Abundance is . . . the courage to try something new. ~ Candy Paull
There’s no app for curiosity.
And you can’t download it.
Seems we start with a certain amount of the stuff and it’s up to us to stay stirred up and growing by learning and trying new things.
That’s why, on this last day of the first month of 2017, I’m excited to see that this state of just over 2 million offers plenty of new places and tastes I’ve yet to sample or even imagined existed.
Yes, this Land of Enchantment holds more than enough to keep us curious and excited throughout the rest of the year.
To that end, here are 5 resources with a focus on you enjoying New Mexico to the max.
New Mexico Travel Links You’ll Like
Season 5, Episode 2: Las Cruces & Organ Mountains (New Mexico True)
This episode dedicated to Southern New Mexico’s “first city” takes a look inside some of its best eateries. These include Chala’s Wood Fire Grill ~ a good place for burgers, breakfast, and . . . (more about this in delicious detail in the next few weeks)!
Explore, via video, the iconic Organ Mountains with a scenic tour on two very different hiking paths. Then dive into New Mexico’s cultural past at the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.
Chocolate Tamales with Port Infused Cherries (MJ’s Kitchen)
Doesn’t the name of this post ~ CHOCOLATE TAMALES with PORT-infused CHERRIES ~ sound fabulous? Each of these four foods tastes so good on their own . . . it’s easy to imagine how good they might taste together.
This recipe shows a unique and chocolatey way to prepare dessert tamales, a treat New Mexicans tend to enjoy on special occasions.
So, go ahead, proclaim one day next week as a special occasion and get in that kitchen.
Especially if you’re good at making traditional savory tamales, this is one recipe you’ll want to try, then add to your collection.
Even I, with so little experience in making tamales, may try it myself.
16th Annual New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest Winners (New Mexico Magazine)
Gorgeous images of official New Mexico rainbows, NM people, and adobes.
This collection of landscapes and slice-of-life photographs taken throughout New Mexico will remind you how beautiful this state is, even in black and white. Which reminds me ~ be sure to check out the Third Place Winner in the “Details” category. It features White Sands and the Sacramento Mountains.
Wanna see all of the prize winners up close? The Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography in Carrizozo is hosting an exhibition of them all through September.
18 Things Everyone Who Has Moved Away From New Mexico Has Thought At Least Once (Only in Your State)
This affectionate ode to all things New Mexican was written by the website’s New Mexico correspondent, Juliet White.
I don’t know from which area of New Mexico Juliet hails. Yet, since she chose to post a photo of Hatch chile when referring to chile peppers, I say the gal knows what she’s talking about.
You’ll want to check out this list as a personal reminder of the things you want to be sure to experience in New Mexico whenever you get the opportunity.
El Cotorro ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico (Gil’s Thrilling (and Filling) Blog)
Taco lover, meet your new haven.
This Albuquerque taqueria, the story goes, serves TERRIFIC TACOS with ingredients popular in Southern Mexico, including seafood.
Maybe, like me, you’ve favored soft-tortilla dishes, such as enchiladas.
Well, since reading Gil Garduño’s description of what must be the juiciest taco north of Mexico City, I’m willing to change. This review may have you rethinking the wisdom of your ways, too.
Seems El Cotorro’s salsa and chips, both corn and (less typical) flour, are no slouches either.
And do take a look at what may be the most beautiful elote (corn–on–the–cob) you’ve ever seen. (Next time I get to ABQ, I’m all over this!)
Oh, yes! ¡Vamos a echarnos unos tacos! (Lets’ have some tacos!)