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Pizzeria Espiritu

About a week ago I went to Pizza Espiritu here in Santa Fe. Growing up it was one of my favorite places to eat because of their pesto angel hair pasta. It used to be located off of the famous Canyon Road full of art and galleries, but like most of the restaurants that have been located on the famous street they have had to relocated to a more economical location. I had a delicious meal, I ordered the Green Chile Chicken Alfredo Pasta. I highly recommend it, if you like the taste of chile and cheese together.

Green Chile Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Mi Casa

The past couple of nights my mom and I have been experimenting with different recipes. We bought wild Alaskan salmon and rubbed it with a chipotle and lime seasoning and then had my dad grill it. We put it on a small gordita tortilla and topped it with a fresh Pico de Gallo salsa, corn that we roasted with our own homemade basil butter and bought the corn from the local farmers market, and then added sliced avocado.

We also made Jicama with lime juice for flavor. For those of you who have no idea what Jicama is, its pronounced HiKaMa, and is a native root. I have always enjoyed this combination of the crisp taste of the root with the citrus of the lime. For dessert we made a piƱa colada sorbet and topped with chocolate sauce. We made the sorbet with coconut milk and pineapple juice, so that it would taste really tropical


Hotel St. Francis

This past weekend my family and I decided to try going back to Hotel St. Francis for breakfast. I used to beg my parents to take me there Sunday mornings as a kid because I thought that their breakfast burritos were TO DIE FOR. That was a long time ago, and the Hotel has really changed in many ways. The back patio used to be much larger, the interior of the hotel was very European circa 1940′s now the interior resembles something of a monastery it was quite the dramatic change for locals who knew its extensive history. I ordered what I knew was once the best item on the menu, but this time it didn’t allow the customer to choose the type of meat unless you specifically asked for something other than chorizo. The burrito was very different from the one I had a decade ago, as it should. The chile was the way I always like it hot, hot, hot, it even made my nose run a bit. Next time I’ll ask for it with bacon though.

We sat in the patio right next to their spanish fountain. The atmosphere could not have been better. One of the few smokeless mornings we have had, and downtown was very quiet…it usually has more tourists this time of year. Bad economy but great food.