Best of New Mexico

Hi everyone! It feels like I have been out of pocket for a while, but it has felt good to rest and relax from the computer. We finally returned home after a long trip in New Mexico visiting friends and sightseeing in the great Santa Fe area. The weather was fantastic most of our trip with amazing thunder and lightening storms to windy and gusty days.


It feels good to be back home and to see all my herbs growing like crazy. It has been reported to me that there has not been much sun here in MI so I guess the herbs have enjoyed a break. Here are a few pictures of our travels.

Hiking through the tent rocks.
Tent Rocks
Cactus flower
Loretto Chapel
Jewlery Market in the Plaza
Backstage tour of Santa Fe Opera House
Sunset on the way home from Santa Fe
Good eats
Veggie fajitas
Zucchini / Swiss chard enchiladas with green chili sauce
Tofu scramble w/green chilis, spainch and tomatoes, black beans, and potatoes all at the Choclate Maven
Prickly Pear Lemonade at Rancho de Chimayo
Vegan enchiladas with soy cheese. Zucchini and corn enchiladas with beans.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06789442318357192033 Shabitha Karthikeyan

    Wow..That’s amazing array of wonderful pics..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00983198638863849563 Kayla

    It is only appropriate I be the first to comment on these terrific pictures and some of Noelle’s blogging while a guest in our home this past week in New Mexico.
    First, I must testify to all who read this how spoiled rotten Jason and I, as well as many of our friends, were by all of Noelle’s gourmet cooking for us this past week! Whether it was her chicken flautas, raspberry cupcakes, crab rangoons (wontons), Asian stir fry, or simple roasted potatoes, we were fed like royalty. You would expect that from the pictures and recipes you see on her blog. What you DON’T see on the blog is how effortless Noelle makes the entire process seem while flitting about the kitchen. She doesn’t show a bead of sweat, moves about gracefully (even in a stranger’s kitchen) and smiles the entire time. After a week of observing, smelling, and tasting her efforts in the kitchen, I propose that a food blog is not enough. We need to think more globally, folks. Noelle needs her own Food Network show. Truly she does! :-)
    I sign off with love for Noelle and Ryan, a grateful heart for our time together, and a tinge of sadness that the only smells that remain in the kitchen are reheated leftovers, the dishes seem lonely, there is less laughter in the kitchen, and I miss my friends very much.
    <3,
    Kayla

  • http://www.spicytasty.com/multi-cuisine/italian/mushroom-ravioli/ Nithu

    Cool pics out there. Food is really tempting…

  • http://www.zomppa.com/ Belinda @zomppa

    NM has some of the best food in the U.S. or anywhere in the world. It seems like you had an amazing and relaxing trip.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16492661388892873640 Simply Life

    wow, beautiful pictures!

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com/ Monet

    I must say…that Mexican food looks amazing. I love New Mexico, and I loved seeing your pictures. Thank you for sharing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10012578236222084738 5 Star Foodie

    Gorgeous pictures! I haven’t been to New Mexico yet but it is definitely on our list of places to visit very soon!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15538836762561311482 Fayinagirl (means Free One)

    Looks like an wonderful trip. =) The food looks amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07423394839497455624 Graygrrrl

    Great pics and all that food looked delicious!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00352267532090320701 evergreen

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures with us!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08873080530639686787 HiHoRosie

    Yum yum! Beautiful pics of Santa Fe. I used to live in Albuquerque when I was younger. I didn’t appreciate the beauty then as I would now. Thanks for sharing. And the food looks great! Thanks for the mention. Good luck! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04695690277037332534 kirsten

    Wow…those are some great pics. I love the tent rocks! That is some yummy looking food, I think it inspired me to make some Mexican food last night. hehe

  • http://ieattrees.com/ Keri – I Eat Trees

    Oh, yum! You were right- that all looks delicious!!

  • http://www.artandlemons.com/ art and lemons

    Your photos fill me with nostalgia, New Mexico is one of my favorite US travel destinations. The food and scenery are equally amazing.

    Great photos!