Many years ago, I was introduced to the wonders of blue corn on a trip from the Texas Hill Country up through New Mexico to Hopi Land in Arizona… to the Third Mesa, to be specific. Restaurants throughout New Mexico … Continue reading Blue corn tortillas in Far West Texas? Yes, please!
One day last week, my husband and I had a meal that still has us talking about it, a week later. We were running errands in Alpine and decided to try out the new restaurant, Creekside, after hearing rave reviews. … Continue reading Creekside in Alpine – serving fresh, creative and delicious food
Historical records indicate that the first iron kettles and pots were used in the 7th and 8th centuries. In Europe during the 16th century, the art of casting iron for cookware became widespread, so it’s no surprise that the European … Continue reading Cast iron – the cookware that lasts lifetimes
I think it’s safe to say that apricot season is my favorite season in far West Texas. If you take a look around, you’ll see apricot trees, dripping with orangish-yellow fruit ranging in size from half-dollar to penny-size, in yards, … Continue reading Apricot Season… it’s the most wonderful time of the year
I’m going to make a little confession here. While I cook our meals from scratch, I don’t always bake from scratch. Since I try not to bake that often (because we eat it all) and occasionally need to bake a … Continue reading Homemade cake (or cookies) made with boxed mix is still homemade.
Lately, I’ve been fascinated by old homes. I’m not talking about the old adobes we have here in the Trans Pecos, I’m talking about old homes that date back to the 1700s, when America was “new,” and up to the … Continue reading The joy of cooking old recipes in a modern kitchen
School’s out and watermelons are in the stores. Those are two sure signs that summer is making its way into Far West Texas. In celebration of the season, I bought our first watermelon since last summer, just the other day. … Continue reading When life gives you melons, make watermelon sorbet… or margaritas!