Decadent French Toast

New Southwest CookbookThis baked French toast is served by the Big Yellow Inn Bed and Breakfast in Cedar City, Utah. Carolyn Niethammer chose it for her New Southwest Cookbook. The inn typically serves it with berries and sour cream on top; poached apple slices or other fruits are also delicious. Take your cream cheese out of the refrigerator in time for it to soften so you can spread it easily on the bread. For best…

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Turkey Chorizo

Santa CruzChorizo is Mexican spiced sausage usually served for breakfast. Making it with turkey adds the healthy benefit of lower fat but gets your family started off with a protein-filled meal. Serve for breakfast with eggs and tortillas. From Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Co. Cookbook, by Jean Neubauer.

Turkey Chorizo

Serves 4

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1/2…

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Ron Scott Pictures the Desert Then and Now

Ron Scott Pictures the Desert Then and Now

By Marilyn Noble

Ron Scott exploring ancient ruins.

Ron Scott exploring ancient ruins.

Ron Scott, the people’s choice award winner in our spring photo contest, used to race through life. He finished forty marathons, including the Pikes Peak run twice; ran ten fifty-mile races; and even did the Leadville 100, a brutal hundred mile run at elevations around ten thousand feet and higher. But then a worn out knee caused him to slow…

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Prickly Pear Lemonade

Prickly Pear CookbookThis refreshing twist on lemonade, from Carolyn Niethammer’s Prickly Pear Cookbook, will help you get through the last blast of summer heat. Steeping the lemons rather than squeezing them is not only easier, it produces a more complex flavor as the final juice includes lemon oil from the rind.

Prickly Pear Lemonade

Makes 4 servings

4 or 5 lemons
6 cups water
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar (or equivalent…

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Uprising: Writing About the Only Successful Native American Revolution

Uprising: Writing About the Only Successful Native American Revolution

Uprising front coverBy Jim Turner

“That day in August, the Pueblo people of the northern Rio Grande and points west exploded in fury, rising up to drive the Spanish military, colonists, and Franciscan missionaries all the way back into New Spain (today’s Mexico). Except, that is, for the four hundred or so colonists and Franciscans whom they slaughtered.”

Uprising, Jake Page

 The first two parts (here and here) of…

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Literary Havana

By Ross and Susan Humphreys

We’d like to point out a correction and addition to Walter Parks’s fascinating account of his travels in Cuba earlier this year, which was posted here in February.

Pedro Ángel Verá

Pedro Ángel Verá

An important name was inadvertently omitted, for which we apologize. When this year’s Literary Havana tour visited the Teatro Bertolt Brecht, the distinguished actor and director Pedro Ángel…

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Friday photo 8/8

Coyote Buttes in Paria Canyon–Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona. Photo by Kerrick James, www.kjphotosafaris.com.

Friday photo 8/8

Coyote Buttes in Paria Canyon–Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona. Photo by Kerrick James, www.kjphotosafaris.com.

Get Your Kicks In Kingman at the International Route 66 Festival

Get Your Kicks In Kingman at the International Route 66 Festival

ArizonaKicksrogernaylorThe city of Kingman, Ariz., is ready to celebrate Historic Route 66; The Mother Road; America’s Main Street; the legendary trail followed by seekers, adventurers, grifters, hippies, vacationers, and other assorted characters during the heyday of road tripping in the 40s, 50s, and 60s.

The Historic Route 66 International Festival,August 14-17, will feature classic cars, music and films, food, and…

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Mexican Lime Ginger Pudding Parfait

Mexican Lime Ginger Pudding Parfait

Green SouthwestI am making this delicious dessert from Janet Taylor’s The Green Southwest Cookbookfor a dinner party tonight. Unlike your run-of-the mill sweet and bland pudding, this one will hit your taste buds with the tart zing of limes and spicy bite of ginger, with just enough honey to make it pleasingly sweet. This healthier version uses tofu instead of cream, butter, and eggs. If you don’t like a strong…

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Heard Museum review of Uprising

Heard Museum review of Uprising

 

uprising-cvr-new-RGBThe Heard Museum has published a review of Jake Page’s new book Uprising in their July–September 2014 issue of Earth Song. Reviewer Lynn Bullock writes that the “Pueblo Revolt of 1680 is probably one of the least-known events in American Indian history,” and that Jake Page “sets out to bring this uprising, known in the Southwest as the ‘First American Revolution,’ to a larger audience.”…

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