Tag Archives: Southwest

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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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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