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  • 'Indigenous Fine Art Market' kicks off, 'Santa Fe Indian Market' ready for 2014
    'Indigenous Fine Art Market' kicks off, 'Santa Fe Indian Market' ready for 2014
    The “Indigenous Fine Art Market” (IFAM) runs from Aug. 21-23, 2014. There are 300 artist vendors who will line the “Santa Fe Railyard” over three days. IFAM have also lined up native dancers, bands, DJ's & a few...
  • Taqueria del Sol
    A bright spot in Taqueria del Sol
    Imbued by the tenants of simplicity, Taqueria del Sol in Cary is part of a nascent Southwestern chain seemingly more focused on the quality of the food than anything else. Noticeably absent are the colorful tchotchkes and painted maracas type of...
  • A tunnel of aspen on the Old Railroad Grade Trail
    Emerald islands await you in Apache National Forest
    “That forest was burned to a crisp,” AZKampr commented after reading Alpine camping in Arizona’s high country. “Who’d want to camp on ashes?” he asked. AZKampr is wrong. There are tens of thousands of acres in...
  • Avocados
    Jackfruit, it's what's for dinner: Vegan chipotle carnitas with guacamole salsa
    Young Jackfruit has been making the rounds as a natural, soy-free meat substitute. The first jackfruit as meat recipe I stumbled across was from The Urban Housewife. Her vegan Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos caught my eye, but I was wary. Young Jackfruit...
  • Phat Burrito: Bringing in tastes from the Southwest
    Phat Burrito: Bringing in tastes from the Southwest
    This colorful establishment looks like it has been around for a while, which legitimizes your decision to walk away from your conventional burrito place and into PB. With a, ‘You’re not in Charlotte anymore, Toto’ feel, Phat...
  • Spanish Chorizo
    Chorizo and black bean soup
    Believe it or not, this morning it was 40 degrees in Phoenix and the water in the dog's dish was frozen. Last week was even colder. It even snowed (well, just a tad) in Cave Creek. But we like to think it was real snow. Most definitely soup...
  • Chocolate
    Holiday Cookbook: turkey with chocolate orange sauce
    Turkey is definitely part of most every holiday menu, but who says it has to be roast turkey, especially if you are having a small group for dinner?Here's a recipe that is so easy, so quick, so good and so spectacular in presentation that you...
  • Moe's Southwest Grill expands, creates jobs in tri-state area
    Moe's Southwest Grill expands, creates jobs in tri-state area
    Moe's Southwest Grill expands, creates jobs in tri-state areaby Margaret WhitfieldSometimes you're just in the right place at the right time. This is true of Moe’s Southwest Grill. At a time when the economy is bad, Moe's is...
  • Black (or Turtle) beans
    Southwestern black bean soup: fall cookbook recipe
    You don't typically find dried beans at farmers' markets, but they can be found locally at Ranch Marketor online here. In case you haven't visited a Ranch Market lately, it's a really cool place for all things Hispanic and there...
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    Barberitos - a quick Southwestern fix
    In a little village called Habersham, there was an cantina called Barberitos - filled with an array of meats, beans and fresh veggies.Barberitos offers quick southwestern style food for a good price. Prepared right in front of you, this eatery...
  • Susan Eileen's Silk craftsmanship: Found at the Las Cruces Farmers' Market
    Susan Eileen's Silk craftsmanship: Found at the Las Cruces Farmers' Market
    Susan Eileen – Sue – is a retired K-12 teacher who is enjoying her life’s passion in retirement. She chose Las Cruces because here, she could afford a home large enough for her painting, sewing, design, and customer services. She...
  • Peach Cobbler: An old Borderland favorite - Step 1: The Filling
    Peach Cobbler: An old Borderland favorite - Step 1: The Filling
    The development of the Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID) in the early 1900s made a different kind of agriculture possible in Southern New Mexico. Where farmers previously had “dry farmed,” relying on rain to water their crops,...
  • Flatbread
    Chef Robert McGrath opens new local canteen
    James Beard Award-winning chef Robert McGrathis offeringValley diners refined-yet-affordable fare with his North Scottsdale creation, Renegade Canteen, which opened this month. This handsomely-decorated restaurant will feature an extensive brunch,...
  • Indio won the Desert Classic Tournament to stay undefeated and make their Top Ten debut.
    Big changes in Riverside County baseball rankings; Santiago still #1
    It has been a wild two weeks of baseball in Riverside County. In contrast to the relative stability of the county softball rankings, only four baseball teams from the initial rankings have played well enough to keep their spots, while some teams...