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Lara Fitzgerald

23rd Jan, 2014

Gatherings, Musings, Restaurants

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Happiness is…..

I’m sitting here at Jambo’s in Santa Fe, an African/Caribbean café and I’m taking pictures of the beautiful food. I’m inhaling the aroma of all the beautiful spices and drinking a South African white wine called Goats Do Roam. Even if it’s got a really

Lara Fitzgerald

9th Jan, 2014

Gatherings

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Wrapping Up the end of 2013

Always a hectic time, the last two months of the year. And then, boom! It’s all over and we’re in January thinking where did it all go? Did everyone write New Year’s resolutions? I’ve got a few. Several of which involve cooking and writing. But

Lara Fitzgerald

24th Sep, 2013

Restaurants

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A Great New Place in Santa Fe

People are raving about Omira Grill in Santa Fe and with good reason. It’s an innovative idea borne out of ZiggyRzig’s love of international foods. On the site of his former, highly regarded, international foods market, Omira Grill is a meat lovers paradise.

Lara Fitzgerald

23rd Sep, 2013

Restaurants, Travel

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Ensenada Calls Us Back

Our second trip to Ensenada we stayed again at Las Rosas.  We asked for our same room, #301 and within minutes of opening our balcony door, “our” sea gull landed there.  (We think since we are more acquainted now we should give him a name. 

Lara Fitzgerald

23rd Sep, 2013

Gatherings

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“A Conversation with Deborah Madison” at Slow Food Santa Fe

Unlike the pictures of vegetables in her new book, “Vegetable Literacy” which are bright and beautiful, I couldn’t get a clear and close picture of Deborah Madison at “A Conversation with Deborah Madison” sponsored by SlowFood Santa Fe.  She speaks softly and uses her hands

Lara Fitzgerald

22nd Sep, 2013

Gatherings, How To

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Chef Geeta visits Slow Food Santa Fe

This year, SlowFood Santa Fe was fortunate enough to have Chef Geeta cook for us again.  This time I got to attend her cooking class. Chef Geeta is a chef after my own heart.  She discouraged us from measuring and encouraged us to use our

Lara Fitzgerald

10th Jul, 2013

Travel, Wines

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A Trip to Baja Wine Country

Out of Ensenada, we head east along Route 3, the Ruta del Vino.  There are 16 wineries through here.  I knew I wanted to go to Santo Tomas and Monte  Xanic because we’d experienced some of their fine wines.  But we were out to explore,

Lara Fitzgerald

10th Jul, 2013

Restaurants, Travel, Uncategorized

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But the View….

Just got back from Baja California.  We spent 3 nights in Ensenada.  It would have been four but we had a devil of a time tracking down Mexican auto insurance.  Not that it’s hard to get but because of misinformation from the car rental agency

Lara Fitzgerald

2nd Jul, 2013

Restaurants

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But What’s Surfing Got to Do with It?

In Los Angeles, we head to Malibu to get our first view of the ocean and eat at Duke’s Malibu. Duke’s is named for Duke Paca Kahanamaku, an amazing man.  According to the restaurant’s website, Duke was a full blooded Hawaiian and a descendant of

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