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  •  I will cross my fingers for your daughter. (1+ / 0-)
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    Sandia is huge, so she will probably not be directly involved with nuclear anything. It really doesn't matter, as NM has lots of opportunities to come into contact with radiation. There are uranium mines. There is the Trinity Site. Down near Carlsbad is the WIPP site. Most people have some kind of allergy to the environment. A man I worked with attributed it to desert plants. He failed to make the connection between the plants and the contaminated dirt they grow from. None of that negates the fact that that very dirt grows some damn good chile. I'm in Las Cruces, just 35 miles from Hatch, the Chile Capital of the World (or so they say). IMHO, the best Mexican food in NM is in Las Cruces. Most, if not all, of our Mexican restaurants are mom and pop, so it's just like eating in Mama's kitchen. I don't prepare my own chile. But I always have someone else's green and red chile in the house. For green chile, try this. The brand is "Hatch," but the label doesn't indicate that it's from Hatch. I get the diced, and use it in eggs or guacamole. A pretty good substitute for fresh. I buy red chile frozen, in liquid form, already spiced and ready for red enchiladas. Come on down!

    •  One of the advantages of living in Texas (1+ / 0-)
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      (Yes, there ARE some) is that my local grocery stores carry canned Hatch, and one grocery chain brings in fresh green every fall,  plus they will roast it for you!  I just made a batch of green chile stew last week, it was delicious if I do say so myself.

      I've never been to Cruces, but it sounds great!  NM has always had a special place in my heart.......

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