In the kitchen

Barley wine: Beer or wine?

Wine is wine, and beer is beer, and never the two shall meet. Right? Not so fast. While there are certainly distinctions between the two, there's more overlap than …

Onion Cookbook by former Santa Feans

All food begins with onions. Well, most food, anyway. Almost every savory dish in the world begins with a base of some kind of allium, a genus that includes onions, …
In the Kitchen

One-pot meals to make you swoon

Simplicity has become my daily calling card.

Eating 'clean'

'Clean eating,' a food craze that gained momentum and popularity in 2017...

Limpieza con productos 'verdes'

¿Quieres estar más saludable y reducir el estrés en tu vida?Mantener el hogar limpio y organizado ayuda a deshacerse de …

Herb of the month: Chamiso

Is it chamiso or chamisa?

A clean start for the New Year

Want to be healthier and reduce stress in your life? Keeping your home clean and organized helps get rid of germs that can make you and your family sick.

Sherry, cocktails or wine -- an apertif is always fine

First, I decided to write about aperitifs. Then I realized I really didn't know what an aperitif was.

Taos business offers up loads of seasonings, flavored oils

There's something of the apothecary about Taos Spice Merchants. Shelves of hand-labeled jars line the walls with powders and seeds and liquids of every color.

Food tip: shop smart, waste not

In a 2013 report the London-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers estimated that between one-third and one-half of all food produced worldwide is wasted every year …
Home & Garden

Taoseños talk tips for raising backyard chickens

I first became aware that many people in Taos raise chickens when my new neighbors broughttheir birds over from their previous house. They built the chicken pen up against our shared fence, which …
Taos Herb

Nettles, Stinging Nettles

Ortegilla (Spanish). Family: Urticaceae. Genus/species: Urtica dioica.

Getting to know our wintertime bird friends

This winter is bringing a wide variety of birds to Santa Fe backyards. Here are a few common questions I've been hearing lately.Question: What is the large bird …
Health & fitness
Tips to Grow Younger

Ancient secret for growing younger

Fourteen years ago when I happened onto the Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation in a book by Peter Kelder, I knew instinctively these exercises would help me grow younger, and they have.Known as The Five …

Veterans' outreach group hits the TSV slopes

As part of its 5th Annual veterans' appreciation week, Taos nonprofit Not Forgotten Outreach held a special ski week for...
Tips To Grow Younger

Set goals the right way

Are you starting the new year with this type of resolution/affirmation? "In 2018. I'm going to...
Great outdoors

The power of powder

A weekend of clear skies -- no, a whole season free of storms, clouds and snow -- finally gave way to winter Saturday night (Jan. 20). By the time folks in Northern New Mexico woke up on Sunday, the …

Getting to Know Aquarius

Let's put aside 1960s musicals for the time being but still celebrate the short, monthlong "age of Aquarius" that started last weekend. To all the folks …

Hiking in Taos: Dogs on the trails

Watching your dog run happily through the woods can be one of life's great pleasures. However, your freedom and that of your dog has to be balanced with various rules …
Travel

Run for it!

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to run your first half-marathon, a nice challenge at 13.1 miles, your choices for races abound this spring in New Mexico.

Changing your life: beyond New Year's resolutions

Your success in making a major change in your life depends on the reasonableness of your goal and how ready you are to change...
Wonderful World of Native Plants

Resolving 'plant blindness' at the time of light

Plant blindness is the inability to see or notice the plants in one's own environment, leading to the inability to recognize the importance of plants in the biosphere and in human affairs.
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