Greens and More – Amaranth

Summer eating tends to be lighter than winter fare. In North America we tend to eat more greens and salads and less soups and stews. And what a collection of greens we can select from in the Southwest, including amaranth! Amaranth One of my (Jacqueline Soule) favorites – and easily found in many areas, is amaranth. It’s considered a weed, and abounds in vacant lots in Southwestern cities, as well as at the edges of agricultural fields. Where I live, alongside ample rabbits and javelina, about two seconds after an […]

Pan Plano AKA Dutch Babies – Part II

I started this topic last week with the basic Dutch Baby, or Pan Plano recipe. Now we are going to look at some refinements and embellishments that can be done when not squatting around a campfire. A Short Philosophy of Food Before we cook, let us ponder for a moment the role of meals and food in our lives. Is food simply something to stuff down our gullets so we can continue to play video games or be otherwise entertained by television? Or is a meal and food something to […]

Dutch Baby Delight – Part I

You can serve Dutch Babies for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! Depends on how you make them and serve them. Their very versatility makes this a recipe that is hard to categorize. Fair warning – this will be a two part post – with the basic recipe today. Dutch Babies in the Southwest are “Flat Bread” We start with the the reason I share this with you today – one form of “dutch babies” has a long tradition in the Southwest. Carlos, a well-seasoned ranch hand I met while camping […]