Good Eats Review: The Curious Kumquat

Good Eats Review: The Curious Kumquat

I don’t like gourmet cooking or ‘this’ cooking or ‘that’ cooking. I like good cooking. ~ James Beard

QUESTION: What kind of person drives two or even four hours from home just to eat dinner?

ANSWER: A hungry one who likes really good cooking. And from Las Cruces and Albuquerque, respectively, two and four hours is how long it takes to drive to the Curious Kumquat in Silver City, New Mexico.

The city was once a center for silver mining as its name suggests. Young William McCarty, who would later gain fame as “Billy the Kid” also called it home.

Now Silver City is a regional mecca for adventurous travelers seeking something new in food and art and The Curious Kumquat is the place to find them both.

What has made the ‘Quat, as locals affectionately call it, a serious foodie favorite? More mochi . . .

Cypress and Another Awesome New Mexican Sunset

Cypress and Another Awesome New Mexican Sunset

The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color — oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples…  ~ Anna Godbersen

Cypress Under a Flaming New Mexico Sky by Amber Reynolds

Cypress Under a Flaming New Mexico Sky

Shout-out of appreciation to Mochi reader, Amber Reynolds, for today’s photo ~ Cypress Under a Flaming New Mexico Sky.

The tall slim tree known as the Mediterranean or Italian Cypress thrives in severe environments like the high desert of southern New Mexico.

You do remember where you’ve seen these trees before, don’t you? More mochi . . .

San Augustin Pass, NM, in Winter

San Augustin Pass, NM, in Winter

Thank goodness for the first snow. ~ Candace Bushnell

It’s mid-winter in Las Cruces and you wake to the sound of an engine starting. The neighbor kiddos are laughing, a car door slams, then pulls off.  You manage to roll over towards the window, part the blinds for a peek ~ and jump out of bed.

There’s snow on the ground!

And within minutes, you, too, mug of hot coffee in hand, are heading east on the Interstate 70 to play More mochi . . .

Two “New” Blogs for NM & Beyond

Two “New” Blogs for NM & Beyond

A distraction doesn’t pull you away from your primary goal, but it reveals your true desires. ~ Anon

You want to do it all. Or rather all the bits that matter to you most.

But you’re failing.

The signs of being overwhelmed have been impossible to ignore.

Like . . . More mochi . . .

Midsummer Time Out to Retool and Walk Barefoot in White Sands

Midsummer Time Out to Retool and Walk Barefoot in White Sands

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. ~ Albert Einstein

Happy Friday!

It’s late afternoon and I’ve been thinking about the future of Mochi in the Desert.

The way the sands seem to be drifting, the time has come to make some changes. More mochi . . .