In the kitchen

The season for giving: Cookbooks

There's an old saying, which I loosely adapt here: Make someone a meal, and you've fed them for a day. Teach someone to cook, and they'll dine well for a lifetime. Give someone a cookbook, and you …

Fayne Lutz: "The Traditional Taos Table"

The long-awaited cookbook from Taos food editor Fayne Lutz is finally available, online. M. Elwell Romancito has been working on the collection since the two women first came up with the plan of …
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 …
Home & Garden

Identifying the birds in your backyard can be a challenge

This fall has been a terrific time for watching backyard birds. Not only are we seeing a large number of birds, but the variety has been wonderful. In the fall we normally see more jays, juncos, …

Get your dirt working with microbes

"If we are to achieve long-term stability in our agricultural systems, it may be advantageous for us to start emulating the composting actives of nature and our ancestors," said David C. Johnson, the creator of a new way to compost.
Wonderful world of plants

Thistles - prickly weed or precious resource?

Botanist Robert Sivinski is the author of the "New Mexico Thistle Identification Guide," created on behalf of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico and released in 2016.
Health & fitness

A birthday often prompts the question ‘How old are you?’

Ah, November. It’s the month when winter (usually) gets serious, delighting skiers and little kids. It’s the time to put the thick, groovy grab-the-road tires on my car and it’s …
Health and Fitness

The ‘common sense stuff’ of depression

Talk therapy, counseling and medication are among the most common ways of treating depression. Yet those treatments are just some of the ways to work with body, mind and spirit.

Zia Energetics – living in connection

Each person has their own unique composition and particular nutritional needs. Connecting to ourselves and to nature can help us find a way to health, said Johanna Boudreau of Zia Energetics in …
Great outdoors

Getting to know Sagittarius

We’ve just entered the season of Sagittarius, the bow-hunting centaur! When people talk about astrology and say, “Oh, I’m a Sagittarius,” they are usually talking about the …

Ghost Ranch: Kitchen Mesa

Glowing red and burnt orange cliffs rise high above the valley at Ghost Ranch. These shining stones define the basin called the Piedra Lumbre. In this dramatic landscape, Ghost Ranch hosts retreats …

Pot Creek: Best kept secret archeological site in Taos

How about giving your holiday guests a sneak preview of Taos' least-known archeological site while it's still closed for revitalization?
Travel

On the road with ‘Nomadland’

Nearly nine million Americans in the 65-and-older age demographic were still working in 2016 — up 60 percent from a decade prior. In “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First …

Epazote: stinky but useful

Epazote (eh-pah-ZOE-teh). Dysphania ambrosioides. American wormseed. Epazote grows wild in the United States as well as Mexico. The Mexican name derives from the Aztec (Nahuatl) word epazotl meaning skunk.
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 …
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