In the kitchen
It's that delicious time of year, when a group of hard-core Taos bakers gather for one of the most competitive events in the region - the annual biscochito contest at Taos Herb Company.
Countdown to Turkey Day has begun. A turkey is one of the most common main courses for many holiday meals. According to the National Turkey Federation, a huge percentage of this country's population -- about 88 percent -- eat turkey for Thanksgiving. Over 52 million turkeys were consumed for Thanksgiving in 2018. Another 22 million were eaten at Christmas and 19 million for Easter. That's a lot of bird!
For some people, Thanksgiving would not be complete without at least one kind of pie -- pumpkin. While I'm very fond of pumpkin pie, sometimes I want to present something a little more decadent. So this Thanksgiving, I am serving Pumpkin Cheesecake.
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Home & Garden
Winter is coming but by late February and March there are just times you need a little pop of color to brighten your day. And frankly I get hungry for color at the end of winter. A solution for this is planting bulbs.
Frost has arrived signaling the end of the growing season and time for garden cleanup. There are two schools of thought about fall chores. One calls for a …
The autumnal equinox occurred on Sept. 21 and we've said goodbye to the summer sun while those cooler evenings and mornings let us know the beautiful fall days are here. So take …
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Health & fitness
There's something celestial about the Taos Aerial Gym. On a recent afternoon, the high-ceilinged space tucked away on Bertha Street was decorated with sparkling white lights and music played softly. Four women twirled and spun high up in the air on brilliantly colored blue, magenta and purple silk fabrics.
Dear Dr. Ted:
'Tis the season to be jolly has hit me like a fist in my belly. Why is it that I'm already anticipating a difficult emotional roller coaster as the holidays arrive? This year I had a loved one die and all I can think of is her every time there is hint of the holidays. Why is it that this happens?
Enroll now for health insurance
Taos County residents and all New Mexicans have until Dec. 15 to sign up for health insurance or to change their current plan.
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Abert's squirrel (Sciurus aberti), also called the tassel-eared squirrel, inhabits dry ponderosa pine forests of New Mexico and extends up into Colorado, Utah and northern Arizona. There are four separate populations of Abert's squirrels across their range, all occurring in areas where ponderosa pine forests are present.
The northern flicker is the only woodpecker to regularly feed on the ground. It has a long, barbed tongue that it uses to dig in the dirt to lap up ants. Don't be surprised to scare up a flicker or two while strolling in the woods or along wooded edges.
Over the past half-century, North America has lost almost 30 percent of its bird population, or around 3 billion birds, according to a new study published last month.
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