In the kitchen
In The Kitchen

Chef Martinez helms the kitchen at De la Tierra

Cristina Martinez felt the pull of the kitchen early on. The new executive chef at El MonteSagrado Resort & Spa has been cooking for about 17 years. "My mom used to cook for many church groups and I started helping her when I was very young," …

Remembrance of pizza past

As someone who grew up in Chicago, I thought I knew something about pizza. For a long time, in fact, I thought it was invented there. And why not? We have every kind: deep-dish, stuffed, thin crust, wood fired. Much to my surprise, though, there …

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 …
Home & Garden
Wonderful World of Native Plants

Datura makes excellent companion plant

Guest speakerGeorge Miller, president of the Albuquerque chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, will be the guest speaker for our monthly meeting on May 17 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom of Kit Carson …
Herbs

Yerba del manzo: A versatile healing herb

Yerba del manzo is a plant that grows throughout the Southwestern United States in swampy areas. This is an amazing medicinal herb with many properties. First of all, it is an astringent; …
Sidetrack

Hunting for wild asparagus

Spring and early summer are a fine time to go wildcrafting in Northern New Mexico, the fine art and science of gathering nature's bounty in their natural habitat. It means knowing where and in which seasons to find certain herbs and edible plants. …
Health & fitness

Outside hosts fourth Bike and Brew

Cycling enthusiasts and beer aficionados come together in the City Different for the fourth annual Outside Bike and Brew Festival, which will occur today through Sunday (May 18-21). The weekend …

Run for your life

While the Taos Valley weather can’t make up its mind what to do next, budding runners shouldn’t let that stop them from getting out on the trail and prepping for some great upcoming …

Series explores indigenous herbalism, healing

Healers and herbalists from a dozen tribes will be conducting a series of workshops at the Shakti Spirit Sanctuary in Arroyo Seco over the next three months.  Each workshop is on a Sunday and …
Great outdoors

Hiker overcomes disease to tackle the Pacific Crest Trail

After enduring a dozen abdominal surgeries to treat a chronic disease, David Blanco decided to battle his way back to health and tackle a long-held dream - hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. Blanco, a former teacher based out of Washington …

Young, gay and spreading the national parks gospel in the U.S.

By the time Mikah Meyer's Ford van crossed the Gorge Bridge in Taos -- a span of concrete and steel standing more than 500 feet above the Río Grande -- the 31-year-old singer had already seen vast …
Sidetrail

Let someone know before you go

Mountaineer Aron Ralston learned some rules of outdoor adventuring the hard way.Ralston was exploring a remote Utah canyon when a boulder pinned his arm. No one knew where he was or when he expected to return. Trapped for five days, out of water and …
Travel

Alternative approaches to animal health

In recent years, people have begun to explore new avenues of staying healthy and addressing chronic health problems. Some of the new approaches are actually a return to older traditions that …
Tree talk

Trees and water in Taos

One look around our surrounding landscape will affirm that trees play an important role in the Taos community. They are enduring symbols in our culture and create the ecological context for many of our lives and identities, yet truth be …

Kinlock Brown builds beautiful in Taos

The luminous light of the Southwest, along with the mountains and mesa vistas that surround us, make Taos a beautiful place to live. Bringing the light and views in and using local material, such as adobe, create a distinctive look to the homes here …
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