From greenhouse to table

Photo: Tina Larkin Trey Frisbie, 9, hands his great-grandfather William Woosey, center, the peppers Woosey and his son-in-law Mike Barwick, right, grew in their greenhouse Originally published in Taos News Greenhouses are the perfect answer to our short growing season. Among the many advantages of owning one are having fresh veggies, fruits and herbs at your…

Happy birthday to Agnes

Picture taken from http://harwoodmuseum.org/March22 Agnes Martin’s 100th Birthday As part of the Remarkable Women of Taos celebration, the Harwood Museum of Art has planned a series of events and exhibitions to celebrate the centennial of Agnes Martin’s birth. Among them is a fundraising event at the Ranchos Trading Post Cafe on March 22 at 6…

The year of the women

Mabel Dodge Lujan Photo taken from http://taos.org/women Originally published in Taos News, Special Sections 2012 is the centennial year ofNew Mexico’s statehood. It is also the year of the Remarkable Women of Taos. For that reason March, which is Women’s History Month, will be celebrated here in a spectacular manner. “The idea of Remarkable Women of Taos…

Bonnie Lee Black’s ABC’s of healthy cooking

Photo: Tina Larkin Originally published in Taos News A healthy approach to healthy cooking boils down to three basic points—attitude, balance and creativity. This is the philosophy of Bonnie Lee Black, former New York chef and caterer, who teaches Healthy Cooking and Bread Baking in UNM-Taos’ Culinary Arts Program. Black, who also teaches English and…

Adding warmth to your home—fireplace or wood stove?

  Traditional Kiva fireplaces are amongTaos’ more picturesque features, portrayed in paintings and postcards. Their earthy beauty has been, for a long time, part and parcel of the town’s charm. A pioneer fireplace builder is Carmen Velarde, a native Taoseña and an acclaimed artist who also made retablos andsantos—images of saints carved in wood. Velarde…

Renovation on a Budget

Originally published in Enchanted Homes Magazine. When you decide to renovate your house, it is advisable to make a list of the tasks that you can do on your own, and another for the more complicated projects that are best to leave up to the professionals—wiring and plumbing work, adding another room or changing the layout…