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As everything escalates in price, many of us are looking for ways to make do, grow our own, or adapt to all the shortages and changes. Bringing some bright, colorful flowers from the garden lifts my spirits without crunching the budget. It is wonderful to go out in the morning — the best time to cut flowers — and come in with a bucket of blooms to arrange in vases to tuck around the house or share with friends. I … Read More
Chef, cooking instructor, and cookbook author Deborah Madison recently turned to writing about her life and experiences with food in a memoir entitled An Onion in my Pocket. The title refers to having such a deep connection with food, it’s not unusual to show up at Spanish class with an onion in your pocket left over from making pizza with a friend, or to have your carry-on “luggage” be berries or rhubarb you’re taking home to enjoy. Deborah grew up … Read More
| By Snowsports Journalist Daniel Gibson | Ghostly Ski Areas — Ski Rio | Ever wonder what becomes of ski areas that cease operations? New Mexico has a handful of so-called “ghost ski areas” and I recently stumbled across a fantastic short video about one of them, Ski Rio. Ski Rio was located in the Sangre de Cristos very close to the Colorado border, near the town of Amalia. It operated from 1982– 1990, and again from 1995–2000, and was … Read More