Monthly Archives: April 2012

For the Love of Bees

So, it is real: our most cherished pollinators, the bees, are experiencing astonishing declines in their population sizes. Bee populations are decreasing at shocking rates  primarily because of anthropogenic factors. It is time to put in some effort and give … Continue reading

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Adventures in Making Baby Food

Having a baby is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. As soon as I became pregnant, I knew that I wanted her to have the best. I wanted to make sure that she started off her life … Continue reading

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HERBS are FOOD is MEDICINE

Our current healthcare system addresses an individual’s sickness, when the body has already lost its natural balance. What’s more, rather than addressing the underlying cause of the imbalance, medicines are prescribed to cover up the symptoms. Usually this “cure” or … Continue reading

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What’s There to Wine About?

When thinking about good wine, many people’s minds travel to the rolling hills of Tuscany, or the fertile fields of southern France. From Spain to Napa Valley we import and export all varieties of this nectar of the gods. What … Continue reading

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Food Dehydration for the Backcountry: Lighten Your Carbon Footprint…and Your Pack

As an avid backpacker, I am often frustrated with the lack of food options I have when I enter the wilderness for extended backpacking trips. Furthermore, I am always striving to lower my ecological footprint in various aspects of my … Continue reading

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What Are We Wasting?

“This one? Nope. Too soft. That one? Uh oh, that one is bruised. I don’t want to pay for a bruised one…” Many people go through a similar mental tête-à-tête when selecting the perfect avocado, or the most ripe, yet … Continue reading

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Local Agriculture: Continuing the Tradition

Respect, gratitude, and awe are all true emotions that have been evoked among nations throughout the world in regards to one volatile, unpredictable, yet vital resource: water. The culture that has been developed throughout New Mexico is no exception. In … Continue reading

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