My New Mexico Kitchen

photo by Gayle Martin

I know I haven’t been around lately, but there was a reason for it. I sold my home in Tucson, Arizona, (sort of like Jojo in that old Beatles song), and I’m now living in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

So far I’m loving my new home. It even came with an outdoor mini kitchen, which I’ll be trying out as soon as the hot, humid weather breaks. I’m also looking forward to trying out some New Mexico recipes.

From what I’m seeing so far, Las Cruces is a foodie town, and New Mexico is a foodie state. I’ve already fallen madly in love with New Mexico Pinon Coffee, and I’m enjoying the New Mexico wines.

One of the big events in Las Cruces is the Hatch Chile Festival, which, thanks to Covid, is cancelled this year. However, you can still buy fresh Hatch chilis at the grocery store, and they’ll roast them for you in the parking lot. There is nothing quite like the smell of steaming hot fresh roasted chilis. If Glade were to ever make a Roasted Chili scent, I’d buy a case of it. In the meantime, I’m putting fresh Hatch chilies in my chicken chili, on burgers, scrambled eggs, and I’m loving it.

Gayle Martin

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