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The new convenience food: butternut squash

The convenience of buying butternut squash that is already peeled and cubed eliminates a semi-daunting task of chopping it up on your own.


The Immunized Class: Those Over a Certain Age

The past comes alive at Bandelier

The Southwest is a mecca of ancient Native American settlements, including such notables as Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly and Bandelier National Monument. The latter is an easy day trip for visitors staying in Santa Fe, and is also in close proximity to other northern New Mexico popular destinations.

Joyous Ruminations--Spring

"The end and the beginning of a season."

Tugboat Annie & Seattle’s Silver Screen

The smash hit 1930s film was the first Hollywood movie to feature the Emerald City

Foster Grandparents Program

The Foster Grandparents Program through Homage Senior Services is a mentoring program designed to pair seniors with children

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The Folksy Legacy of Vivian Williams

The first Living Legacies podcast features Folklife Festival co-founder, Vivian Williams, who is recognized as a master of Celtic, old-time and bluegrass-style fiddling

Family Heirloom Inspires Young Musician

When I had to give up my treasured piano, it felt like I was letting my father down

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Dear Readers,

There is exciting news afoot!

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Love Lines

"And, from day one, he made it clear that marrying me was what he wanted to do."

Penny's Favorite Cat Bed

Whiskers at Home treats cats very well!


"Can we keep her?"

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What am I most happy about?

"...nature at her finest..."

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Poor man’s asparagus: winter leeks in the garden

Like a giant green onion, leeks somehow manage to make it through most winters. You can pull the fleshy, thick stems out of the ground until it’s freezing outside.

New Olympic Museum deserves a gold medal

The Olympics was always a much-anticipated event for my family. We would gather together, jockeying for position in front of our small TV set, to share the excitement of competition and the pride in seeing our country’s athletes stand on the podium. We agonized when they slipped or fell, or were edged out of a medal by a nanosecond. But no matter the outcome, in our minds these talented men and women were still winners on the world’s biggest stage.