Some Delicious Reasons We’re Excited For Changing Seasons
It’s been a great summer here in Santa Fe. I’m lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places in the country - New Mexico, the land of enchantment. Our summer is full of sunny days, incredible sunsets and epic thunderstorms during monsoon season. Often it seems like we have a massive heat wave right before the seasons start to shift.
Over the last couple weeks there were a few days that were so hot, I started to really look forward to the cooler weather we’ll probably get to experience in the next few weeks. One of the best things about the changing seasons is the comforting foods that come with cooler weather.
My all-time favorite fall and winter time food is bone broth. It’s so nourishing, soothing and versatile. Not to mention, easy to make. Simply add some bones to a large pot with water and your favorite seasonings and simmer for 6-8 hours. I like to add herbs like rosemary and oregano and something with a kick like green chile powder or sriracha.
Dried mushrooms are another great addition to add earthy flavor and extra nutritional power. Since bone broth is best enjoyed warm, it’s something I generally don’t go for during the warmer seasons. Enjoy a cup in the morning or before bed. It’s incredibly useful for cooking and adds a depth of flavor, rich texture and potent nourishment to any meal.
wild boar osso buco, bison, beef or elk, you’ll love the taste and tenderness.
These horizontal cuts of the leg shank have bone in the middle (osso buco is French for “bone in the hole”) with rich marrow inside. The bone creates a thick broth and then when eating you can scoop out the marrow and spread onto some crusty bread for one of the most delicious and satisfying treats known to man.
pasture raised bison or beef makes the perfect main course. Toss some veggies in the pot to cook along with the meat for added flavor and color.
In the coming months, we’ll celebrate the holiday season with all the delicious foods we love to experience each year. Turkey for Thanksgiving, prime rib for Christmas, and all of the other favorites that are steeped in tradition and family memories.
Our bison tomahawk ribeye primal (prime rib) has become a favorite with customers for the winter holidays and we receive lots of preorders each year, so make sure to reserve yours in advance if you’d like to serve this show stopping meal. Bison tomahawk ribeye primals are also an excellent way to save money on individual steaks. This is also the perfect occasion to splurge on some impressive Wagyu beef cuts. The marbling, tenderness and amazing flavor will make it a meal to remember.
lamb shoulder. It’s made with hominy, or large corn kernels that become delightfully chewy and make for a hearty, delicious meal.
New Mexico red chiles give this stew the spicy kick that the southwest is known for. Pozole has a long and colorful history dating all the way back to the Aztecs. If you’ve never tried it, look no further than the recipe on our website for an authentic experience regardless of your geographic location.
nourishing meals shared with loved ones. When the temperatures drop and a chill sets into the air, we’re more inclined to stay indoors and get cozy around the dinner table. Sharing foods with people we love is what creates memories and bonds that last a lifetime.
Humans have spent quality time together in this way for thousands of years. Fall is soon approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about warm meals enjoyed by the fire. After all, it’s the simple things in life that really bring us the most joy. Whether it’s wild boar osso buco to bison prime rib or anything in between, we’ve got the cuts you desire for the changing seasons.