What’s green and makes the world go around? If you answered “money,” you must be from New York City. Ha ha! Just kidding – but I gotta tell you that around these here parts, locals automatically perk up and shout with pride: New Mexico Green Chile!

Go up and down the streets of Taos right now, and you will see several roasting stations, especially in front of grocery stores. I eagerly bought my huge, steaming bag of locally-grown deliciousness from Mante’s Chow Cart. Oh how delightful to open that bag and smell those hot, steaming, freshly roasted, meaty chiles! Big fat ones! Every fall, I lay them on a table, cool the darlings down and divide them into freezer bags to last the entire year. Mmmmm…..