Las gatitos y chiles

We do grow cats here at the ranch as well as chile, but none as small as these. (Thank goodness.)

Hope your Christmas was wonderful, and we here at the Dixie Chile Ranch are looking forward to a new year of growing chiles for your tastebuds!

I wish you un Prospero Año Nuevo!
su amigo, Diego

Dear Santa,

Hope you are doing well and have gotten rested up for your big night Monday.

I’ve been a really good chile wrangler this year, so I thought I’d mention some things I’d like to find in my stocking:

chile-flavored chewing gum
a BIG container of Mr. Tim’s hand-grown, small batch dehydrated, powdered red or green chile – mmmmm!
a new green shirt with red chiles embroidered on it – or a red shirt with green chiles embroidered on it.

Thanks, Santa!
See you soon – su amigo, Diego


Hola, amigos. Well, I asked about “chile recipes” on the net, and got about 75,900,000 results.

One interesting factoid: Did you know ‘chili’ was first offered by restaurants in the early 1800s as ‘chili con carne,’ and originated in the American Southwest? It became really popular during the 1930s.

But it’s going to take me a while to find some really good recipes, with that many to go through. In the meantime, if you have a really good recipe using green chile, or cook up a fantastic chili, please let me know. I’m always looking for more ways to cook one of my favorite foods.

Muchas gracias! Su amigo, Diego

La luz … the light

That’s my picture outlined in lights on the right side of the Dixie Chile Ranch roadside stand. Mr. Tim just put up the rest of the lights today. Muy bonita!

Christmas is coming soon …

PS – The next winter storm has been named ‘Diego.’ Caramba! I hope my namesake doesn’t bring the terrible weather they’re predicting – or at least not so much of it!