In the kitchen
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Sweeten your summer: the joys of homemade ice cream

The tradition of ice cream socials dates back to the 1800s. They were held at family or church gatherings, usually on summer weekends.My husband, Gary James, remembers attending … more

Hot summer, cold soups

When the hot weather settles in, especially during the day, I find it more difficult to be motivated to cook. more

When-in-doubt kinds of wine

I was talking to some people the other day about wine pairing, and told them, "When in doubt, you can rarely go wrong with sauvignon blanc or pinot noir." more

An applesauce bonanza

Sometimes called June apples, Lodi apples or Transparents, those little green apples are everywhere. more

Don't let go of the egg-o

Eggs, happily foraged for and eaten throughout human history, started disappearing from Americans' breakfast tables in the late 1970s when researchers examining the impact of … more

Go spicy with fried chicken and gravy, Taos-style

In Taos, the tradition is to ask, when serving chile: red, green or Christmas? Now that summer is here, it's an outstanding time to enjoy one of everyone's favorite dishes: … more

Enjoy a little summer bubbly

I've said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again: sparkling wine isn't only for celebrations. You don't need to save it for New Year's Eve or weddings. It's perfectly acceptable--and enjoyable--to … more

Doc Martin's named one of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2018

Doc Martin's Restaurant in Taos earned a spot on Wine Enthusiast magazine's list of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2018 released in mid-June. The list is the who's who among top places to enjoy … more

Microbes in fermented foods an ancient health boost

By Pat West-Barker"Sooner or later," novelist Stephen King writes in "The Colorado Kid," "everything old is new again."While King didn't have the kitchen in mind when he turned that phrase, the … more

Simple summer appetizer ideas

Summer is almost here, and the weather is gorgeous. We enjoy the chance to spend many tranquil evenings on the porch or patio with friends and family. Plus there are holidays … more
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