In the kitchen

Cook once, dine twice

While the winter in Taos has been a lot like spring this year, now spring is actually here.

Australia's Barossa Zone produces quality, unique wines from truly old vines

Australia. A land of stunning landscapes, futuristic architecture, boomerangs and didgeridoos, poisonous critters, English criminals and…Germans?

Taos featured in April episode of 'Moveable Feast' series

An episode of "Moveable Feast" focused on Taos airs next April 12 and again May 13 on channel...

Book review: Death Comes in Through the Kitchen

When American journalist Matt Sullivan arrives in Havana in the spring of 2003, he's carrying a second-hand wedding dress, a suitcase filled with pots, pans, …

Batter breads

Batter breads are great to eat anytime, but especially in the winter, when baking them warms the kitchen as well as the soul.When my children were young, I tried to limit their intake of sweets. And …
Drink Deep

Chenin blanc: Versatile grape, varied wine

Chenin Blanc is a grape of great and varied potential.It can make wine that is very dry or very sweet, still or bubbly, impressively complex or simple. It can age beautifully in the bottle from 40 to …

Barley wine: Beer or wine?

Wine is wine, and beer is beer, and never the two shall meet. Right? Not so fast. While there are certainly distinctions between the two, there's more overlap than …

Onion Cookbook by former Santa Feans

All food begins with onions. Well, most food, anyway. Almost every savory dish in the world begins with a base of some kind of allium, a genus that includes onions, …
In the Kitchen

One-pot meals to make you swoon

Simplicity has become my daily calling card.

Eating 'clean'

'Clean eating,' a food craze that gained momentum and popularity in 2017...
Home & Garden

Upcoming agriculture events

Is your acequia looking for money to repair ditches? Worried about meeting state requirements for an audit? Check out the upcoming workshop sponsored by the New Mexico Acequia …
The Bug Man

Urge Congress to ban pesticide chlorpyrifos

One of the biggest failings of the new Environmental Protection Agency in the current administration under Secretary Scott Pruitt has been the refusal to ban the deadly pesticide, chlorpyrifos.
LIfestyles

Year-round abundance at Ted's Greenhouse

Walking into this Des Montes greenhouse is like stepping through a secret magical door into another reality where it is hot and wet and green, more jungle than desert.
Health & fitness

Pole fitness in Taos

A new fitness class in Taos has students spinning with excitement. Adding to the growing list of classes at the Taos Body Shop, owner Julia Fernandez de …
Tips to Grow Younger

Laughing at gravity

Skin sliding south? Yep, me too. That's okay - it's what gravity does. Inevitable, like death and taxes. When I was younger, I got a facelift, but at 81, it doesn't make much sense. I'm happy with who …

Curanderismo

The tradition of healing with plants and medicinal food has deep roots in the Southwest and Mexico. Today healers continue to practice these techniques using locally available plants and knowledge of …
Great outdoors

Rare birds still make appearance

We've heard many reports of evening grosbeaks in and around Santa Fe lately.These striking, stocky members of the finch family are year-round in much of New Mexico, …

Río Grande del Norte celebrates 5th anniversary

The Río Grande del Norte National Monument is turning five years old and the RGDN Coalition that helped win the federal designation is celebrating. The 242,555-acre monument was designated by …
To the Stars

The Monkey Head Nebula

Here’s a deep space object that is worthy of its name, The Monkey Head Nebula (NGC 2174). Unlike the famous Great Orion Nebula, NGC 2174 shines primarily in hydrogen alpha  light. This …
Travel

Dreaming with whales

One week after departing Taos on a solo camping trip to Baja California Sur, I felt a glimmer of knowing why I needed to travel there.I arrived in Laguna Ojo de Liebre, Parque Natural de la Ballena …

Packing light, going far

One of the tricks to travel is how to pack light, for extended trips and all kinds of weather. Outdoor adventurers know a lot about packing light. But …

Tres Piedras Ranger District: Mosaic Rock

One of the wonders of northern New Mexico is the variety of landscapes in every direction. One day you can ski or snowshoe in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the next be walking on the desert mesa …
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