Following the personal and professional path of Naomi Andrade Smith has always been as intriguing as it is inspiring (read this Pacific Northwest Magazine cover story to find out the many reasons why):
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Those of us who loved her tamales (and other great eats) at the original Villa Victoria in Madrona, and more recently at her short-lived shop in Columbia City, may be wondering what Naomi’s up to these days. The answer can be found on her Villa Victoria Blog, where she shares stories (and recipes!), including this one, explaining exactly what to do with “leftover” chilies de arbol.