Archive for the ‘Artsy Little Towns- ALTs’ Category

Graffiti in Colonia Guadalupe

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Roaming around Colonia Guadalupe in San Miguel de Allende, near Via Organica, we stumbled onto a graffiti fest in progress.

There were DJs, other vendors, and lots of neighbors out to see what was going on.

It’s quite possible that the next Diego Rivera was somewhere in the crowd…

Summer of Kale Chips

Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Kale Chips

Kale Chips- before

kale chips after

Kale Chips- After

I’ve eaten more kale this summer than in my entire life. (Actually, I’d only tried it once before, so that’s not too difficult.) Now that I’ve found kale chips, I’m having kale several times a week.

I’m using a very simple recipe from allrecipes.com. There are more complicated ones, but why bother? They are so yummy. Oh, and as they bake, they make a snap, crackle, pop noise, too. If you like nori (the seaweed that wraps sushi), these are along the same lines.

So far the only failure I’ve had is when I forgot about them… and then I had “charred.” Seriously- set a timer!

This is so delicious, and addicting. I made some for my mom & she immediately decided to plant a whole row of kale.

Yes, kale is a great fall crop, so get planting now!

Zucchini madness

Sunday, August 26th, 2012
Organic Zucchini, originally uploaded by ilovebutter.

It’s that time of year… be sure to lock your car doors, or you may find a sack of zucchini waiting for you. In fact, zucchini is about the only garden plant I know of that just doesn’t take much TLC. In fact, you don’t even need to plant it. Just befriend a gardener, and you’ll have plenty.
My personal preference is grilled zucchini. A grill wok with zukes, onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc is a beautiful thing.
I just discovered a new use, though, thanks to Traditional Foods, one of my favorite websites. They’ve actually figured out how to morph zucchini into something like raisins. Here’s their recipe for zucc-raisins.

It was very quiet in Pt Townsend…

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Because all the usual suspects were partying in San Miguel de Allende, at RB’s casita. For such a small town, Pt Townsend contributes a lot to the winter migration to San Miguel.

It makes sense, because both are small towns with a high percentage of what they call “cultural creatives.” (I recommend that book highly, and yes, I read the whole thing.)

We (all of the above, plus other cultural creatives, including TMIML- the man in my life) had a terrific lunch, and then the pattern shifted, as it always does. Someone comes to town, someone leaves town.

Our next adventure was to Guadalajara, Sayulita & Tlacqepacque. Now we’re back in San Miguel, and not only the cast, but the weather has changed. Last night and tonight, we’re having major thunderstorms, which I love (once all the computers are unplugged.)

And we’re getting ready for visitors… My sister from NH has a friend coming down, and TMIML’s musical partner arrives Thurs for a few days. In the meantime, I’m going to try to make lemon curd. Stay tuned!

* Oh, mom update! She’s back to almost normal, just using a cane until her muscle mass is back. But she can drive & cook & do all the things she did before.  (Still can’t play the violin.) Hooray!