Monday, April 14, 2014

Blue Corn Pancakes de Chimayó

We were thrilled when we received our first New Mexico Magazine in the mail this week – oh, the little things...  Much to our delight, one of our favorite restaurants is featured this month – Rancho de Chimayó.

The restaurant - Rancho de Chimayo' in rural New Mexico 
Rancho de Chimayó is located in the small rural town of  Chimayó - about 30 minutes north of Santa Fe, New Mexico nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  The restaurant, a culinary landmark and beloved site for both locals and tourists, is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. 

Blue corn pancakes from the restaurant's new cookbook
The article highlights a Blue Corn Pancake recipe which is from the restaurant’s new cookbook.

The blue corn gives these pancakes gorgeous color

I am a very lucky cowgirl because my cowboy made these pancakes for me for breakfast on Sunday morning. 

The blue cornmeal provides such wonderful flavor and a nutty texture.  I probably will never go back to traditional pancakes after these.   You can view the article and recipe here

I have great memories of my Dad making the family pancakes on the weekends.  We are going to have to make this recipe for him sometime - he will love them.
The Santuario de Chimayo'
In addition to having a wonderful restaurant, the village of Chimayó is home to the Santuario de Chimayó, an adobe church built in 1816. 
Many believe that the church is a site of miraculous healings.  Perhaps so as it is one of the most spiritual places that I have ever been.  It's also a must-visit place each time we are in New Mexico.  
A small river and cross sculptures at the Santuario
I love how a simple pancake breakfast brings such wonderful memories of one of our favorite places - the little village of Chimayó.
Have a wonderful week and a very Happy Easter!

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