In the kitchen

Don't let go of the egg-o

Eggs, happily foraged for and eaten throughout human history, started disappearing from Americans' breakfast tables in the late 1970s when researchers examining the impact of …
Recipes

Go spicy with fried chicken and gravy, Taos-style

In Taos, the tradition is to ask, when serving chile: red, green or Christmas? Now that summer is here, it's an outstanding time to enjoy one of everyone's favorite dishes: …
Wine Column

Enjoy a little summer bubbly

I've said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again: sparkling wine isn't only for celebrations. You don't need to save it for New Year's Eve or weddings. It's perfectly acceptable--and enjoyable--to …

Doc Martin's named one of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2018

Doc Martin's Restaurant in Taos earned a spot on Wine Enthusiast magazine's list of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2018 released in mid-June. The list is the who's who among top places to enjoy …

Microbes in fermented foods an ancient health boost

By Pat West-Barker"Sooner or later," novelist Stephen King writes in "The Colorado Kid," "everything old is new again."While King didn't have the kitchen in mind when he turned that phrase, the …

Simple summer appetizer ideas

Summer is almost here, and the weather is gorgeous. We enjoy the chance to spend many tranquil evenings on the porch or patio with friends and family. Plus there are holidays …

Smelling the wine

You've all heard them: wine descriptions that sound so pretentious, so preposterous that you can't help but think, "Is this person for real? Does this person actually think their wine smells like …

Cooking up family favorites on the girll

All families have their own cherished meals. For some, a steaming pot of chicken posole with green chile brings back memories of warm family gatherings. For others, a savory multi-layered casserole …

Take care with greens

If you've been following the news for the past two months, you are probably aware that the U.S. is in the midst of an outbreak of an especially dangerous form …

Cook once, dine twice

While the winter in Taos has been a lot like spring this year, now spring is actually here.
Home & Garden

Fechin Gardens: peace and tranquility in the town of Taos

Hidden behind the stately former home of artist Nicholai Fechin a beautiful new garden waits to be discovered. Water bubbles over a small boulder into a …
Taos Herb

Herb of the Month: Arnica

Arnica is one of the best-known medicinal herbs in the Western world with species growing in the Americas and Europe.
Wonderful world of native plants

Snap that plant for photo contest

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico has announced its first statewide native plant photo contest, "Snap That Plant!" The competition opened July 1 and will close Sept. 30.Do you enjoy taking …
Health & fitness

Native Roots courses explore ancient health knowledge

Centuries ago, before the advent of modern medicine, people healed themselves. This summer, Native Roots in Taos wants to share those techniques with you.This summer, Native Roots is …

Vigilance needed to protect our elders

Adult seniors--mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends-- are as vulnerable to abuse and neglect as children. "It's everyone's responsibility to report suspected cases of adult …
Tips to Grow Younger

I have the Alzheimer's gene

Recent research shows that your mind is the primary determining factor, not your genes, in how long you'll live and how healthy you'll be."Studies show that one of the most accurate predictors of …
Great outdoors
Local hike

Carson National Forest removes Devisadero Peak stone chairs

Longtime fans of the Devisadero Peak trail in the Carson National Forest noticed something missing in mid-May: several chairs built of stone. The iconic chairs, which had been there for …
Local mountain biking

South Boundary Trail signs keep fat tires on the right track

It sounds like so little, but the recent work by a sign crew will relieve Río Fernando Fire Chief Russ Driskell's need to rescue so many lost bicyclists.

Carson NF closed: Where can you go?

“Noooooooooo!” That collective cry of dismay could be heard across Taos County as Carson National Forest announced it was closing to public access Wednesday (June 27), leaving only the …
Travel
Tree Talk

Fire blight bacterium affects fruit trees

With the ongoing exceptional dry conditions persisting, our trees are stressed and stress invites pests.This month's article will focus on fruit trees. Keep in mind the record-breaking climatic …
Local hike

Lobo Peak Loop makes great summer hiking

Editor's note: The Carson National Forest has closed all districts in the forest except the Jicarilla Ranger District to public entry and use Wednesday (June 27) until weather conditions change.

Free program helps families deal with cancer

Cancer doesn't only affect the person with the disease. It impacts the cancer patient's entire family and circle of friends.Cancer Services of New Mexico's Fall 2018 Family Cancer Retreat will be …
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