Hot cross buns,
One a penny buns;
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns.

Having lived in Sydney, Australia for 8 years prior to my move to Santa Fe, I was well acquainted with Hot Cross Buns…(read more)

Baked With Love

“Whenever I bake, I add extra spoonfuls of love to all my recipes. Love added to all things good makes them just a little bit better.”

— Randi Levin, The Muffin Lady

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Chillin’ By The Grill

Santa Fe is blessed with a lengthy grilling season; we can fire up the Weber from early April to late October. But the same high-altitude effects we routinely experience with indoor cooking can also rear their ugly heads on the portal and the patio. (read more)

High Altitude Cooking – CHEAT SHEET

I made a simple olive-oil cake recently, and, when I took it out of the oven, there was a huge crack across half of it. I had forgotten to raise the oven temperature on the sea-level recipe. I topped the fractured cake with a big dollop of creme friche, raspberries and powdered sugar and my guests were no less the wiser. Recently, a frustrated new resident to Santa Fe begged for a comprehensive chart of basic adjustments she could stick on the fridge. She was planning a dinner party and realized that many of the recipes she was using would need to be altered. And so, for all our readers, a cheat-sheet to keep close at hand in their 7,000 feet or above kitchens…(read more)

Miami Nice – Miami Spice

Growing up in the snowbelt of upstate New York, my love of cold and wintery weather was confined, perhaps, to the first few years of my life. During those Currier & Ives-print winters of my early childhood, I enjoyed building enormous snow forts and ice skating on the frozen ponds behind my house. The hot
chocolate that thawed us out in front of the family fireplace fueled memories of a happy childhood. But not for long…(read more)

Nosotros Somos Una Familia

The Secret To Pasqual’s Success

Lon•gev•ity [[< L longus, long+ aevum, age ]] long life adj. long-lasting, perpetual, enduring

Longevity is an adjective not often used to describe a restaurant’s life. And yet on March 31, 2004, Santa Fe’s Café Pasqual’s celebrates its 25th birthday. Café Pasqual’s is a bustling jewlbox of a restaurant that for twenty-five years has been in the same location, with the same chef /owner, who has maintained the same strong culinary vision. An amazing feat to say the least…(read more)

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