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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

New Mexico Bound


We are heading to New Mexico for a few days but that doesnt mean the blog can rest - oh no! Hopefully I will get some much needed inspiration plus there are a few cool things happening that I can maybe tell you about in the next couple of weeks or so, I know, I hate when people do that too but sometimes you cant let the cat out of the bag.

Enjoy some more squash blossoms, I want to declare 2010 the summer of the flower!

Ajvar (roasted eggplant, roasted red peppers, roasted garlic) pesto and baby squash fried to perfection makes this summer on a plate. Oh and it case it slipped your mind - Mew Mexico is where my family has lived for over 350 years - its my "pais" my "homeland" its where I "hail from" - I LOVE going home.

UPDATE: We have standby tickets (dont ask, but if free helps answer any questions) so we didnt get on a flight starting at 6:00 am yesterday morning and every subsequent flight after that - so we will try again after the 23 when my schedule opens up again - we want to be able to stay more than 4 days. Argghhhhhhh! Yesterday Sucked!

39 comments:

intuitive eggplant said...

Happy travels, happy cooking, happy developments, my friend. You know I'll be eagerly awaiting whatever you're able to share, whenever. But meanwhile, I'm just gosh darn jealous that you're going to New Mexico and I'm not :)

Jenn said...

Have a safe and fun trip!!!!!

Tangled Noodle said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip! We spent way too little time in New Mexico and have resolved to return for a proper visit some day soon.

The ajvar looks and sounds great!

Danielle said...

It's been raining a lot in NM.. bring an umbrella! And it's almost green chili season, perhaps you'll be here for that! ;)

baking.serendipity said...

I need to get to a farmer's market for some of those blossoms. Have a great trip!

Vickie said...

That dish is perfection on a plate - wow! Love that you fried the squash and flower intact - how beautiful. I would love a taste!

I've been to NM a lot before coming north. It's a good place to relax. Hope you have a wonderful time.

Shree said...

happy traveling and enjoy the local cuisine

Kathy Gori said...

Have a great trip! I love New Mexico, we've vacationed there often and if I had to live any other place than Sonoma that would be it!Looking forward to what you'll be cooking up next.

Jeannie said...

Envy you! I love to travel too but unfortunately the opportunity has not arise just yet. Enjoy your trip!:D

The Duo Dishes said...

You're kind of close to CA. Come visit LA! Excited to hear your news.

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monica said...

Oh so nice to go home - enjoy!!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Have fun visiting home. It's always great to see family and friends.

Those squash blossoms, by the way, are gorgeous.

Safe travels.
Sam

Biz said...

Hope you have a wonderful time in New Mexico - I've always wanted to go there - but the furthest west I've ever been is Iowa - how sad is that?!

Margaret Chen Doughney said...

Have a great trip! The blossoms look delicious!

vanillasugar said...

oh dog have fun, it'll be nice to get away from this horrid humidity eh?

Magic of Spice said...

Have a wonderful trip back home. This dish is exquisite, and I love The Year of the Flower idea:)

teresa said...

enjoy new mexico! i LOVE those flowers, i've never tried them, but for some reason i think i would really like them.

pigpigscorner said...

Have fun!

Abbey said...

Beautiful. I adore squash blossoms. Have a great trip!

LaDivaCucina said...

Bring back chiles!

Adelina said...

I want some squash blossoms! Enjoy your travels.

Grumpy Granny said...

New Mexico! We're practically neighbors...I'm in Pueblo, CO, 3 hours door to door to Taos. Sometimes I go there for lunch!

;-)

GG

Belinda @zomppa said...

Beautiful colors and gorgeous flavors. Enjoy being at home!

Doc said...

You flower child! Enjoy the trip, looking forward to some great dishes!!

Marjie said...

I hope my kids will feel that way when they come back here some day. That is why I will never move. Happy trails, dear Dog, and safe trip.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Have fun on your vacation.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Have fun on your trip! This is a beautiful dish!

Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

I've missed your posts! Have fun in New Mexico!

theUngourmet said...

Have a great time!!

girlichef said...

The blossoms are beautiful...and how exciting!! Have a blast and bring us some awesome treats when you return ;)

Claudia said...

Love New mexico - Land of enchantment. Hope you are enchanted. We've been eating blossoms all summer- raw, stuffed, sauteed, fried - it is sunshine on a plate.

Chow and Chatter said...

so pleased you had fun back home

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Terrianne, Call me Ree said...

Sorry you missed your trip home, but I hope the free tickets and knowing you'll be able to go (hopefully) by the end of the month helps.

Your dish is lovely. Yumm! Summer of the flower. Love it! --{@

Jamie said...

Brave you for flying stand-by but free I understand after seeing what I paid to get home this summer. Yipes! These squash blossoms look fabulously scrumptious! Hope you have a safe and fun trip home.

Victoria K. said...

Ooooh, I love squash blossoms!! I hope you had or are having a nice trip :)

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