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Redbook Names Albuquerque and Santa Fe Among 'Most Romantic Date Destinations' in America

on August 31, 2012 - 11:10am

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Staff report:

Redbook magazine has released its list of the "Most Romantic Date Destinations" in America and Los Alamos has three of them in its own back yard ... or just a day's drive away. 

Redbook's list:

  • The Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York
  • St. Augustine, Fla.
  • Top of the Rock, New York City
  • The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.V.
  • St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Harvest Inn, Napa Valley, Calif.
  • Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • Newport, RI.
  • Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Rincon, Puerto Rico
  • Sedona, Ariz.
  • Charleston, S.C.

In Albuquerque,

Smith's Annual Chile Roasting Operation is Underway

on August 18, 2012 - 9:48am

Smith's Food and Drug Center employee Avi spent Friday running the two chile roasters outside the Central Avenue store. Smith's annual roasting operation kicked off Thursday. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Avi loads the roaster with fresh green chile. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Avi bags roasted chile. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chili Roasting Season Has Arrived

on August 15, 2012 - 8:36am

FARMERS MARKET News:

Chili roasting time is here and Matt Romero, owner of Romero Farms in Dixon is prepared. He has been a regular at the Farmer's Market for years and will be there on Thursday morning in the parking lot near Mesa Public Library. Photo by Clay Dillingham.

Food on the Hill: Grilled Salmon

on August 14, 2012 - 10:22am

"Food on the Hill" by Sue York

This week's recipe...

Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com

Grilled salmon

Fish seasoning:

  • Equal parts of -- No Salt Cajun Seasoning
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • -- 1/2 part of Mesquite seasoning
  • Salmon Filets with skin on
  • Spray butter
  • Seasoning (above)

Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com

 

** If you need to freeze the uncooked fish filets, put them in a plastic zip bag and put in a little water and a tablespoon or two of lemon juice. Zip the bag with all of the air out and do not freeze for more than one month.
 
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
 
Check fish

Cowboy Breakfast Aids Alzheimer's Association

on August 9, 2012 - 10:54am

The Posse Lodge hosted its Cowboy Breakfast Sunday, which this month went to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Los Alamos. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The Posse Lodge was pretty full by 9 a.m. and drew a steady stream of pancake eaters. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Melissa Spiers, left, and Mary Yamada help with the breakfast. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
 
Cowboy Breakfast Guru Cary Grzadzinski chats with Mrs. Rickman of Los Alamos. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The Alzheimer's Association of Los Alamos was on hand during the August Posse Lodge

'Food on the Hill': Smoky Cheese Fondue

on July 31, 2012 - 6:36am

"Food on the Hill" by Sue York

This week's recipe...

Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com

Smoky Cheese Fondue

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 4 cloves garlic (pressed)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (12 oz) beer, NOT all at once (I like the dark beer)
  • 2 teaspoons brown mustard
  • 4-5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup Monterey Jack (shredded)
  • 1 1/2 cup smoked gouda cheese or smoked cheddar (shredded)
  • paprika on top
  • bread cubes for dipping
 
Directions:
 

Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
Fry onions in olive oil for 1 minute then add garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.
 
Mix in

Chamber's FAN44 Pairs Local Business Owners

on July 27, 2012 - 3:54pm

Enjoying lunch and conversation at the Co-op today, from left, Superintendent of Schools Gene Schmidt, David Griggs of the Friends of the Library, Edwin Theodore of the Co-op Deli and Cory Ulibarri of the Co-op front end, and Michelle Tange of The Education Plan during today's FAN44 business networking event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
CHAMBER News:
 
Because not every business person who belongs to the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce can get to a Business Breakfast or evening FAN Club event, the Chamber has launched a new networking opportunity: FAN44.
 
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Ruby K’s Launches Renovation Project to Enhance Seating Comfort, Expedite Service

on July 27, 2012 - 10:07am

From left, interior designer Misha Peterson, Ruby K's new operations manager Melissa Schmidt, owner Ruby Alexander and architect Steven G. Shaw. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

By Mandy Marksteiner

In August, Ruby K’s Bagel Café will begin renovations designed to enhance daily operations at the popular eatery.

Los Alamos architect Steven G. Shaw and interior designer Misha Peterson are working together to make it easier for customers and staff to move around in the restaurant.

“We’ll also start serving cupcakes, other bakery item and grab and go sandwiches and salads,” owner Ruby

'Food on the Hill': Italian Parmesan Cheese and Herb Bread

on July 24, 2012 - 7:18am

"Food on the Hill" by Sue York

 
This week's recipe...
 
Italian Parmesan Cheese and Herb Bread
 
 
1¼ cup warm water ** see note about water in recipe
1Package of dried active yeast
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3 Cups of bread flour (I use King Arthur)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons dry milk powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons of softened butter
4 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese (Kraft is fine)
1 teaspoons dried chopped rosemary
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 ½ teaspoons dried marjoram
1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
Small amount of olive oil for pan

Food on the Hill: Bruschettas

on July 17, 2012 - 6:35am
"Food on the Hill" by Sue York
 
 
This Week's Recipe...
 
Bruschettas
 
 
To make the base for all of these I use the sourdough baguette bread you get at Smith’s. Cut them at a diagonal and butter one side. Arrange them butter side down in a non stick fry pan. Have a sauce pan about the same size as the bottom of the fry pan and fill it with about 2 inches of water. You need the water to add weight to the pan. Put the sauce pan on the top of the bread and the weight will press the bread into the fry pan making a beautiful crust on the bread. Cook until golden.

Make Your Reservations Now For The Blue Window’s July 15th Wine Dinner

on July 11, 2012 - 7:39am

The Blue Window Bistro is having the first of what will become an annual Wine Dinner at 6 p.m., Sunday July 15.

The dinner includes five courses and five paired wines with fine wine specialist Phillip de Give.

The cost is $75 per person and reservations are required. Call 662-6305.

The menu for the special evening includes:

First Course

  • Warm Deconstructed Caesar Salad
  • Tender grilled romaine hearts, soft-boiled quail egg, shaved parmesan, brioche crostini, anchovies, homemade caesar dressing
  • *Latour St. Bris Sauvignon Blanc, Burgundy, 2010*

Second Course

  • Seared Scallops
  • Jumbo sea scallops

Food on the Hill: Cherry Crisp

on July 10, 2012 - 7:14am

"Food on the Hill" by Sue York

 
This week's recipe...
 
Cherry Crisp
 
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
 
10-inch tart pan or large pie plate
 
Filling:
8 cups cherries, washed and pitted and halved
½ cup sugar
5 tablespoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon mace or nutmeg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
 
 
Topping:
1 1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
butter - for dotting the top
 
Filling:
 
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
 
Mix ½ cup of sugar into the cherries and let sit ½ hour.

Food on the Hill: Island Flank Steak

on July 6, 2012 - 10:09am
 
"Food on the Hill" by Sue York
 
 
 
This week's recipe...
 
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
 
Island Flank Steak
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pound flank steak
  • 1 cup Teriyaki marinade
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/3 cup mango juice (found in fresh juice area)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary, fresh
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 4 large cloves garlic, pressed
  • black pepper
  • Reserve 3/4 cup of mix for basting during cooking.
 
Mix all marinate ingredients together.
 
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
 
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
 
Score flank steak lightly in a crisscross pattern on both sides.
 

Dixie Girl Hosts First Private Party Today!

on July 3, 2012 - 4:28pm

Owner Denise Lane hosted the first private party today at noon at the brand new Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue. The highly anticipated opening of the restaurant to the public is set for next week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos enjoyed a variety of soup and salad selections topped off with special chocolate biscotti desserts - compliments of the Dixie Girl. The Rotarians are the first group to officially dine in the new restaurant. Judging by the rave reviews from all the diners, today's inaugural lunch was a smashing success. Photo by Carol A.

Cowboy Breakfast Aids American Cancer Society

on July 1, 2012 - 9:48pm

Mary Martucci helps out in the kitchen during this morning's Cowboy Breakfast at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge held in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Bill Casson lays down some batter for the Cowboy Breakfast held today and on the first Sunday of each month at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Blueberry pancakes cook on the griddle this morning at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

From left, Debe Braden, Hilde Fitzgerald, Cathy Grastataro and Jim Krone.

Food on the Hill: Strawberry Delight

on June 26, 2012 - 7:47am
"Food on the Hill" by Sue York
 
 
This week's recipe...
 
 
Strawberry Delight
 
***** Make sure to mix up the Jello layer first (needs time to set up a bit.) Use a 9 x 13 pan
 
Ingredients:
CRUST:
  • 2 cups crushed small stick (sticks only) pretzels (about 6 oz). I find it best to crush them in the bag they come in. Take what you don’t need out and put them in a different bag.
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar

FILLING:
  • 1- 8oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1- 8 oz cool whip
  • 1 cup sugar
TOPPING:
  • 1 large strawberry Jello
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1- 16 oz frozen

Jazz Night at the Blue Window on Saturday

on June 22, 2012 - 12:58am
 
The Blue Window will host a Jazz Night featuring the Ryan Finn Jazz Trio 7-9 p.m., Saturday June 23.   
 
Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.   
 
Finn recently moved back to Northern New Mexico after seven years teaching and performing music on the island nation of St. Lucia in the West Indies.
 
He plays trombone, Andy Zadrozny will play upright bass, and Loren Bienvenue will play th drums. 
 
Finn has performed with St. Lucian jazz icons Luther Francois, Emerson Nurse, Allison Marquis, Richardo Francois, Barbara Cadet and Ronald "Boo' Hinkson.

Los Alamos Daily Post Launches New Food Section: 'Food on the Hill'

on June 12, 2012 - 10:34am

"Food on the Hill" by Sue York

Hi Los Alamos,

My name is Sue York and I am going to be writing the new food section, “Food on the Hill” of the Los Alamos Daily Post.

My hope for the section is to share recipes and photos on how to make them. 

I will also have restaurant reviews and local menus posted, and maybe even some local food travel.

Just a short history on myself. I am NOT a professional chef, everything I have learned about cooking and food has been learned over years of work in the kitchen. 

I have owned two bed and breakfasts, won many food contests, and been published in

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Pancakes, Arts & Crafts this Saturday

on May 2, 2012 - 12:23am

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 5th at the Betty Ehart Senior Center from 7 – 11 am.  Stop by for a delicious breakfast of eggs, sausage and pancakes before heading over to the lawn at Fuller Lodge for the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Arts and Crafts Fair.  

The Los Alamos Arts Council has presented arts and crafts fairs in Los Alamos since 1967. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos was founded in January 1948. It is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos.

Rick Reiss and John Arrowsmith prepare pancakes. Courtesy Photo

The cost of the Kiwanis

Tom Rheam Trio Plays Blue Window Bistro April 21

on April 14, 2012 - 10:36pm

BLUE WINDOW News

The Blue Window Bistro in Los Alamos will host a Jazz Night featuring the Tom Rheam Trio Saturday, April 21. Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required. 

The Trio will perform 7-9 p.m. Tom Rheam plays trumpet and piano, Dick Hogle plays drums and sings and David Moir is on bass.

Rheam has played on the road with Ray Charles, played backup to Frank Sinatra on recordings, toured with the Glenn Miller Band and many other well-known professional singers and musicians.

Hogle has worked in the Catskills in New York state as a show drummer, played on

The Legal Tender is Open

on March 20, 2012 - 11:45pm

By Inez Ross

Courtesy Photo

The restaurant in the little village of Lamy, 18 miles south of Santa Fe, has reopened for weekends after being closed for many years. It's being run as a non-profit venture with proceeds going to the Lamy Railroad and History Museum located in the same building. Lamy is the Amtrak stop for Santa Fe, the first New Mexico place the early scientists saw when they arrived to work on the Manhattan Project.

The Legal Tender is Lamy's oldest structure.
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Good Eats Southern Style at Kenny’s North Carolina BBQ

on February 19, 2012 - 12:00am

Kenny Miller in front of the counter of his new kitchen at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie Gordon

Editor's Note: After heading to Kenny's to give it a try on a Friday evening, it appears that Kenny's has cut back his hours. He is currently serving breakfast and lunch at his UNM-LA location as of April 20, 2012.

By Bonnie J. Gordon

For the last three years, locals have been enjoying fine southern cooking courtesy of Kenny’s North Carolina BBQ via Kenny’s mobile kitchen.

Now Kenny’s has a new home at UNM-Los Alamos.

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