Thursday, July 22, 2010

A small hiatus

I'm Stacey Rider, your Four Points Foodie.  I've been quiet on the blog front as we were on vacation!  It's been a long time since we took some time off and we really had a wonderful time in New Mexico.

 View from our back deck in Ruidoso, NM.

My family rents a home in Ruidoso each year and that's where our journey began, with cooler temperatures, nature, family and no stress.  We saw bear!  We took turns cooking and I made my signature dish Fettuccine with Italian Sausage and Leeks to rave reviews. Took the kids to a small trout farm where they could fish for dinner and we ended up with 17 little fillets.

A Black Bear (though brown in color) walking in our backyard.

Emma with one of the trout she caught.

Trey and I escaped on our own and headed to the northwest of New Mexico on the San Juan River where I fly fished for the very first time.  Loved staying at Soaring Eagle Lodge and our fishing guide, Jeremy Nolan, was incredible.  In fact, our second day of fishing was amazing as we hooked a double and Trey found his honey hole - named Trey's Rock now.   You can check out his web site at

My first Rainbow Trout on the San Juan.

Double trouble on the San Juan, thanks to Jeremy.

But it's back home and back to cooking and creating... which I did!  I have a HUGE announcement coming which will involve a demo/tasting of a new dessert and I will be in a bit of a spotlight!  More details soon!


Vertical Gardener said...

Looks like y'all had a great time! "Cooler temperatures" -- sounds like a welcome break from the heat/humidity onslaught we've had here in Houston.

Unknown said...

Welcome back. I wondered where you'd been! We going to see recipes on how to cook trout? :)

Jean said...

Welcome back from what looks like a wonderful vacation. Looking forward to your upcoming posts. :-)