In the kitchen

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 …

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 …

Smelling the wine

You've all heard them: wine descriptions that sound so pretentious, so preposterous that you can't help but think, "Is this person for real? Does this person actually think their wine smells like …

Cooking up family favorites on the girll

All families have their own cherished meals. For some, a steaming pot of chicken posole with green chile brings back memories of warm family gatherings. For others, a savory multi-layered casserole …

Take care with greens

If you've been following the news for the past two months, you are probably aware that the U.S. is in the midst of an outbreak of an especially dangerous form …

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 …
Home & Garden

Bison Star Naturals: In harmony with nature

Bison Star Naturals has been making their fragrant and sustainable products since 2013 in Taos. The company's beautiful soaps in the shapes of shells, hearts and buffalos are available …

Taking care of your trees in drought conditions

It is essential to care for your trees, especially under the harsh conditions that Taos is currently weathering. Trees provide habitat for wildlife, help support other plants, cool the environment …
Wonderful world of native plants

The wonders of pine cones and the trees that produce them

On June 20, the Taos Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico welcomes Renee Galeanno-Popp, founder of Project Pine Cone, as the speaker at our monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in the boardroom of …
Health & fitness

Ouch! Treating bites

We may be on top of the food chain, but many smaller creatures can still petrify us. Along with cookouts and river floats, summertime also offers more bites and itching. This …
Health and Fitness

Sweat lodge offers path to physical, spiritual healing

A sweat lodge ceremony is a sacred way to heal the body and soul. The sweat lodge is a long tradition for both the Native people in this nation and in Mexico as well. Like other methods …
Tips to Grow Younger

Sugar's link to depression

Last month I talked about sugar and your pineal gland. This month it's sugar and depression. Many doctors agree that the most damaging thing we can eat is sugar. It is a major cause of inflammation …
Great outdoors

Spiral galaxy M 104 small but bright in May sky

Is this a UFO or a colorful, fuzzy sombrero? It's neither!This is M 104, the Sombrero Galaxy, located in the constellation Virgo The Maiden. It's a rather unusual …

Know before you go – wilderness tips for day trips, overnight trips

A trek in the wilderness of national forests is not simply a walk in the woods. It can be dangerous, even deadly, for the unprepared. National Forest officials urge the public to be prepared and …

Visitors could benefit from an acclimatization hike

Summer flatlander visitors accustomed to striding along paths at low altitudes should plan on an acclimatization hike or two before they take their first mountain …
Travel

From 'Taos to Tomorrow' – Part 2: On The Road

By the time we hit the road to leave Taos and head to Florida, we had lived full time in The Red Chile Pepper at Taos RV Campground for 12 days.

From 'Taos to Tomorrow' – Chapter 1: Leaving

Our journey from "somewhere special to who-knows-where special" began in unexpected ways--as might be expected.When we made the painful decision …

Herb of the Month: Yerba del Buey

English: Gumweed, Spanish: Yerba del Buey. Yerba del Buey is in bloom throughout August in Northern New Mexico and …
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