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Farm and Table Restaurant New Mexico AZ

Authentic New Mexican cuisine: the Farm to Table Restaurant

Every year, we spend at least two months with family in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The photographic architecture, crisp clean air, strikingly bright blue skies, earthy smells of lavender and sage, and, of course, the Balloon Fiesta make this one of our favorite destination spots in the Great Southwest. But let’s not forget that one of […]

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Smoothie Recipe

Smoothie Recipe

I prepare a smoothie almost every day of the week because it’s nutritious and quick to prepare.  It’s easy to vary the recipe – just use different combinations of berries, fruit, and seeds.  It also goes well with a quick slice of toast or banana bread!  List of ingredients: 1 cup frozen berries 1 fresh, […]

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Fuego ‘s in downtown Phoenix

Recently we found another hidden treasure of a restaurant, Fuego’s at CityScape, that specializes in Southwestern cuisine.  It’s a fairly small place, with colorful purple cloth napkins and small potted plants on each table.  As with many of our favorite places, this eatery is located at CityScape right on Central Avenue.  We’d never eaten here […]

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3 Great Patio Restaurants in Phoenix Downtown

Phoenix is known for great climate, golf courses, resorts, spas, shopping, and dining.  However, this time of year is when restaurants transform from being indoor eateries to include marvelous patio experiences, each one unique in cuisine and style.  Although there are many excellent dining places to choose from, three of our favorites are listed below. […]

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Banana Bread Recipe

The banana bread recipe below is adapted from the Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: It calls for only a few basic ingredients, goes well with homemade soups and salads, and is also a perfect complement to smoothies and coffee in the morning.  I like to double this recipe and then freeze one loaf. List of […]

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Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

Acorn squash makes a colorful and delicious vegan meal.  And, when the rice is prepared ahead of time, this recipe can be prepared in a matter of minutes.  This dish is filling, and incorporates several of the season’s favorite ingredients.  Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash List of ingredients: 2 medium acorn squash – washed, halved, and […]

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I’m the Phoenix City Guide for the Examiner, an online publication

Although I haven’t written about it earlier, Ron and I have been ‘showcasing’ the downtown Phoenix area for an online publication, Examiner.com, I’m the Phoenix City Guide!  For the last two months, we’ve been publishing weekly articles about downtown, and, since we live in the heart of the city, it’s a perfect match!  We’ve seen […]

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