In the kitchen

Antonio’s: The Taste of Mexico serves up an experience true to its name

Every Mexican dish has a story to tell, and after five restaurant locations and more than 30 years in a business that often trades cultural traditions for culinary trends, chef Antonio Matus remains …

Discovering Alsace wines

To the east, the Rhine River. To the west, the Vosges Mountains. Alsace is at once a curious hybrid of French and German influences — having belonged to both at various times in history — and a …

The rocky road to delicious deviled eggs

In the next few weeks, many of us will have more eggs than we know how to eat. After a steady diet of hard-boiled eggs, egg salad and sliced eggs in salads, I know I always look forward to making …
Home & Garden
Tree Talk

Honoring an elder

We are all aware of the ancient cottonwood tree leaning conspicuously to the south on Taos Plaza. It is not intensely large, nor particularly balanced or attractive, yet it is a well-loved member of …

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, …
Health & fitness

From kitchen to road

“Chefs Cycle” is an endurance event intended to raise funds for No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit organization that works to end childhood hunger in America. Taos-based chef Wilks Medley will join …

Late winter hiking: Wild Rivers in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument

With warmers days and spring approaching, the hunt is on to find nearby trails that are not too muddy or too snowy to traverse.  You might consider the Wild Rivers Recreation Area near Questa …

Tips for a lifestyle of wellness: Do better, be better and feel better

The human body is of immaculate design. The miracles of its functions are amazing. We should recognize that in its beautiful system, the human body was not intended to break down in the middle of …
Great outdoors

Spring hiking: Puye Cliff Dwellings

By Cindy Brown It is a place of vast silence today, but the pueblos and cliff dwellings at Puye were once home to 2,500 Tewa-speaking people. The ancestors of the Santa Clara Pueblo lived here …

Long road to recovery

The mud stuck and turned black beneath head ranger Wayne Vigil’s cowboy boots as he strode up the steep, quarter-mile trail to Nambé Falls. The narrow path was composed of the same clay-like …

Fishing for the ‘former glory’

Parts of the Red River were, for a long time, essentially dead. In this century, however, citizens, bureaucrats and business owners have teamed up with nonprofits and government agencies to coax the river back to a more natural state.
Travel

Gearing up for emergencies Preparing an emergency kit for the car

Your bags are packed. The kids are loaded in the car. You’re all ready for that magnificent road trip you’ve dreamed about. But what about an emergency kit? Sure, it’s spring and there’s …

Sand dunes, stupas and UFOS

The Taos News took a lazy Saturday in March for a powerhouse road trip to check out some of the high notes of the San Luis Valley just north of the New Mexico border.
Melting Pot

‘Leftovers surprise’

Recently, as I often do, I made breakfast using the leftovers of the evening before in an egg scramble.  The only thing was that the leftovers were a bit unusual to include in an egg dish. …
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