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

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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

Cherry Apple Crumble

Cherry Apple Crumble - Spring Flowers

The first day of Spring is one thing, and the first Spring day is another.

The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.

Henry van Dyke

When most people think of Spring, especially half-way through the month of May, no doubt fresh flowers, birds nesting, and warm breezes come to mind. In most other places this would be true, however, the weather here in New Mexico is not usually so obliging, as we mentioned before in previous posts, talking about the ever present wind. Living in the High Desert usually means skipping over most of the Spring season entirely, heading straight from the depths of frigid Winter, to the blistering heat of mid-Summer, all in the short span of a month. Although we can, and often do, get a lot of snow in the Winter, the rest of the year is usually very dry, due mostly to the constant wind. Rain begins to take on an entirely new quality here. Continue reading

Lunch at Harry’s Roadhouse in Santa Fe

Harry's Roadhouse, Santa Fe, NM

We finally had an opportunity to visit Harry’s Roadhouse in Santa Fe since they offer gluten free breakfast and lunch options. So many people had told us about it, but since they serve mostly breakfast and lunch, it was generally, and regrettably so, never that enticing an option for us, since most of these choices involve gluten, and lots of it. Through the grapevine, we learned that one of the owners is celiac, and is now continuously expanding their menu offering gluten free options to their patrons. We were told that Harry’s takes every precaution to avoid cross-contamination with gluten. Of course, hearing this, we just had to check it out.

Harry’s Roadhouse  is a long-time local favorite and is known for its casual atmosphere, offering great food at an affordable price. It can be a little tricky to find, since it is just outside the inner core of Santa Fe, on the Old Las Vegas Highway (see our Restaurant Page for address and phone number), which runs alongside the I-25, in Southeast Santa Fe. Continue reading