Tuesday * September 2nd 2014

Saturday Market, Museum Critique, Pie Success

The Saturday Market is always enjoyable…

Big Sunflower

Hello Happy Face!  :-)

Another Saturday in Las Cruces brought a visit to the Farmers and Crafts Market.  Sadly, Roxanne and I missed the delicious grape tomatoes that vendors sell from Deming.  They were sold out!  :-(

Kettle Corn

Yum – Kettle Corn!

We decided to “lick our wounds” with individual bags of kettle corn – Roxanne/plain, Me/red chile!  :-)

Ladybugs...

Aren’t these little ladybug girls cute?  

We visited a couple museums for some “culture”…

Branagin Cultural Center

Branigan Cultural Center

The Branigan Cultural Center is a small but well laid out museum.  There is a permanent exhibit called “Las Cruces:  Crossroads of History.”  There were also two temporary exhibits entitled, “Peru is Beautiful” (Photography) and “Coffee:  The World in a Cup.”  There is a story hour for children every Saturday, and afterwards each child receives a free copy of the book read.

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum was a different story.  I had been there several times before as a teacher with children on a field trip, and alone to photograph.  Previously, I’ve only paid admission to tour the inside museum building, not the windmill and the other “rusty” stuff.  There was a sign for wine tasting, and the lady there was quick to say “she couldn’t do it,” and the person who could was in the back room counting money.  (She never appeared.)  The woman at the information desk was busy with a mirror putting  on lipstick.  Needless to say, Roxanne and I got a “bad vibe” and left.  Apparently the museum is not in the “people business.”  Furious

My, my – I MUST have pie!

Pie Success!

New Mexican Apple Pie

Since it was too hot to work outside on my RV, I decided to do a re-do of the New Mexican Apple Pie with green chile and pinon nuts and a vegan pastry crust.  I made sure that the coconut oil was solid this time, and worked in the ice water little by little.  Score!  Big Smile

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting!  Cool

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6 Replies to Desert Diva to “Saturday Market, Museum Critique, Pie Success”

  1. I didn’t know the kids all got copies. That’s neat! What group subsidizes that?
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  2. Gaelyn says:

    That pie is picture perfect. Like the kids reading idea. Drives me crazy when people with service related jobs don’t give good service.
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    • Desert Diva UNITED STATES says:

      The pie was delicious (if I don’t say so myself). I have to admit I was surprised at the “less than stellar” reception at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum…

  3. Sandie UNITED STATES says:

    I really don’t understand why people treat potential customers so rudely. There is just absolutely no excuse for that. Guess you guys need to get up earlier so you can get those tomatoes before they’re gone. But you sure made up for it with that pie. Not sure I could handle that green chili though. My mouth is such a wuss.

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