so we jumped at the chance to try some. The food and live music was well worth the drive but for me, the best part was discovering the best chocolate in New Mexico. Really, some of the best chocolate I have had here in the states, at Shurgarman’s Little Chocolate Shop. It’s just off Highway 14, the main street that runs through Madrid.
Memorial Day is just around the corner and that means that Summer Grilling Season is here. As with anything, you need the right tools. At least that’s what my dad used to say. The Accidental Cowboy (my husband) says that too. I think it’s true but, it could be an excuse to acquire more tools. Anyway, here are seven grilling tools to make your grilling a breeze.
In honor of the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle, I bring you New Mexico Green Chile Cheese Scones. I love a royal wedding. It’s as close as you can get these days to a fairy tale. Such a handsome couple, I can’t wait to see her dress. So, when I sit down to watch the wedding, I will probably stream it at my leisure. When I do, I will have a nice pot of Earl Gray tea and one of these scones. It is a special occasion after all.
It is 8:14 am and it has been a stellar morning here on the ranch. This may sound crazy to some of you but, those of us that love roses, especially old or antique roses are truly blessed. Here is why. This morning after the horses were fed and everybody is good on water (horses, cows, cats, dog), I was filling my watering can to take care of my new lavender plants and noticed this sweet wild yellow rose blooming by the water tank for the cows. It has made my day. What tenacity! We have had almost no moisture here all year. It was an incredibly dry winter. Just two dustings of snow. This spring we have had a trace of rain maybe 3 times. I am amazed at this little rose. How has it survived and even bloomed? Is it totally wild or did someone a very long time ago plant it or its predecessor?
New Mexico Huevos Rancheros are perfect for a weekend or special occasion (can you say Cinco de Mayo) breakfast, brunch or lunch. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are not the most ordered Sunday breakfast item here in the land of enchantment. Fancy without the fuss, they are really more about assembly than anything else.