Home. Very Sweet Home.

September 21st, 2012 § 2 comments

It says it on the New Mexico license plate: “Land of Enchantment.” This isn’t silly boosterism. New Mexico is enchanting. There are very few places in the United States that combine diversity, scenic grandeur and centuries of history. Santa Fe contains an almost unbelievable number of first rate museums and art galleries. Music, theater and an internationally famous opera house. And more. Much more.

BSK and HG are happily home at their Santa Fe County estate. No it’s not really an estate, just a five acre oasis, green and lush amidst sun bleached mesas and 200-year-old adobe dwellings. Trees and shrubs are gradually changing color. Looking forward to gold, rust and red in coming weeks.

Oh, it’s good to be home. HG celebrated homecoming with a copious bowl of green chile menudo at El Parasol in Pojaque. BSK visited a nearby farmers market and scored shishito peppers; and, as it is the season for green chilies, the scent of roasted green chiles filled the air and BSK made sure to pack her basket with those as well. Green chili sauce and green chili stews will warm the winter months. Scrambled eggs, green chili sauce, broiled tomatoes and lots of warm corn tortillas. Those are the ingredients of HG’s favorite cold weather breakfast.

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§ 2 Responses to Home. Very Sweet Home."

  • alicia atencio says:

    Welcome home! I enjoyed your holiday posts in PEI immensely! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. What a great compliment that you chose Parasol’s menudo to celebrate your homecoming! Hope it serves as a harbinger to your enjoyment of many more New Mexican traditions. You are indeed correct, New Mexico is special. Please bring BSK in some time. I would love to meet her. Sincerely, alicia

    • Gerry says:

      Thanks for your gracious note and the menudo was as delicious as ever. I’ve been trying your burritos (smothered in green chili) and they are awesome. I was in with BSK but missed you and Jose.

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