Friday, August 21, 2009

Albuquerque, New Mexico Salsa Fiesta

We had the opportunity last weekend to spend a few days in New Mexico and get reacquainted with the cuisine of the great southwest. Hatch chilies were on almost every menu. I was even able to try a pepperoni and green chili pizza at a local pizza place.

While we were there, we had the opportunity to listen to Chris Maher of Caleb and Milo Products who produce salsas and other food products for Whole Foods. He was quite enjoyable to listen to.

The key ingredients for him are tomatoes and onions with some type of pepper. He traced the origin of salsa back to the Incas and from there, the variations have come from all over the world. He also made some interesting points about common bases in foods in various cultures and pointed out yogurt and cucumbers as a base to so many items in different cultures. Amazing how good food becomes universal.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Encouragement to continue can come in many ways. But the best ways often come to you in ways hat you never expect, but out of the blue, you get a sign to continue along the way to motivate you to carry on. Sometimes the signals will lead you in ways you never expected, but encourage you just the same.

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