Fried Green Tomatoes

The tomatoes of summer do not appreciate the frosts of winter. If you have to harvest your tomatoes before they are ripe – here is one way to use them up. Green Tomato Roots Many of us are Southwest at heart but arrived here from other parts of the country, or even the world. Personally, I – Monica King – dug my feet into the caliche over twenty-five years ago. I was born in the south and enjoyed life as a migratory beekeeper’s daughter, thus I have been lucky to […]

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 […]

Savory Chicken with Lemon Pepper Mexican Oregano Sauce

Uncle Smokey here with an indoors recipe – because it is too hot out at dinnertime to use the grill. I use fresh and dried herbs plus lemon – all harvested from my own acre – but you can use store bought. The “cover” image is “Midnight Snack” cherry tomatoes which grow very well here and taste great in this dish.  In 2017 they were an All-America Selections (.org) winner for flavor, ease of growth, and ample production.  Photo courtesy of AAS. Local Products If you have it – Mexican […]