In the kitchen
Drink Deep

Try a rosé with Thanksgiving dinner

It's not surprising that rosé is associated with summer. But before you turn your back on rosé this fall and winter, consider this: pink wine is made from red grapes.
Sidedish

Seasoning from the inside out

Most chefs would agree that the secret to a more tender, moist and flavorful turkey is a four-letter word: SALT -- not the salt you shake on at the table, …
In the Kitchen

Moveable Feast airs Taos, Santa Fe episodes on KNME-TV

Taos cuisine is going national on the fifth season of Moveable Feast, when host Curtis Stone visits with Taos Pueblo farmer Christopher Lujan and takes a tour of Matt Romero Farms. KNME-TV/ NM PBS …
In the kitchen

Fall phyllo strudel

People often ask me, "What's your favorite food to cook?" To tell the truth, I am really hard-pressed to answer that question, because so many dishes come to mind. But as far as ingredients go, I …
In the Kitchen

Preparing the perfect turkey

The real centerpiece of most Thanksgiving dinners is the turkey. While some people might wish for a different entree, for the majority, the holiday would simply not be Thanksgiving without a turkey.

Experiencing food sovereignty at Taos Pueblo

What is food sovereignty and why is it important to the community of Taos Pueblo?These are the central questions at the heart of the upcoming "Red Willow …

Taos Food Center holds autumn festival

The Taos County Economic Development Corporation is hosting its annual fall festival at the Taos Food Center Sunday (Oct. 8) from 2-5 p.m.The center is located at the TCEDC Business Park, 1021 …

Tricks of the soup and stew trade

As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, soups and stews - largely on hold during the summer months - make their way back into the minds, hearts and …

Ampelography: A family reunion of grapes

A grape is a grape, and a vine is a vine. Right? Not really. There is a variety of species of grapevines, only a fraction of which are used to produce wine, and really only one of which is used to …

It's open season for the 'perfect pumpkin'

Before we get started with this story, think with me for a second – what is your favorite memory about pumpkins?
Home & Garden

Just when you thought allergy season was over...

If you've been struck by a fit of late season sneezes and red-eyes á la allergy attack, you aren't alone. Turns out plants put out pollen in every season. To find out what is putting out pollen …
Tree Talk

Tree pruning: A learned craft

In 1997, I attended a class from a third-generation arborist, Tim Johnson. The topic of the lecture was “Pruning for the Life of the Tree.” I learned that proper pruning is an essential tree care practice we can undertake as tree stewards. You should prune a tree only when necessary. The tree will let you know if pruning is needed.

Growing inside throughout the year

If all the plants in your outdoor garden were frozen during the last cold spell and you are already craving the taste of fresh herbs and vegetables, there are ways to …
Health & fitness
Health

Don't take chances, get your flu shot now to protect health

The flu is nothing to sneeze at, especially if you're an older adult.Anywhere from 140,000 to 710,000 Americans are projected to land in the hospital this year as a result of the flu and …

Treating the whole person at Taos Health Primary and Integrative Care

When a person experiences an ongoing and complex illness, they may struggle to find solutions to improving their health.

The importance of feeling in affirmations

I’ve always had the experience that feeling affirmations – rather than just thinking them – is what gives them power. That’s why I was particularly excited when I read Gregg …
Great outdoors

Take a hike: Peñasco Blanco Trail at Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon in the northwest portion of New Mexico holds the remains of an ancient civilization that flourished between about A.D. 850 and 1250. Many Hopi, Zuni and Pueblo people trace their ancestry back to Chaco and consider it to be a sacred place. Today, it is a national historic park and the ruins of the massive stone buildings are protected for the future.

Getting to know Scorpio

There are many versions of the mythology of Scorpio (Scorpius), but it could not be more relevant in today's world. Get to know the sky's fiercest zodiac sign.

Getting to know Libra

Light and dark, warm and cold, this and that. Now is the season of Libra, the constellation of "the scales" and the balance they can represent. In the 12-sign zodiac - the band of sky …
Travel

Taoseños discover their own wellness at The Body Shop

The Body Shop is a new venue for Taoseños to find their way to wellness with classes that are both fast-paced and motivational, cost-conscious and holistically supportive.

A familiar prickly plant

Lengua de vaca - or hound's-tongue - is one of those plants almost everyone is familiar with, even if they don't think they are.
Wonderful World of Native Plants

Trees are also native plants; forest ecologist to speak in Taos

Do you find that you are sometimes unable to see the forest for the trees? At the Oct. 18 meeting of the local chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, Toby Gass will present "Spruce-fir: Another Kind of Forest."
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