- Local luthier dies - rest in peace Lorenzo Pimentel, maker of magnificent guitars and beautiful music.
- The Daily Beast chronicles the…
Added by Barelas Babe on December 28, 2010 at 6:00am —
I have this odd habit of remembering the first time I encounter new words. More than meet-ups with new faces and new places, the circumstances surrounding my new word encounters are inscribed on my brain’s memory card.
Take this word:… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on December 27, 2010 at 1:00pm —
- Habari gani? Today's Kwanzaa principle is…
Added by Barelas Babe on December 27, 2010 at 5:00am —
I pulled out my pressure cooker last night. The weather has been getting colder and I was in the mood for one of my favorite dishes, Barelas Babe's Turkish Bean Soup
Twice in the past seven days the topic of pressure cookers has come up in my conversations. A friend recently mentioned a… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on November 15, 2010 at 11:00am —
2 cups of dried cannellini beans
(white kidney beans)– soaked overnight*
3 Tablespoons of olive oil
2 large onions (chopped)
3 cloves of garlic
3 stalks of celery (diced)
2 Roma tomatoes (finely chopped)
5 cups of water
¼ to ½ teaspoon of NM red chile powder
5 cups of water (or vegetable stock)
juice of half a… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on November 15, 2010 at 10:00am —
- Union lawsuit against city dismissed.
- Lobo women take on the Fighting Irish today. GO LOBOS!
Added by Barelas Babe on November 12, 2010 at 5:00am —
Added by Barelas Babe on November 11, 2010 at 5:00am —
- Pumpkin toss! Smashing
crime criminals in the Duke City.
- DADT - immigration style. Brought to you by APS.
- Bat caves are…
Added by Barelas Babe on November 10, 2010 at 5:00am —
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Added by Barelas Babe on November 8, 2010 at 5:00am —
‘Tis the season of stunning fall foliage, calacas y calaveras, and incredible waste. I’m talking about the dead forest deposited in my mailbox daily. Campaign leaflets, postcards on cardstock, glossy 8 x 12 flyers and everything in between.
Last Friday, we received ten pieces of campaign mail, so I decided to take note of who got what in my household. We’ve got two last names and 3 voters; two males (one older, one younger) and moi in the… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on November 1, 2010 at 10:30am —
If you are a woman over 40 or if you love a woman over 40, you should know this: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
. Monthly breast self exams
and regularly scheduled mammograms are the best way to detect… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on October 18, 2010 at 2:00pm —
I have a confession to make. When I travel abroad and people ask me where I am from, I don’t tell them Albuquerque. I don’t even tell them New Mexico. I tell them…wait for it ... Santa Fe. (Go ahead and start throwing rotten tomatoes
– I deserve it).
Why on earth… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on October 4, 2010 at 10:30am —
Writers get it. Whether it is a blank piece of paper in a typewriter (remember those?), a flashing yellow cursor on a black screen, or thin blue lines on a piece of notebook paper, the feeling of writer’s block is terrifying. I’ve lived through all of the variations of writing I’ve described above and suffered for it.
And even now, when I'm staring at a… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on September 20, 2010 at 10:30am —
Added by Barelas Babe on September 17, 2010 at 6:30am —
- It's not what you know, it's who you know."
- Downtown police shooting yesterday = number eleven. Just an outlier year for APD?
- No good deed goes…
Added by Barelas Babe on September 15, 2010 at 6:30am —
- Most double-dippers working for the city of Albuquerque are…
Added by Barelas Babe on September 14, 2010 at 6:30am —
I could never imagine making a car payment of $500/month, but I could easily imagine making art payments of that amount. This was my first thought when I learned about the Collectors Club
at Albuquerque’s Tamarind Institute. Since I don’t have the disposable income at the moment, the point is moot. But someday, when the kids are educated and out of the house, I just might give… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on September 13, 2010 at 10:00am —
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I have a Depression era pressed-glass serving plate that belonged to my great-grandmother. Circling the edge of the plate are these words, "It is pleasant to labor for those we love". Almost a decade after Nana Amy passed away, her great-grandchildren had the opportunity to select a keepsake or two. I chose this plate because I appreciated this irony of these words juxtaposed against a… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on September 6, 2010 at 4:00pm —