In the kitchen

Antonio’s: The Taste of Mexico serves up an experience true to its name

Every Mexican dish has a story to tell, and after five restaurant locations and more than 30 years in a business that often trades cultural traditions for culinary trends, chef Antonio Matus remains …

Discovering Alsace wines

To the east, the Rhine River. To the west, the Vosges Mountains. Alsace is at once a curious hybrid of French and German influences — having belonged to both at various times in history — and a …

The rocky road to delicious deviled eggs

In the next few weeks, many of us will have more eggs than we know how to eat. After a steady diet of hard-boiled eggs, egg salad and sliced eggs in salads, I know I always look forward to making …
Home & Garden
Home and Garden

Wonderful World of Native Plants – Easter flowers

At this time of spring and renewal, it seems appropriate to consider Easter flowers. Pasqueflowers, or flowers of peace, lend their loveliness to the Easter season around the world. Some 33 species …
Home and Garden

Adventures in growing

After getting some warm weather, Taos gardeners are ready to start planting. However, those who have been here for a while know that there are more freezing nighttime temperatures to come and it is …

Finding your inner compost guru

What does a compost bin look like, anyway? What about a worm-compost bin? In the nearly 25 years I have been teaching people how to compost, I have seen as many ways to compost as ways to eat …
Health & fitness

Side Trail

Here's another sure sign of spring: Gyms are packed as everyone tries to get into shorts shape.But getting into shape doesn't mean having to sweat it out at the gym.Simply getting out and walking is one of the most effective and gentle means of …
Health

Change on the inside and let the outside stuff happen

It’s humbling to watch my audience expand to include people struggling with stress and the blues in addition to those who want to grow younger. I really believe these mind/body/spirit habits can …

From kitchen to road

“Chefs Cycle” is an endurance event intended to raise funds for No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit organization that works to end childhood hunger in America. Taos-based chef Wilks Medley will join …
Great outdoors

Spring hiking: Puye Cliff Dwellings

By Cindy Brown It is a place of vast silence today, but the pueblos and cliff dwellings at Puye were once home to 2,500 Tewa-speaking people. The ancestors of the Santa Clara Pueblo lived here …

Long road to recovery

The mud stuck and turned black beneath head ranger Wayne Vigil’s cowboy boots as he strode up the steep, quarter-mile trail to Nambé Falls. The narrow path was composed of the same clay-like …

Fishing for the ‘former glory’

Parts of the Red River were, for a long time, essentially dead. In this century, however, citizens, bureaucrats and business owners have teamed up with nonprofits and government agencies to coax the river back to a more natural state.
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Home and Garden

Herbs: Yerba de la negrita

By Rob Hawley For The Taos News In Northern New Mexico, this plant has bright little orange flowers that look like hollyhock flowers and is sometimes mistaken for a small poppy. Yerba de la …
Tree Talk

Honoring an elder

We are all aware of the ancient cottonwood tree leaning conspicuously to the south on Taos Plaza. It is not intensely large, nor particularly balanced or attractive, yet it is a well-loved member of …

Gearing up for emergencies Preparing an emergency kit for the car

Your bags are packed. The kids are loaded in the car. You’re all ready for that magnificent road trip you’ve dreamed about. But what about an emergency kit? Sure, it’s spring and there’s …
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