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Drink Deep: Visit to Galicia results in discovery of delicious wines

I don’t usually go for wine tourism. Sure, as a wine professional, it can be fun to visit the places where the products I sell are made. But, really, going to wineries on vacation sometimes …

Melting Pot: Accommodating dietary issues to make everyone happy

Cooking for friends gives me much pleasure. Whether simple or sublime, the food for a dinner party can express friendship and affection. I love to create special menus for my guests, coordinating …

Warmed by the hearth, inspired by Taos

Julia Collier began her culinary career at a young age. She was only 12 years old when she started helping at The High Country, the Chama restaurant that her mother managed. She did everything …
Home & Garden

Tree Talk: We want your feedback on presence of Siberian elm in Taos

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila) was originally introduced to New Mexico under the name “Chinese elm” beginning in the early 1900s. Much to our confusion, the original name has more commonly …

The roots of greatness: Four tree-mendous giants hold national crown for size

More than a century ago, about the time New Mexico became a state, a Goodding black willow sapling emerged naturally — or was planted by a resident — along an earthen irrigation ditch near the center of Taos. It survived through drought, …

You can attain a certified wildlife garden habitat

The National Wildlife Federation offers a “Garden for Wildlife” program. If the criteria exist in your backyard or farm, you can get your yard certified through a simple application process and it can become an educational tool. A plaque placed …
Health & fitness

El Prado has a ‘new’ CrossFit gym

Married couple Emily Murphy-Darling and Ben Nichols have quietly opened a new CrossFit gym in El Prado. Well, it’s new in a few ways. Darling’s sister is Rachel Singer, who operated …

Summit stress one mountain at a time by inviting nature in

It’s toasty warm inside my car when I pull over on the side of the icy road and kill the engine. My dog is whimpering with excitement as she looks out at the fields of snow. She wants to run …

Apitherapy: Healing with nature

It seems that humans have always been fascinated by bees and the honey they make. “There’s honey that has been found in Egyptian tombs that is over 3,000 years old and the honey is still edible. Pure, raw honey never goes bad and has an …
Great outdoors

Lace it up and get outside: Discover the ins and outs of snowshoeing in the Taos area

The sun is out. The snow is deep. It is time to snowshoe! As the snow continues to accumulate, hiking can become more difficult. But if you have snowshoes, you can still get outside to enjoy the …

Elk: Wild, gorgeous, show-stopping creatures

The first time I got really up close and personal with an elk was in the middle of the night on State Road 522 between Costilla and El Rito. The second time I got up close and personal with an elk was 5 miles south on the very same road.

Powder puts Taos Ski Valley’s tubing park in full slide

Snow tubing has come to Taos Ski Valley. Officials have opened the Strawberry Hill Tubing Park for those who want a bit of an alternative to other snow activities. The all-ages activity is available starting Jan. 5. Officials said snow tubing …
Travel

Taos' El Monte Sagrado has a new executive chef

Cristina Martinez has joined the El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa in Taos as its new executive chef.  Martinez, a Native New Mexican, opened her own catering company at 18 years old, …

Daily practices that could reverse or prevent Alzheimer’s

As promised in my last column, here are the daily practices that I have used to reverse early Alzheimer’s. I continue to practice these action steps to keep the Alzheimer’s gene I inherited in the “off” position. To make them into habits, …

Prepare for the unknown: Find inner tranquility and outer harmony in Taos

With the beginning of the new year, we feel the need to get rid of the old and make room for the new. As we take down our holiday decorations, we may crave order and simplicity. Pearl Huang of Ru Yi Studio of Multicultural Arts says that in her …
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