Saturday, December 23, 2017

a New Mexican Christmas

Chile decorations, in Santa Fe Farmers' Market!  Not that we bought any of these - rather, it was root vegetables for roasting (tiny turnips and kohl rabi and things I don't really recognize, and fingerling potatoes, straight from the ground, and the world's most elegant cauliflower, and black garlic, and garlic paste, and some very small carrots).  It's great to be here, for once (if also disorienting - and I suspect it'll only become more so, over the next couple of days, Skyping with my parents rather than exhausting them with our presence) - and planning our Christmas dinner from what's locally available, as opposed to what my father has advanced-ordered from Waitrose ...

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