a day in the desert

My New Mexico childhood was magical… kivas, Zozobra (the burning man), Kearney Elementary Bilingual School, Blake’s Lota Burger, Blue Birds, my Santa Fe best friend, Mary Ann Varela and her lovely Mom’s delicious pots of beans, posole, green chile stew and plenty of tortillas to scoop up any remains, crawdad hunting and ghost stories, Wolfman…

Sweet Pepper Relish

Serve this mouthwatering, addictive condiment on crisp, buttery crackers with goat’s cheese or cream cheese, or use in place of the three standards (ketchup•mayonnaise•must-ard) Sweet Pepper Relish 3 lbs medium hot chilies, mixed 2 lbs yellow and red sweet pepper 1 lbs tomatillo 1 lbs tomatoes 4 lg sweet onion 15 cloves garlic 2 c…