Tag Archives: Southwest

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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Christmas in New Mexico

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Christmas in New Mexico” from Christmas in New Mexico by Jerry Dean. Released: 2013 This is re-post from December 18th, 2013, by popular request: Christmas Tradition in Canada, Where I Grew Up Every … Continue reading

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New Mexico – Land of Enchantment, Land of the Weird

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Being Weird Is Cool” from Community Rocks!: The Honeybabes & Please Stop Complaining by Sara O’Brien & The Community Rocks! Kids. Released: 2014. New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment for … Continue reading

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Eating with the Eyes and “Colour Conditioning”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music: “Eat It” from Greatest Hits by “Weird Al” Yankovic. Released: 1999.The ubiquitous “they” say that “you eat with your eyes first”, although the term has been around for so long, no one individual seems … Continue reading

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A Vintage Cookbookery Mystery Solved: The Cookbook Queen and Chef Robert Irvine

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Music, Organ – Organ Soap Opera Theme, Vintage Recording, Musical Themes & Anthems, Organ Music” from Organ Music: Sound Effects by Sound Effects Well, in Albuquerque, the dust has settled, the crew has … Continue reading

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A Vintage Cookbookery Mystery: Will the “Cookbook Queen” meet Chef Robert Irvine?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY BACKGROUND ! I didn’t designate myself as “The Cookbook Queen”. Rather, an acquaintance did, after seeing an article about my cookbook collection (and 2013 holder of the Guinness World Record for cookbooks), in the Albuquerque Journal, … Continue reading

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