Category Archives: Gourmet groups

Chicken and Tuna? You Bet!

Last Sunday it was our turn to host the gourmet group gathering.  It is the dog days of summer here in New Mexico and while the house is cool, the outside temperature begs for cold dishes.  And, truth be told, … Continue reading

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Eggplant – It’s Not Just for Parmigiana

Yesterday I wrote about our gourmet group Spanish dinner.  One of the Tapas dishes was an Eggplant dip that was really quite good.  I wanted to add an eggplant dish to the menu to reflect the Mediterranean influence I experienced when I … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown – 7 days to go

Busy time here at the Sandhill Crane Bed and Breakfast.  Decorating, baking and taking care of guests is keeping me busy!  Yesterday we put up our live tree – the artificial tree has been up in our entrance hall since … Continue reading

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One Week, Three Continentents

This week we are travelling the world at dinner time.  Last night we covered Asia; our Gourmet Group prepared Japanese food, thanks to one couple who lived in Japan and had the authentic recipes.  Tonight I am making paella.  That covers Europe.  Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Japanese Dining

George and I belong to a gourmet group with three other couples.  Four couples is the perfect number; the host provides the menus, recipes and entrée, the other couples select from an appetizer, desert and side dish.  Until recent;ly we … Continue reading

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