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Pop and Puff: Tomorrow is National Popcorn Day!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Popcorn Song” from Fun Songs for Happy Kids – Favorite Lullabies, Rhymes, Stories & More by The Fontane Sisters & Howdy Doody. Released: 2012. Well,  here we are.  Saturday, January 19th, 2019 is … Continue reading

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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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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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My Attempt at a Pieathalon 5 Medal!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Get Baking / Bakewell Counting / Early Bake / Countryside Air / Final Destination (Get Baking Medley)” from Music Featured in the T.V. Program: The Great American Baking Competition by The London Film Score … 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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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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Holy Habanero! It’s HOT in Here!

Music – “Who Stole The Hot Sauce?” from Who Stole The Hot Sauce? by Chubby Carrier. Released: 1996 CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC I’m not the only one with a predilection for hot sauces. There are millions of us out … Continue reading

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The Pure Pleasures of Pummeling Pomegranate Pulp!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Pomegranate Rag” from By Request by Matthew Davis. Released: 2016. Ah…October in New Mexico.  Hundreds of hot air balloons, the rich and heady scent of roasting green chile and…pomegranates!  Their Latin name is … Continue reading

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The Terrible Tale of the Tomato Tragedy

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Chasing the Wind” from On the Road With the Killer by Joseph Blood. Released: 2008 On April 13th of this year, I posted “You Say “Tomayto”, I Say “Tomahto” and waxed endlessly about … Continue reading

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You Say “Tomayto”, I Say “Tomahto”

Music – “Homegrown Tomatoes” from The John Denver Collection, Vol. 1: Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver. Released: 1997 CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Since moving to my new residence a little over a year ago, I have … Continue reading

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