In the kitchen
Albariño flourishes in the northwestern quadrant of the Iberian Peninsula, particularly in the Spanish region of Galicia and northern Portugal. Highly aromatic, a glass of albariño often smells of orange blossom and the sea.
Wine column

Albariño – a white wine fit for winter too

It’s cold out; why drink cold wine? But whether the dish you’re serving doesn’t lend itself to red, or it’s all you have in the house, there is still a place for white wine, even in the depths of winter.
Boeuf bourguignon sounds intimidating, but it is basically beef stew. What makes it special is the addition of red wine, bacon or salt pork, mushrooms and pearl onions.
In the Kitchen

Recipe: Classic Boeuf Bourguignon

During the winter, I am especially excited about an excuse to dig into one of the world’s most delicious winter classics.
Lablabi soup is one of the many recipes that make for a good breakfast.
In the Kitchen

Warm up with soup for breakfast

That’s right — soup! And there’s no better time to take a new look at your morning ritual than at the start of a new year.
Home & Garden
Photo courtesy Sarah NelsonAn American crow in the Santa Fe area.

The crow might be the perfect new year bird

The American crow is a common and recognizable year-round bird in the Santa Fe area. This all-black bird with a black bill, legs and feet can have a purple sheen sometimes in direct sunlight. They …
Martin Serna carries the Christmas tree selected by Sheldon and Roxie Sweeney to their car Sunday (Dec. 9). Roxie and Sheldon decided to celebrate their first Christmas as a married couple by purchasing a real tree for the first time. The Serna family offer Corkbark, White and Douglas Fur Christmas trees at their lot at the intersection of Paseo Del Pueblo Sur and Herdner Road.
Home & Garden

Christmas tree traditions: looking to the past and the future

In addition to lighting the dark nights, decorating the Christmas tree is central to holiday celebrations here. Longtime Taoseños remember going by buggy or pickup truck with their families to cut a Christmas tree in the mountains.
BOTTOMRunner-up: Western monkshood with bee by John Denne
Wonderful World of Native Plants

'Snap That Plant' contest produces winning photos

Back in the summer, you may have read in this column about the statewide native plant photo contest, "Snap That Plant!" sponsored by the Native Plant Society of New Mexico.The results …
Health & fitness
Morgan TimmsPat Short completes poses Wednesday (Nov. 28) during a class at Taos Yoga Therapy. Yoga students say that their practice has helped sustain them through stress and life changes.

Taos Yoga Therapy: tools to recharge and enjoy life

Those who attend classes at Taos Yoga Therapy say that their practice has helped sustain them through stress and life changes.

You Are Magnificent

It’s time to give your brain a new job. Instead of being your biggest critic (which we often are), be your biggest cheerleader. It will change your life.

A few yoga tips for beginners

Here are a few thoughts on how to begin your practice.
Great outdoors
Asia Flores, 11, of Taos, grimaces as she sleds down U.S. Hill on Saturday (Dec. 29) in Vadito.

Photo Gallery: Families head to the hills after recent Taos County snowfall

After a succession of snowstorms blanketed Taos County and much of New Mexico, dozens headed to U.S. Hill and Sipapu Ski Resort over the weekend to make the most of the snowfall. 
Courtesy photoAmadea Gallegos, 12, and her 91-year-old great grandfather Clyde Jacquez during a Nov. 24 hunt.
Great Outdoors

The best Northern New Mexico hunts of 2018

Hunting and sharing the harvest is a tradition that runs deep in Northern New Mexico.
Gary ZeintaraComet 46P Wirtanen as seen from a telescope in Angel Fire.
Great Outdoors

A comet brightens the holiday sky over Northern New Mexico

Comet Wirtanen may be one of those rare comets visible to the naked eye.
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