Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tortillas – Part Two

There is an article in the business section of today’s Albuquerque Journal about a company that is going to start making “home style” tortillas.  In light of my recent post I was interested enough to read the story, especially since … Continue reading

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Don’t Try This At Home

Last weekend George and I had bratwurst with dinner.  We also had sauerkraut.  We can’t eat a whole container of sauerkraut in one sitting so there is always leftovers.   We have been eating it as a leftover side or on grilled … Continue reading

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Tools of the Trade

One of my friends suggested I read “Consider the Fork” by Bee Wilson.  The book covers a history of how we cook and eat.  I went out to Amazon to learn more about the book.  I love to look up … Continue reading

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The Best Tortillas

You would think living in New Mexico I would have access to some pretty awesome flour tortillas.  They are, after all,  a staple of the cuisine.   Almost all the flour tortillas available in grocery stores in the Albuquerque area … Continue reading

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Fruit and Veggie Side

Last week George smoked a brisket that we turned into BBQ sliders (Trader Joe’s sells slider size buns for those of you who want to make sliders at home. )  While he was smoking the brisket he also smoked a chicken breast … Continue reading

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Diner Food Part Two – Meat Loaf

Tonight we are having another diner staple – Meat Loaf.  I don’t eat meat loaf in diners; in my experience it is too dry.  George doesn’t eat diner meat loaf either – for the same reason.  But he loves meat loaf so we have … Continue reading

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A Good Day for Paella

It’s been a pretty good Sunday so far.  Our guests left early this morning so we had most of our work done before 11 am.  Even the guest room laundry has been washed dried and is awaiting ironing – I … Continue reading

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Diner Food Time

My husband is a big fan of a diner staple – patty melts.  Don’t ask me why.  I, however, have never been a fan.  Maybe it is because I’ve never had a good patty melt.  My experience has been that … Continue reading

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The Final Course – Profiteroles with Vanilla Ice Cream and Orange Chocolate Sauce

Well here it is folks, the final course of our New Year’s Eve dinner.  This course sounds complicated.  Heck, profiteroles even seems hard to spell.  But trust me, this is pretty easy.  The truth is I used to make profiteroles with … Continue reading

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Individual Beef Wellingtons

Beef Wellington is a marvelous dish.  In its basic form it is essentially meat, covered in mushrooms and more meat and wrapped in dough.   Doesn’t sound very glamorous when you describe it that way.  But trust me, this dish takes you … Continue reading

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