Triple-Threat Mango Salsa

Usually, my mango salsa is made with apple cider vinegar and japonica peppers, but I found a selection of beautiful peppers and wanted to experiment. Just combine the following, stir it up and let it chill for a while before eating. And, if you really like HOT salsa, add another …

Route 66 – Albuquerque

Route 66 Albuquerque Petroglyph National Monument Petroglyph National Monument is a must if one is anywhere near Albuquerque, New Mexico. First, though, we stopped in the city at Cummins Rocky Mountain for engine and generator oil changes. Electrical hookups for overnight is available, and we had time for shopping during the service …

Belton Lake Texas

Belton Lake near Temple, Texas, is a nice place to stop after escaping Dallas in a southbound direction on Highway 35. While there are several Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds to choose from, but only two are open year round, Live Oak and Cedar Ridge. In the late fall and …

Veggie Sammie!

When one buys a fresh loaf of whole grain sourdough, one must then build a Dagwood-esque veggie sandwich, this one complete with homegrown sprouts and homemade hummus, pintos, and pickled veggie sticks. I finished it off with a tiny squirt of our favorite mustard, but the pickled veggies packed plenty …

Feast on the Fly

Salad and snacks, this is what happens when the cook is hot and hungry! This mobile feast includes the following: From top to bottom on the snack tray are flaked salmon mixed with a healthy squirt of Koops Arizona Heat mustard, olives for Stu, paprika-sprinkled hummus, sliced jalapeños, sliced Whole Foods …

Favorite Finds for Pets

Collected here in the form of Amazon links are the things I found helpful when traveling with pets. Formerly a field trial participant, the crates were my first buy, and the rest followed the more I traveled. I no longer travel with pets, but I love it when I’m lucky …

Hot Maria!

No vodka, no problem. Make a Hot Maria instead! Tequila, hot & spicy V8, lime and chili powder rim. Oh, and a little cracked pepper over the top. So good! The V8 isn’t really spicy – just very tasty! They also have a low sodium option. The regular is 50 …