Category Archives: Food

Hummingbirds, Spider Silk, and Web of Life Eggs, Part 2

A few weeks ago we published the first installment of Linda’s thoughtful and reflective take on the the connection between spider webs and hummingbirds. This is part two. And in a brief moment of self-promotion, we’d like to remind you … Continue reading

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Deviled Eggs for Easter

Maybe it seems wrong to make deviled eggs for Easter, but this is the best recipe I’ve come across and I love making them during this time of year. If you love pepper, as in good, fresh ground pepper, you will … Continue reading

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To Build A Nest: Hummingbirds and Elasticity

(In honor of spider strands and tiny birds) “There is another World, but it is in this one.”  W.B. Yeats By Linda McKittrick (Reprinted with permission from Savor the Southwest.) Aunt Linda here on a very gusty March morning. Good thing … Continue reading

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Food for Thought — Slow Food’s Ark of Taste

by Marilyn Noble One of the key initiatives of the Slow Food movement is the Ark of Taste, a catalog of rare and endangered foods and food traditions from around the world. In the U.S., the Ark catalog is administered … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

The past few weeks have seen a barrage of hacking, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing at home and everywhere else I’ve been. While there’s no cure for the common cold or flu, a steaming bowl of chicken soup is sure to … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookie Traditions

Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition that my family has enjoyed as long as I can remember. My grandmother would come to our house when I was small and help us bake loads of wonderful cookies, fudge, nut bars, and … Continue reading

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Christmas Tamales, a Southwest Tradition

By Marilyn Noble Making tamales at Christmas is a tradition in the borderlands, and every family passes down their favorite techniques from generation to generation. Many a spirited discussion ensues when families intermingle and debate the merits of their particular … Continue reading

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Versatile Tomatillo Salsa

By Carolyn Niethammer When I was interviewing chefs for my book The New Southwest Cookbook back in 2005, tomatillos were the vegetable du jour — every chef had them on the menu, usually “blackened” or roasted to heighten the flavor. … Continue reading

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Barbecued Southwestern Turkey

Looking for a new twist on the traditional Thanksgiving turkey? If you’re lucky enough to live in a warm climate, a barbecued turkey is a delicious change from the traditional method. If you have to do this in the oven, … Continue reading

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Orange Flan

While I was eating a flan from a local Mexican restaurant the other day, I couldn’t help but think of the best flan I had ever tasted . . . this Orange Flan from Southwest Comfort Food, by Marilyn Noble. … Continue reading

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