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In the kitchen
ShutterstockSweet Potatoes with marshmallows
In the Kitchen

Can you dish it? Creative recipes from Taos students

Five Taos students share their creative recipes for side dishes, breads, and cakes.
ShutterstockVineyards in La Geria Lanzarote, Canary islands.
Wine column

World-class wines from the Canary Islands now available in Taos

The Canary Islands, a Spanish territory, is an off-the-beaten path wine region today, but it has a rich history of viticulture, even meriting a mention in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"...
In the Kitchen

Recipes for easy-to-prepare gifts from your kitchen

It's not too late to make a few simple, last-minute gifts from the kitchen. Packaged prettily in fancy glass jars or decorative bowls, tied with ribbons and topped with a tiny …
Home & Garden
The energy lab at the Energy Smart Academy at Santa Fe Community College where students learn to conduct energy ratings and weatherize homes.
Home and garden

Creating a warm and energy-efficient home on a tight budget

November has already brought colder temperatures. A warm and comfortable house can make the coming winter a cozy and pleasant experience. But for those with …
Courtesy photo Sarah Nelson A male evening grosbeak pays Northern New Mexico a visit recently.
Home and garden

Grosbeaks: Here one day, gone the next

Evening grosbeaks are stunning, stocky birds and you'll know it if you see one in your backyard. They aren't loyal backyard visitors though. Evening grosbeaks are an …
Photo by Al SchneiderTamarisk, aka salt cedar, Tamarix chinensis. Several species were introduced hundreds of years ago and proved to be invaders that clog waterways and crowd out native plant species.
Wonderful world of native plants

Apply for a Native Plant Society grant; enrich your environment

The subject is money. Relax, it's not about yours but about the grants awarded by the Native Plant Society of New Mexico from the Jack and Martha Carter Conservation Fund. Thanks to generous donations …
Health & fitness
ShutterstockKeep emergency supplies on hand in your vehicle and in your home.
Health and Fitness

Are you prepared to stay safe and sound in an emergency?

Staying healthy and fit means being prepared when there's a natural or man-made disaster.Last weekend's snowstorm was a reminder to stay prepared for …
Health and Fitness

How can you manage diabetes, addiction and pain without drugs?

Caring for the whole person is the mission of Taos Whole Health Integrative Care. The healthcare practice was founded in April 2017 to help identify and correct …
Column

How old am I?

On Nov. 18, I will celebrate 82 years on earth. Is my body slowing down? Sure. I don't run up and down the stairs as fast as I used to, but I'm very agile and healthy and I don't have any chronic …
Great outdoors
Cindy BrownThe Slide Trail dips down to the Río Pueblo and eventually ends at the Río Grande.
Great outdoors

Winter hiking: Snow, silence and solitude

With the recent snow, many of the trails at higher elevations are covered in a deep layer of white powder. It is still possible to hike year-round both in the deep snow …
Great Outdoors

Woodcutting 101 – Do's and don'ts for wood collecting

Snow is on the ground, the cold has set in and November is almost done. But if your woodpile isn’t quite big enough to get you through the winter — or show off your woodcutting chops …
Courtesy photoThe new high-speed Lift 1 is a quad chair that elevates its passengers up the mountain in a brisk five minutes, cutting the chair ride's duration almost in half.
Snowsports

Fly to the top of Al's Run

"We think this may be the only lift in the country where directly out of the base area, you can access greens, blue, blacks and double-blacks."
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