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We were invited to the unveiling of the Duke City Pedaler, which started its tours on March 13th. You and your group of up to 14 people can arrange a tour and pedal your way around Albuquerque to restaurants, pubs... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at View from the Innside
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You have an extra-long weekend to make Valentine's Day really memorable this year! Stay at the Bottger Mansion Bed & Breakfast for one night or more--check availability here. Here are some extras to wow that special someone: Add our Lovers'... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at View from the Innside
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This recipe was in the most recent issue of Edible Santa Fe * Albuquerque * Taos magazine. I adapted it just a bit from the original recipe contributed by the New Mexico Pie Company, located in Albuquerque. Great pies, nice... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at View from the Innside
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The first American Quilt Society contest and show in Albuquerque will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center January 14-17, 2014. "The artistic momentum is building as AQS heads for its first QuiltWeek in Albuquerque. You’ll see enticing quilts in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at View from the Innside
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Pattin Auction has an antiques auction about every two weeks in Albuquerque, and we've gotten some nice pieces for the B&B there. They also hold a huge antiques auction on New Year's Day every year, bringing in several large truck... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at View from the Innside
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You're American if you ask what flavor. We've been setting a Christmas cracker by each guest's plate on Christmas morning for about 11 years. Several years ago I bought a bunch at an after-Christmas sale, so I had enough to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at View from the Innside
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Christmas crowns are mandatory inside Christmas crackers, but since this isn't an American tradition, where do you find the crowns? Make your own! Supplies: crown template, gold wrapping paper, tape, scissors, pins. This is a good use for gold wrapping... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at View from the Innside
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We love Maple-Orange Mashed Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving--or any time! This year I created Sweet Potato Pancakes with the leftover sweet potatoes and topped it with Orange Syrup. Extraordinary! You can have these with regular maple syrup, but the orange... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at View from the Innside
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Have you registered your American Express card yet for Small Business Saturday? Shop in small businesses that accept American Express on Saturday, November 29, 2014, and receive up to $30 back. You can support three of your favorite small businesses--if... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at View from the Innside
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For the first time, the Bottger Mansion of Old Town Bed & Breakfast is offering a "Christmas in Old Town" package to our overnight guests including Christmas dinner, since the restaurants in Old Town are closed on Christmas Day. Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at View from the Innside
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This recipe for Breakfast Strata with Spinach and Gruyere is a lot like lasagna--lots of parts that then get put together and baked--but it is SO worth it! The aroma as it's baking is divine, and it's fabulous for a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at View from the Innside
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September is a great time for a bike tour in New Mexico. Here are three for this month with ride descriptions. For more details and registration, go directly to their websites. September 14, 2014--Tour of the Rio Grande Valley TORGV... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at View from the Innside
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Use fresh peaches now in season in a delightful Peach Melba Fruit Cup. Click here for a printer-friendly pdf version. Peach Melba fruit cup Bottger Mansion of Old Town Bed & Breakfast Albuquerque, New Mexico ripe peaches, peeled and cut... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at View from the Innside
Be bold! Be brave! Do something different from your usual oatmeal-raisin cookies. Try making lemon-blueberry oatmeal cookies--you'll never look at oatmeal cookies the same again. Click here for a printer-friendly pdf page. Lemon-Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies Bottger Mansion of Old Town... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at View from the Innside
Each of the 19 pueblos in New Mexico has a patron saint and, with the exception of Zuni Pueblo, has a feast day in honor of the saint. Here are some of the feast days in August and September. Attending... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at View from the Innside
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Strawberry ice creams usually taste about the same. Not this one! Just the simple steps of simmering the lemon zest with the cream and adding lemon juice to the custard make a world of difference, taking the ice cream from... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at View from the Innside
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Albuquerque has a special free program that tries to control the population of stray cats. They will provide humane traps, you catch them and take them in, the cats are neutered, then they will return them to the area where... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Pondering the world
Restaurant Week in Albuquerque is February 28-March 2, 2014. Now is your chance to try a new restaurant or go back to a favorite one. Of the 12 restaurants participating this year, three have special fixed price menus for lunch,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at View from the Innside
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You can have the best Valentine's Day ever this year! Instead of just giving a card, flowers and chocolates, choose one or more of these great ideas for Valentine's Day: 1. Seasons Restaurant is having a special Prix Fixe dinner... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at View from the Innside
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Feb 9, 2014
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This is an extra-special dessert to make for your Valentine. It's a bit like making lasagna--several parts made separately that all come together at the end. The recipe looks long and complex, but read all the way through for tips,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at View from the Innside
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I love pizza as much as the next person. Maybe more. But others make much better pizza than I do, so I'll go out for pizza on National Pizza Pie Day, February 9th. We have three favorite pizza places nearby--Golden... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2014 at View from the Innside
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I've always wondered why we don't have more Mardi Gras events in Albuquerque. It falls on March 4th in 2014. Even a Google search didn't turn up much this year. The only thing I found was "Carnaval 2014" at the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Pondering the world
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Make small heart-shaped molds for no money at all for Floating Heart Ritz or any heart-shaped food. I used 4-ounce green chile cans, which are about 1 1/2 inches deep. Using a can opener, cut out both the tops and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at View from the Innside
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A couple of years ago I attended Pattin Auction and bought this really great "Campus Compass" map of the University of New Mexico (UNM) from 1939. I'm sorry you can't see more of the detail, because it's really amazing. What... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at View from the Innside