Pumpkin-Ginger-Maple Granola

Pumpkin-Ginger-Maple Granola

The month of November has just flown by — every day filled with putting the last finishing touches on old and not so old family holiday recipes, perfecting them to a level where everybody was totally satisfied with the final result. Thanks to the many volunteers for testing our recipes. We couldn’t have done this without you. Continue reading

Autumn Pumpkin Stew with Caramelized Onions

Autumn Pumpkin Stew with Caramelized Onions

The days are getting cooler, in fact, it has been downright cold – with nightime temperatures hovering in the teens and low twenties. The beast, our fireplace, is being fed regularly. We can barely keep up with the demand for more wood. On our daily walks we are definitely reminded that Fall is here and Winter just around the corner. The smell of pinon wood smoke in the crisp Fall air beckons one to spend time indoors in front of a warming fire. Continue reading

Halloween Cupcakes: Pumpkin Owls and Hedgehogs

Halloween Cupcakes: Pumpkin Owls and Hedgehogs - Hedgehog Cupcakes

It’s the end of October already; can you believe it? Here in New Mexico, the weather is definitely beginning to show the change of seasons with a noticeable chill in the air and the familiar smell of wood smoke on the breeze. Halloween is just around the corner. The bastion of a thousand bad horror films, the favorite day of any little ghost or goblin ever to wear a costume and beg for candy. What would the end of October be without all the fake spiders, jack o’ lanterns, trick or treaters, ghouls and ghosts. . . and sugar. Frightful! It’s enough to make anyone scream; especially when everyone slowly descends from their megalithic sugar comas the next day, struggling to regain even some semblance of being human! Continue reading