Monday, June 28, 2010

Older photos, new to me

Sometimes, it can be difficult to track down photos. With all of the moving around I’ve done in the past year, it’s no wonder I just got this disk in the mail. They’re probably too out of date to go in my book, but it’s fun to check out old photos and think about what you were up to!
Photos by Kristen Anderson, LA

Sunday, June 27, 2010

What Ribs Should Look Like…

food blog 002food blog 004My dad made ribs- boy, was I a happy girl. Now, only to learn to make them myself! Watch out!

Friday, June 18, 2010

I've been busy here in New Mexico- long days and nights on set, trying to squeeze in some gym time, oh, and that thing called sleep...
On set, there are all kinds of snacks laying around for munching, but I discovered one that is so worth it!

Trader Joe's dark chocolate covered ginger.

Until recently, I didn't even want to think about ginger anywhere near anything I'd eat, developing a gag reflex at the mere thought of it. Then, something changed. I tried ginger candy, it was hot, spicy, and sweet, and I was hooked. The only thing better? Ginger covered in chocolate! Yum- a little bigger than chocolate raisins, three or four of these babies and your sweet tooth is satisfied.
How sweet is that?!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Mexico Golf: Who Knew?

Apparently New Mexico has beautiful golf courses. I've been itching to take some lessons, but haven't really been in a place with accessible golf lately. I'll be working in Santa Fe for the next couple of months, so I decided to get in some practice. Lucky me: Santa Fe has a lot to choose from!

I decided to try out the Towa Course at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Having grown up on a golf course in South Carolina (30 minutes from Augusta National), I was worried that the course would have a stuffy attitude- that wasn't the case at all. I took a lesson with the head pro, Linda, then hit balls at the range. The other golfers were friendly, and everyone working there was so nice and helpful. The Towa Grill was pretty crowded, so next time, I may have to stop in for a margarita.

Friendly people, beautiful views, and sunshine: what more could a girl ask for?

(Photo Credit:Cornell & Company / Mike Wilson)

Towa Golf Club's Website

Friday, June 4, 2010

Back in Santa Fe: Tecolote Cafe

IMG01665 I’ve been known to seek out places featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,” so it’s only natural that I’ve been dying to go to Tecolote Cafe since Guy’s visit!

Any place whose slogan is “Great Breakfast, No Toast” earns a gold star in my book even before I visit. The food? Outta this world! I had the Huevos Yucatecos, which is a corn tortilla topped with beans, eggs, cheese, pico de gallo, and green chile, accompanied by posole and cooked bananas. This dish only earned one chile (out of two) in heat, but it was so spicy that under my eyes were sweating. It really was the best green chile I’ve had in Santa Fe, but I’m not sure I could take the dishes that earn two peppers. The bakery basket that accompanied the meal was the best part- fresh berry muffins and cornbread filled with peppers. Tecolote is sensitive to dieter’s restrictions- you can get meat or egg substitutes, they have a “low cholesterol” section on the menu, and some foods and the chile sauces are prepared with little salt. The breakfast at Tecolote Cafe is so good you won’t even miss the toast.

1203 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe