Monthly Archives: April 2012

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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Ag1000: Southern New Mexico’s Source of Sustainable Fertilizer

As the global population continues to skyrocket, the fear of diminishing food security is ever more present. Will there be enough arable land to grow food crops for the rapidly rising population? The answer relies on the health of our … Continue reading

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Rot On! A DIY Experiment In Fermented Foods

Why Would I Try Fermented Food? Fermentation is everywhere, a virtual food miracle that is as old as humanity itself. From the early civilizations that inhabited present day India and South Africa who created mead, an ancient wine made from … Continue reading

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Mushrooms: Significance and the Local Market

“Humanity’s use of mushrooms extends back to Paleolithic times. Few people-even anthropologists-comprehend how influential mushrooms have been in affecting the course of human evolution. They have played pivotal roles in ancient Greece, India, and Mesoamerica. True to their beguiling nature, … Continue reading

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