Food on the Hill: Lobster Stuffed Potatoes

“Food on the Hill” by Sue York

This week’s recipe:

Lobster Stuffed Potatoes

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound fresh lobster meat (or imitation)
  • (you can also use turkey, shrimp, crab or chicken)
  • 1/2 cup dry wine
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cup Jarlsberg cheese, grated
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • salt & pepper
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
Lightly coat potatoes in olive oil and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Cool potatoes until they can be handled. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out


Beer Pairing at Los Alamos Co-op

Community members turn out for Thursday’s Beer Dinner at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market at 95 Entrada Dr. Courtesy/LACM

CO-OP News:

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market began bringing local brewers to Los Alamos with their first Beer Dinner in October of last year.

The Co-op’s third Beer Dinner was held last Thursday and featured Second Street Brewery. The food focused on local and organic ingredients, which are all available at the Co-op.


The menu was designed and prepared by the Second Street Brewmaster, Rod Tweet, and the Second Street head chef, Jason Gleichman.



New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate Y Más

Courtesy MIFA


An exploration of the dawn of world cuisine as we know and consume it today is set to open Dec. 9 at the Museum of International Folk Art with New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate Y Más.

New World Cuisine explores how foods around the world developed from mixing the old and the new, and how many of the tastiest dishes and desserts came to be associated with New Mexico.

High resolution media images may be downloaded from the Museum of New Mexico Media Center here.

The mixing of peoples and foods—the fusion of cultures and traditions referred to as mestizaje—began


Stock Up for Winter at Thursday’s Farmers Market

LAFM News:

The weather is turning colder and there are a limited number of market days left for this season.

Stock up for the winter at the Los Alamos Farmers Market  running 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

FInd plenty of Roasted Green Chile / Peppers / Carrots / Red Chile / Sage and Corn Decorations / Salad Greens / Squash / Garlic / Onions / Beets / Chard / Broccoli / Potatoes of every color / Winter Squashes / Salad Greens / Tomatoes / Jams / Cucumbers / Cider / Lamb / Goat Cheeses / Cow’s Milk and Butter / Breads / Pizzas / Sticky Buns / Cookies / Cauliflower


Rancho de San Juan Closing

Courtesy photo

Staff report

This morning the Los Alamos Daily Post received word that Rancho de San Juan Resort and Restaurant on the road to the Ojo Caliente Hot Springs, is closing its doors Oct. 12.

Letter informing of the closure:

To: Our close and good friends,

We would really like to tell you this news in person, but as we are all in different places it makes that impossible ( thus the e-mail).

We have recently had to make a very hard decision and have decided to retire from the inn and restaurant business. As you may or may not know, the last five years have been an extremely stressful time for us both,


Food on the Hill: Smoked Vegetables and Pasta

“Food on the Hill” by Sue York
This week’s recipe:
Smoked Vegetables and Pasta
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
This is a very powerful dish with a lot of smoky taste, but it is still low calorie dish. It can be eaten warm or at room temperature. I use a charcoal grill and smoking chips that have been soaked in water for about ½ hour.
Veggies for smoking
Pasta noodles for 4 servings
1 ½ tablespoons butter
1 ½ tablespoons flour
1 ½ cups low salt chicken broth
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
Cut all of your vegetables for the


Tickets Going Fast for Friday’s ‘Autumn in Provence’

Los Alamos Kiwanis Club First Vice President Karen Kendall at the podium during Monday’s County Council meeting invites the community to attend “Autumn in Provence” at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave. The event includes a five-course gourmet meal paired with French wines. A few tickets remain and may be obtained by calling 412-3793 or 412-9054. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Kiwanis educational programs for local youth. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com   


Craig Martin Experience to Play at Kiwanis ‘Autumn in Provence’ Wine Dinner


The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting its first wine dinner fundraiser.

The event is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave.

“Autumn in Provence” is the theme for the wine dinner.

Included in the elegant event is a five-course gourmet meal, which will feature paired french wines selected by Dixie Girl co-owner Jake Smith to uniquely match each course.

Jazz music will be provided by the Craig Martin Experience (CME). Craig Martin said “CME will be swingin’ and groovin’, plus we’ll be featuring the jazz


Cupcakes Coming Soon to Ruby K’s Menu

From left, Ruby K’s owner Ruby Alexander with bakers Katherine Johnson and Beth Bowman. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

Ruby K’s Bagel Café has been a part of Beth Bowman’s routine for the past seven years. Every Wednesday, after working out with friends, they all go to Ruby K’s for bagels.

She has recently joined the staff as a baker.

Bowman, along with Katherine Johnson (another Ruby K’s employee), is test baking to come up with a new line of cupcakes. 

Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

They initially plan to introduce several basic flavors.

“The flavors will evolve,” Bowman