In the kitchen

Experiencing food sovereignty at Taos Pueblo

What is food sovereignty and why is it important to the community of Taos Pueblo?These are the central questions at the heart of the upcoming "Red Willow …

Tricks of the soup and stew trade

As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, soups and stews - largely on hold during the summer months - make their way back into the minds, hearts and …

Ampelography: A family reunion of grapes

A grape is a grape, and a vine is a vine. Right? Not really. There is a variety of species of grapevines, only a fraction of which are used to produce wine, and really only one of which is used to …

It's open season for the 'perfect pumpkin'

Before we get started with this story, think with me for a second – what is your favorite memory about pumpkins?

Soups for autumn

Now that summer is over, I can feel myself shifting gears, at least as far as food goes. With the changing seasons come cooler temperatures.
Cuisine

Check out 'Sabor: A Taste of Taos'

Sabor, a Taste of Taos, sponsored by the Taos County Chamber of Commerce, is designed to bring the community and visitors together for an event celebrating the flavors from kitchens in Northern New Mexico.

Farm-to-table cooking: Taking advantage of farmers market bounty

The bracing air of a cool Saturday morning greets me as I venture to the historic Taos Plaza to visit the myriad of vendors as they set up their wares for Taos Farmers Market.
Drink Deep

It's all good Greek to her, but thumbs-down on the retsina

I didn't always love Greek wine. My first encounters with it were decidedly unpleasant - and I wasn't even drinking retsina (more on that later). The wines were overly acidic and tannic - and somehow reminiscent of wet dog.

Sandor Katz's 'People's Republic of Fermentation'

"People's Republic of Fermentation" is an eight-part YouTube series with an up-close-and-personal look at fermentation in one corner of the most populous country in the world.

A wine snob gives boxed vino a try and (kind of) likes it

It will not surprise you to know that I am a wine snob. I can't help it. It just goes with the territory. But being a snob does not mean that I am not willing to expand my horizons from time to time and try something about which I may have …
Home & Garden
Tree Talk

Tree pruning: A learned craft

In 1997, I attended a class from a third-generation arborist, Tim Johnson. The topic of the lecture was “Pruning for the Life of the Tree.” I learned that proper pruning is an essential tree care practice we can undertake as tree stewards. You should prune a tree only when necessary. The tree will let you know if pruning is needed.

Taos Tree Board an asset for our trees and community

As the Taos Tree Board enters its third year, new members were recommended and approved by the mayor and the town council on Aug. 22.

Adobe horno history complex, layered

The adobe architecture of Taos is what gives the area its visual charm. Imagine Taos without the Pueblo, the church in Ranchos and the Plaza - where would the enchantment be?
Health & fitness

Tao: The art of living with clarity

"Tao fundamentally assumes that an inner cultivation of character can lead to an outer resonance. ... When confronted with the mysteries of the universe and the adversities of life, those who follow Tao think first to secure their own inner characters.

Stay alert for sidetracks

I really am a fan of affirmations: those powerful statements about something we desire. The most important thing they do, in my opinion, is move our attention from the negative to the positive.

An Ojo Sarco meditation center offers free retreats to women veterans with PTSD

Active service in the United States military brings unique benefits and challenges. But the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledges that a major challenge is increasingly evident after …
Great outdoors

Getting to know Libra

Light and dark, warm and cold, this and that. Now is the season of Libra, the constellation of "the scales" and the balance they can represent. In the 12-sign zodiac - the band of sky …

Smoke jumpers build bridge across Río Santa Barbara, save taxpayers money

Hikers can now cross a wilderness river with dry feet because brain surgeon Jim Schmidt drove all the way from Portland, Oregon, and with six other …

Fall hike: Trek to Horseshoe Lake offers gold aspens, waterfalls, wildlife

Horseshoe Lake sits just beyond the fringe of the forest and right below the windswept ridge that leads to Wheeler Peak. It is a shimmering blue-green lake, surrounded by high alpine tundra and ancient bristlecone pines.
Travel

Katharine at Lake Katherine

On a sunny July morning in Santa Fe, as I stuffed dehydrated foods into my pack, I heard my dad ask from across my parents' kitchen: "How many weeks you …

Poaceae grasses of New Mexico traditionally used for medicine, food

Every semester, John Ubelaker, a professor, guides a group of students from the main Dallas campus of Southern Methodist University through a botany project at SMU-in Taos at Fort Burgwin.

Native bees: In the wilds of Taos, scientific discoveries abound

The scope of what isn't known to science about native bees is far vaster than what is. Over the next several years, one scientist is slowly but surely collecting, pinning, labeling and identifying the little critters in the first major survey of native bees in Northern New Mexico.
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