Tag Archives: Albuquerque

Christmas in New Mexico and the “River of Lights”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Christmas in New Mexico” from Christmas in New Mexico by Jerry Dean. Released: 2013 (This is a partial re-post from 2013 with some great additions!) Christmas in New Mexico December, 1994 was my … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, But There’s a Chihuahua in my Turkey !

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “What’s Cooking” from What’s Cooking by The Wolfe Gang. Released: 2010 In honour of Thanksgiving later this week, I’m running this earlier 2014 post about the questions posed to the Butterball Turkey Hot … Continue reading

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The Refrigerator as Repository of Rancid Remnants

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Livin’ In the Fridge” from Alapalooza by “Weird Al” Yankovic. Released: 1999 I recently heard that November 15th is “National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day“.  Some references suggest that Whirlpool Home Appliances started … Continue reading

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The Tortures and Trials of Tongue Twisting Translations

Music – “Fun Words from Foreign Languages” from Little Turtles by Davy Andrews. Released: 2012 CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Some time ago, I wrote about the fascinating experience of attempting to translate several foreign-language cookbooks I have in my collection, … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Here – National Cookbook Month !

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Happy Cooking” from Happy Cooking by Eiji Kitamura. Released: 1986                         For those not in the know, October features many “national” events,      … Continue reading

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Do Not Sit Down on Food and Crockery & Never Cut your Pie with a Knife

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “The Table Manners Polka” from The Best Foot Forward Series: Gratitude Attitude by Mike Soloway. Released: 2013 Manners and a sense of”decorum” are universal.  What is acceptable within one culture is totally rude in another.  … Continue reading

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“World’s Largest Cookbook Collection”

For those who follow my posts, you might be interested in this interview, which was just posted today (5/24/2018), on http://www.seriouseats.com. Oddly enough, under a features column by editor Sho Spaeth, entitled “Obsessions“! Hope you enjoy it!  Just click on … Continue reading

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Who Stole the Cranberries?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Fruitcake Rag” from Big Mama by Funky Butt. Released: 2005 Having spent the last 23 years of my life in New Mexico, I now feel qualified to comment on the differences between holidays in … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Mulish Microwave – Part 2

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Microwaves (Are Watching You)” from Microwaves (Are Watching You) by Randy Rainbow. Released: 2017   Well, the dust has finally settled after the mega kitchen remodel (mostly on every piece of furniture outside of … Continue reading

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Life in the Desert – Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly !

THIS POST WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON 09/07/2014 CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Don’t Sit On a Cactus” from Don’t Sit on a Cactus by Joel Frankel. Released: 1997 It’s that time of year around New Mexico, when the … Continue reading

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