Category Archives: southwest

Another Non-Recipe

Posole is a staple in these parts. Mexican soup. And like chicken noodle or any other soup, it has a million variations. You need hominy, probably pork but chicken isn’t verboten, a clearish non-tomato-y but still thick broth but tomatoes … Continue reading

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Cooking for der kinder

The Z’ster isn’t crazy about hot spices, so we’ve had to tone down just about everything we make. When it comes to southwest fare, he loves sweet peppers, corn, posole, and beans, but he just can’t handle chilis right yet. … Continue reading

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Weekly Highlights

Here’s a quick wrap-up of some highlights in the news this week. 1. Sabores Sin Fronteras, Flavors Without Borders. The Sonoran Hotdog Crosses The Border Was just thinking about my dad’s comments about the suddenly ubiquitous chipotle pepper, and heard … Continue reading

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Father and Son

They say the apple does fall far from the tree. Then again, whenever someone isn’t like Mom or Dad, they always say that the factor in question tends to skip a generation. So I guess there’s a saying for everything. … Continue reading

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Good News for Kitchens All Across the Front Range and High Plains

Good news from Hatch, New Mexico: Green chile harvest expected to be strong. (Hat tip to Mad Dog Media Arf Force and Whirled Hindquarters.)

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Salsa 101

All of your salsa questions answered. Q. Should I use fresh or roasted veggies in my salsa?A. Yes.Try this next time: divide all of your ingredients in half, and roast half of them and put the rest in without benefit … Continue reading

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Front End Loader Margarita

Love means never having to say you’re sorry, and the best tequilas mean you never have to hide the taste with extra ingredients. El Tesoro, Corazón or Herradura. . . With a dash of triple sec and fresh lime juice, … Continue reading

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