Recipes for the Month

   Aztec Pork Chops

   Salmon with  Pesto

   Roasted Butternut          Squash Risotto


With every order from our spice company, you will receive a free sample of chipotle powder—the lusty, smoky flavor of the Aztecs. Once you try it, you will be wanting to use it for a table condiment.  Remember to tell us you are a Bytes member when you order to get the sample.


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New Years Special on Quick and Easy Book--half price or $12.50 plus only $5.00 shipping…only $17.50 instead of $33.00 ($23.00 for the book, $10.00 shipping.)


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February 2010

Message From Jane 

Can you believe it? One month is already gone. February is always a month of great ups and downs—the ups of Valentines Day, the big football game—Super Bowl—if you are into it, winter sports and a three day weekend…President’s Day Weekend. The downs are one more month of cold, galoshes, heavy coats and outer garments and slogging around in ice, snow and mess for another month.

Being a life-long romanticist as well as a lover of sports and the out of doors—there is plenty to be happy about in February. I always think cooking up a delicious and beautiful meal and setting a gorgeous table makes for a great time and is definitely a mood lifter.

You know, speaking about setting a table reminds me of how many times, people who are so well versed in manners, impeccably dressed and well spoken do not know how to set a table. I don’t want to hurt any feelings here—just share what is the Gold Standard of table setting.

Always set all items for the setting, 1 inch from the edge of the table. Starting from the right—place the spoon, next the knife with the cutting edge toward the plate, a space for the plate then the dinner fork and salad fork. If a dessert is being served, the utensil can go across the top of the plate or if a spoon is required, a second spoon is added. If a dessert fork is needed, it would go to the inside of the dinner fork, closest to the plate. Voila, there you have it.

I always enjoy a fine dinner for romance at home. It is definitely more relaxing than braving the huge rush of the Valentine’s Day crowds. Since Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, you can spend as long as you wish preparing the meal or if you would rather prepare it quickly—I am giving you a couple of favorite entrees—one for pork, another for salmon and a favorite vegetarian risotto.   (continued)



By popular demand, our pure hot and mild chiles are on sale for all of February at 20% off!  Did you know that the popular grocery store chili powders have on average 40% salt.  Order our chiles and other products now.  We will soon have a special website for Pecos Valley Spice, but for now it is under products at and check on the specials, news and fun to know tips we are going to be adding constantly.

Check out our terrific Super Bowl Party kit for everything for a fun, fun game watching day or many delicious dinners—even if you don’t watch football!  Place my order NOW!

2010 ClCalendarass Schedule

Click above link to see which weekend class fits best with your schedule. They are a ton of fun—so much so that we have several who have come back three and four times. Get in on the fun and schedule your class today!


Our Very Special Northern New Mexico Tour Early Bird Special

You will definitely have the time of your life with other fun, foodie friends.  We are taking you to only the very best restaurants, hotels, B & B' and wineries.  Register now in February and you will receive a $300 Early Bird discount per registration. 

You will watch some of our very best chef's demonstrating their secret touches and I will lead you all in a full participation class of Northern New Mexico specialties. You can make your reservation on-line or by calling me.  The full itinerary is on our website.