In the kitchen
ShutterstockCanned peaches help preserve the taste of summer in jars for months.

Pickle fruit to preserve taste of summer

Stone fruits are coming into season in Northern New Mexico -- and the spring rains should deliver abundant summer crops of apricots, peaches, nectarines and …
ShutterstockUna antigua manera de preservar el sabor del verano, hacer conservas de fruta en salmuera --en especial de melocotones-- es muy popular en el sur de los Estados Unidos, donde brilla en la mesa navideña.

Frutas en conserva para preservar el sabor del verano

Ya llega la estación de las frutas con semilla al norte de Nuevo México --y las lluvias de primavera …
ShutterstockThis rosé in a can is a 'perfectly pleasant sipper, with a soft, creamy texture and flavors of apricot and orange zest, a little flint and a little fresh bread.'

Rosé in a can? Meet the underdogs of the pale pink class

I was standing in the wine shop this afternoon, completely at a loss as to what to write this month's article about. Of course, I'll never run out of ideas--there are as many topics as there are …
Home & Garden
Courtesy photoThe cost of a restucco job typically ranges from $4.50 to $6 per square foot, but there are all kinds of variables. Among them is the condition of the old material, the ease of access and erection of scaffolding.

What's your stucco situation?

The skin of a house - the roof and the stucco on the walls - holds early …
A ramada at a house that will be on the annual Los Jardineros Garden Club of Taos home and garden tour scheduled Saturday (Aug. 3). The club, which raises money to help nonprofits with landscaping projects, is celebrating its 70th anniversary of beautifying Taos.

Los Jardineros Taos Garden and Home Tour: inspiration for landscaped beauty

Los Jardineros Garden Club of Taos is celebrating its 70th anniversary of beautifying Taos by holding it's annual Garden and Home Tour on Saturday (Aug. 3). The tour is …
Jan Martenson/Courtesy photoThe musk, or nodding, thistle is a noxious weed that is spreading and can be confused with the native thistle. One difference between the two is the phyllaries of the musk thistle are broad and spiky with no filaments.

How noxious weeds impact native flora

What is a weed anyway? To many it's simply a plant growing where you don't want it, whether it's native or "exotic," originating outside of North America. But one class of weeds is …
Health & fitness
I have a mouth-watering, easy way to get a ton of nutrition from this summer harvest and help you grow younger: make green smoothies.
Growing Younger

Drink your greens for youthfulness

Summertime and the livin' is easy. We don't have to worry about slipping and sliding on the ice and can enjoy getting caught in a rain shower. Just raise your face to the sky, stick out your tongue, …
Courtesy photoX-ray of Jamie Ash's broken ankle. She was an experienced hiker who was injured in the backcountry north of Taos.

Tips for surviving an injury in the high country

Jamie Ash was high up on the Deer Creek Trail in the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness on a recent Mayday. She had hiked alone from the trailhead at the Columbine Campground …

Learn to heal with traditional methods

Taos school offers summer courses taught by native healers of different cultures, backgounds
Great outdoors
Gary Zientara/Mount Sangre ObservatoryNGC 6604, GUM 84 and GUM 85 - located about 6,000 light years away in the constellation Serpens Cauda. Image taken between 10:20 p.m. July 3 and 1:20 a.m. July 4, 2019 MDT at Mount Sangre Observatory near Angel Fire. It consists of 42 stacked images totaling 2 hours, 23 minutes in blue, visual, red, infrared, hydrogen alpha and oxygen III light.

Galaxy watch

The image shown here is of two emission nebulae in the constellation Serpens Cauda (The Serpent's Tail). The larger one, which …
A local favorite is Bug Me Not Spray and Lotion made at Taos Herb. It is made with a blend of essential oils that is reportedly effective for both no-see-ums and mosquitoes. Staff members at Taos Herb say that they sold 400 bottles of the formula in June - twice the volume as last year.

What's bugging us this summer?

Everywhere you go this summer in Taos, people are talking about bug bites. Whether you are working outside, gardening, farming, fishing, camping or hiking, this has been a …
Amanda Powell/Courtesy photo Combining camping and glamorous amenities, glamping is a growing trend in the United States and all over the world.

Glamping lets you touch nature and history in comfort

If you love to explore remote areas in nature but don't care for sleeping on the ground or otherwise roughing it, glamping may be for you.
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