Monday, August 28, 2006

In Other Culinary News...

...the Hatch chili crop is okay.


Blogger David Moles said...

¡Demos gracias a Dios!

August 28, 2006 1:32 PM  
Blogger dubjay said...

What David said!

August 28, 2006 5:05 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Hi Maureen. I check your blog from time-to-time (found it because I, too, had Hodgkins) and was interested to see your post about the Hatch chile. I live in southeastern New Mexico (Roswell - land of purported little green men) and have a brother-in-law who lives and teaches in Hatch. The pictures from the "flood" were pretty incredible - it literally devastated the area. In today's newspaper, it stated that 25-30% of the chile crop had been harvested, but the chile farmers are concerned because of the possibility of chile wilt after all this rain.
We have been in a drought in this part of the country, and had wildfires everywhere in early summer. We have had over 7 inches of rain at our house in August -- absolutely amazing for the desert! The countryside is green, and the cattle and sheep are fat and happy. New Mexico is absolutely beautiful right now -- but we always have amazing sunsets!

Welcome to the Southwest! (Not being a Texan, I guess I can't welcome you to Texas.) I have a son attending college in Lubbock, Texas, and we've had the pleasure of the Rudy's experience there -- wonderful barbecue! (Don't judge Texas by Houston -- come spend some time in West Texas / Southeastern New Mexico -- we're real friendly in these here parts!) :)

August 28, 2006 6:08 PM  
Blogger Erin O'Brien said...

Just reading about it makes my indigestion flare up.


August 28, 2006 6:44 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

David, I should have known you would understand.

(Oh no, Walter is underwater in his picture! It's the floods of New Mexico!)

Hi Debbie, my sister lives in Las Cruces and I love New Mexico truly, madly, deeply. Austin isn't so bad. I had a bowl of green today and it was very tasty but it had chunkc of chicken and potatoes and carrots and tomatoes in it. All very nice, but not exactly my expectations of a bowl of green.

Erin, when you come visit, I'll take you out for some good grub. I promise.

August 28, 2006 8:53 PM  

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