New Mexico in Bloom

New Mexico in Bloom - Prickly Pear in Bloom

All around us, everything is currently in bloom. Here in the high desert of New Mexico, this is such a brief moment in time that we had to capture it and share it with you. In reality, it is just another excuse to play with our fabulous,  but slightly preowned cameras.

For all the foodies amongst you, don’t worry, you have not been forgotten, our next gluten free recipe will be posted tomorrow.  Brownies anyone? Continue reading

New Mexico Vegetable “Mock” Chili Enchilada

New Mexico Vegetable "Mock" Chili Enchilada

One of our neighbors introduced us to a non-vegetarian version of this dish. We loved the flavor of the spices she selected and wanted to make this in a vegetarian version to share with all of you. If your garden is offering an abundance of zucchini, squash, peppers, tomatoes, etc. this dish is perfect for highlighting any number of these vegetables in it. Continue reading

Madrid, NM – A Ghost Town Reborn

Madrid, NM: A Ghost Town Reborn - Madrid Miners' Cabins

We are in the midst of remodeling our house (flooring, tiling, painting, etc. – I am sure you get the picture) which has taken a lot of our time and energy. We just needed a break from all the madness. Some time ago we visited the little town of Madrid, NM, not too far from Santa Fe, and thought this would give us a little respite from our work and also an opportunity to share this with all of you.  Perhaps, the next time you get the opportunity to visit New Mexico, you might want to stop by for a visit. A former coal mining town, located in a valley surrounded by mountains, Madrid has reinvented itself numerous times over the years culminating in its current rebirth as a vibrant art colony. Continue reading