This past Saturday, we experienced something quite extraordinary. When my friend Tammy King called earlier in the week and asked if we were available Saturday evening, I said “yes” without even thinking to ask “why?” first. Some of her friends … Continue reading Marfa’s Ranch 2810 was a truly superb experience
The Hatch Chile Festival in Hatch, New Mexico is Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. If you can’t make it up to Hatch, have no worries… Porter’s on 2nd Street in Alpine will also be celebrating on Aug. 31 and Sept. … Continue reading It’s always Hatch Chile Season in our house
Driving down a dusty backroad in Fort Stockton the other day, I couldn’t help but notice all of the prickly pear cactus lining the roadway, loaded with the purple jewels of the desert that I’ve come to know and love … Continue reading Prickly Pear cactus fruit – little gems in the desert’s treasure chest
When I was a little girl growing up in Houston, El Paso was a mystical place in my mind. It fascinated me to see highway signs with directions to El Paso, nearly 800 miles away. How could any place be … Continue reading El Paso Mexican food has yet to disappoint
This post is not about food, because believe it or not, I do lots more than just food. “Because Food is What I Do” is called that after a tongue-in-cheek conversation following one of my mom’s best friends trying to … Continue reading This post is not about food.
After a strangely short apricot season, cherry season strolled into town. The pain of a super-short apricot season, thanks to the hail storms that knocked the precious fruit from the trees prematurely, was all but forgotten when I saw the … Continue reading When life comes with a bowl of cherries…
Last week was unusually busy in the life of the Johnses. While I normally meal-plan ahead and make enough for dinner to last through at least one leftovers-lunch, it just didn’t happen last week, several times even. And, my friends … Continue reading Stone Village Market and Deli saves the day again and again