Thursday, March 25, 2010

Billy D & The Hoodoos CD Release Santa Fe New Mexico

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Billy D & The Hoodoos will officially "in person" release their new CD at the bar in The La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe New Mexico March 26 & 27th. They will be playing new songs and old songs from 8:00PM to 11:00PM for rockers to dance the night away. See La Fonda's web site at http://www.lafondasantafe.com for more information.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Enchanted City Santa Fe New Mexico

This is a beautiful poem written about Santa Fe by an unknown author. Enjoy!!

Enchanted City

We sat by the fire, my friend and I,
And talked of Santa Fe.
She asked me what I'd miss the most
if ever I went away.

Then I thought of May when the acequias flow,
And the lilacs bloom like mad,
When the robins sing in our apple tree:
"Spring is here ,be glad!

I thought of chile and pinon wood,
And my friends of many a day,
of hollyhocks reaching to turquoise skies,
And the bells of Cristo Rey.

Of burros and 'dobes and fiesta so gay,
The majestic cathedral for a moment to pray
Of the breathless sight when the aspens change
In the beautiful Sangre de Cristo range.

Of snow softly falling on Chreistmas Eve,
Luminarias lighting the way
To welcome the Christ child once again,
When He is born on Christmas Day-

It is hard to say what I'd miss the most
If I ever went away,
But I hope and pray with all my heart
I can remain in Santa Fe...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Skiing Santa Fe New Mexico

Some of the best spring skiing can be found right here in Santa Fe New Mexico. In our last storm on March 14 the Santa Fe ski area reported 15 inches of new snow. I can also report that the skiing is excellent. I skied Santa Fe on Tuesday March 16 and found some incredible powder!! Double Eagle Oh My God!!

If you are reading this and are going this week I would definitely ski off of the triple and millennium lifts. You won't have as long of lift lines and the powder is still there. They have had some warm days after all it is St Patricks Day today. It is hard to believe that we were in a blizzard Sunday night and today it is 60 degrees. I am sure it is more like 45 at the ski basin.

Ski Santa Fe plans to close after April 11th, as long as the snow holds out and we are expecting another storm next week. Check out their web camera!

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Southwest Foccacia Bread Recipe

This recipe will be in our cookbook that is coming out soon, look for it on our Facebook Fan page .

makes 1/2 sheet pan

2 pkg dry yeast
1 1/2 cups luke warm water
(mix together and set aside)

1 3/4 cups mashed potatoes
1 large red bell pepper, slivered
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/4 bunch Italian parsley,chopped
6-8 chipotle chilies, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced

Add yeast mixture to mashed potatoes that have cooled slightly. Add next 5 ingredients, mix. Then slowly add 5 cups of bread flour that has been sifted with 1 Tablespoon of salt. Add 2 cups at a time using a kitchen aid mixer with a dough hook attachment. Keep scraping the bowl with a spatula. Put in a large bowl and rub with olive oil. Let it rise in a warm place for about 3 hours or until it is double in size. Punch down. Spread dough in a greased 1/2 sheet pan or cookie sheet. Brush the top with olive oil. Let rise again until double in size . Bake at 350 until golden about 25- 30 minutes.

This is great to serve with enchiladas or make panini sandwiches. It also freezes well.

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