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WINTER 2018 November / December + January 2019

Winter Events Holiday Gift Guide Festival of the Cranes Fiber Arts in New Mexico Favorite NM Holiday Recipes Side Trip along the High Road


On the cover:

“Black Mesa Prairie Falcon” 29” x 29” original oil on board by Roark Griffin For pricing and availability contact Little Bird Gallery (505) 820-7414

Anyone who lives in or has visit-

ed New Mexico knows that there is something very special about this place. One of our perks as publishers of The Corridor is the opportunities we get to meet and learn about the many fascinating people who live and work in New Mexico, making the fabric of our lives all the more rewarding. In searching for the ideal cover for our inaugural issue of The Corridor Quarterly Magazine we encountered the work of

Roark Griffin painting in his studio in Rowe, NM Roark Griffin, painter, raptor lover, country musician and animal conservationist. It is his artwork that graces our cover for our Winter 2018 Edition. Roark L. Griffin was born in 1950 in Artesia, New Mexico. Soon thereafter, his family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended high school in Cuba, New Mexico. Roark tells us “My love of nature and art started at a very young age. Growing up in New Mexico, my time out of school was

spent walking in the countryside and observing wildlife. A strong interest in birds of prey began when I was about fourteen, while living in Cuba, New Mexico. I became involved in the sport of falconry and was active in the sport until I was twenty-seven. During my university years in Portales, New Mexico, I worked with the biology department and the natural history museum. After graduating in 1974 with a bachelor of arts degree in painting and sculpture, I worked with the Department on Game and

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Fish in the Endangered Species Program.” Roark’s artwork can be viewed at Little Bird Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. The gallery is located inside the Inn at Loretta, where Roark is one of 8 artists in residence who rotate live painting events throughout the year. For more information and to view Roark’s current artwork for sale visit the gallery at 211 Old Santa Fe Trail. (505) 820-7414. story and photos by Marc-Paul LaRouche - Editor

Roark Griffin’s Studio - an historic building in Rowe, NM that served as the U.S. Post Office for the village of Rowe for many years.


The Trowel GARDENING TIPS & TRICKS Gardening Retrospective by Milicent McFarland

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Page 30 - 34 “Favorite New Mexico Holiday Recipes”

Greetings and Welcome to the new look for The Corridor!

After 3 1/2 years as an 11” x 17” newsprint tabloid The Corridor has moved to a new look for the Winter of 2018 and beyond. Please enjoy our new format and feel freee to send us an email or give us a call with your feedback and suggestions. Send email correspondence to: Give us a call any time at 505-438-9600 and be sure to visit us anytime online at

Warm wishes to you and your families this Holiday Season - see you next year!

Marc-Paul LaRouche, editor/publisher The Corridor Quarterly Magazine

Backyard Astronomy


Contributors: Doyle Daves Debbie LaRouche Marc LaRouche Millie McFarland Eric Saltmarsh

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Fray Angelico Chavez, New Mexico’s Genealogist by Doyle Daves Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation

Today Americans are avidly researching their family roots – indeed the interest in genealogy has grown into a national pastime. Here in New Mexico, with our hispanic heritage beginning more than four hundred years ago with the arrival of Don Juan de Onate with settlers in 1598, family history has become a passion. A modest Catholic priest, Fray Angelico Chavez, born Manuel Ezequiel Chavez in the northeastern New Mexico village of Wagon Mound in 1910, led the way. Fray Angelico studied for the priesthood in Ohio and, after returning to New Mexico,

served as a parish priest at Pena Blanca administering to the pueblos of Cochiti, Santo Domingo and San Felipe. Later he served our country as an army chaplain in World War II where he landed with troops at Guam and Leyte in the Pacific.

Ta l e s o f t h e Tra i l s two early waves of immigrants - those who came with the Don Juan de Onate’s expedition of 1598 and those who came in the 1690s with Don Diego De Vargas to recolonize New Mexico following the Pueblo revolt of 1680. The result of Fray Angelico’s study of many, many Spanish and Mexican documents was a book, Origins of New Mexico Families, A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, published in 1954.

After returning from the war,

Fray Angelico, having earlier written fiction and poetry, turned his attention to New Mexico history, writing biographies of important and controversial nineteenth century priests. Then he focused on identifying the early settlers of New Mexico, specifically the

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Today, Origins of New Mexico Families remains the primary reference for all studies of New Mexico’s hispanic family his-


tories. The book has inspired later genealogists and historians and we now have a greatly expanded canon of resources. Inevitably, errors have been found and corrected; nonetheless, no book is so cherished or so often consulted by scholars and family researchers. Fray Angelico Chavez’ legacy to New Mexico is widely available but is, in fact, priceless to the millions who descend from or care about the intrepid seventeenth and eighteenth century pioneers he resurrected from obscurity by poring through documents almost forgotten in arcane repositories in Mexico and Spain.

Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center Espanola, NM photo:

Fiber Arts in New Mexico

Excerpted in part from and What is Fiber Art?

Unlike most other art forms, fiber art has always had important utilitarian uses, such as clothing to protect and adorn, rugs and blankets to warm the living space and baskets to hold or process food. Fiber arts is also a critical outlet for creative expression and a form of storytelling.

There are almost an overwhelming number of options for anyone wanting to dive into the fiber art world in New Mexico, so a good place to start is the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center in Española (about a 90-minute drive north of Albuquerque), where you can find out anything you want to know about the craft itself, try things like Rio Grande style as well as Navajo weaving, classes for traditional floor looms, spinning, Colcha embroidery techniques, and shop for locally grown fiber, natural dyes and yarns to make your next scarf or tapestry.

More recently, fiber art has been appreciated just for being art, though that’s the exception, not the norm. Whether it be with yarn, fabric, fleece, or other materials, the labor put into fiber artwork and the stories embedded in the patterns and designs are all part of the craft itself. At the end of the day, fiber art aims to be aesthetically appealing and intriguing through its technique and what it depicts.

There are many events held year round in New Mexico that either focus on or support fiber arts.

Different Regions have Different Artistic Influences Several factors influence the kind of work you’ll find in different regions across the state.

The New Mexico Fiber Crawl is the biggest and most far-reaching of them all, as it encourages participants to visit galleries, yarn stores, ranches and farms, studios, museums and fiber centers from Albuquerque to Taos, the third weekend in May. The biennial Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta is held in May on odd-numbered years.

One is the type of animal or plant the material is com-

ing from. Throughout the state, various animals offer their wool and hair to this art form, such as the heritage breed the Navajo-Churro sheep, mohair goats, Angora rabbits, wolves, yaks, and (more recently) llamas and alpacas. These gentle creatures with unusually long necks do well in these high altitudes of over 7,000, as do their ancestors from the Andes. The texture of these animal’s coats plays an important role in the final product making it sturdy or luxurious.

If you’re in the region in the fall, the Taos Wool Festival held on the first weekend in October includes it all, from workshops and discussions to interactions with the animals themselves. Santa Fe hosts many markets, such as the Spanish Market in July and December, featuring traditional Spanish Colonial art forms including Colcha embroidery and Rio Grande tapestry from both New Mexico and southern Colorado. The Santa Fe Indian Market is held twice a year at the end of August and November, and focuses entirely on Native American art.

New Mexican artists are resourceful, and will also use

yucca fiber (known for its strength) or willow fronds harvested at the edge of rivers in baskets or furniture. The yucca and willow are also used to embellish gourds to make ornamental vessels.

Additional highlights around the state that embrace the fiber arts include Crownpoint Rug Auction, held every second Friday of the month, and the Toadlena Trading Post that supports weavers of many generations of the Toadlena and Two Grey Hills outposts.

A number of farms are located also around Santa Fe,

such as Rancho de Los Sueños Alpacas in the north and Que Sera Alpacas in the south. Both offer tours, products, and yarn.

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Sure you’ve “herd” of alpacas, but really, what’s all the “fuzz” about, anyway ?

Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca. It is light or heavy in weight, depending on how it is spun. It is a soft, durable, luxurious [1] and silky natural fiber. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic.[1] [2] Alpaca fiber is naturally water-repellent and difficult to ignite.[3] Huacaya, an alpaca that grows soft spongy fiber, has natural crimp, thus making a naturally elastic yarn well-suited for knitting. Suri has no crimp and thus is a better fit for woven goods..[4] Alpaca fleece is made into various products, from very simple and inexpensive garments made by the indigenous communities to sophisticated, industrially made and expensive products such as suits. In the United States, groups of smaller alpaca breeders have banded together to create “fiber co-ops,” to make the manufacture of alpaca fiber products less expensive.



The preparing, carding, spinning, weaving and finishing process of alpaca is very similar to the process used for wool. (source: wikipedia) FIND OUT MORE! GIVE YOUR-


Where: Que Sera Alpacas 66 Jacinto Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508 (Off Hwy 285, just south of Eldorado Call Anne at 505-310or visit us on Facebook or on our website We are also open every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday, 1-5 pm. We will maintain our regular hours during the Christmas holidays. Please check the web site for our January hours.

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Ortega’s Weaving Shop in Chimayó

Galeria Ortega in Chimayó

Mesdames Carton Studio artwork of Clodie Francois

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Festival of the Cranes Welcome to the 31st Festival of the Cranes!

“We have fallen heirs to the most glorious Festival of the Cranes heritage a people ever Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge received, and each one November 14, 2018 - November 17, 2018 must do his part if we Recurring daily wish to show that the nation is worthy of its Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge good fortune.” - Theodore Roosevelt 1001 New Mexico 1, San Antonio, NM 87832 Photo by Lynne Braden

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As the cottonwoods turn

gold in the bosque and the calls of the sandhill cranes once again echo across the marsh, we are reminded of the glorious wildlife heritage that President Roosevelt wrote about. Thanks to his foresight and the hard work of countless citizens, we get to revel in that heritage here in New Mexico at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

Visit the Official Website of the Freinds of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge The 31st Annual Festival of the Cranes is a celebration of the winter migration of the sandhill cranes to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Avid birders from around the world flock to the Refuge to view the spectacular exhibit of fowl.

For peak viewing arrive at the Refuge thirty minutes

before sunrise and witness the huge array of roosting birds set out for their day of foraging. Head back in the afternoon about thirty minutes before sunset to watch the birds return from their hard day of work.

31st Celebration Many

through advocacy, research support, funding and education. Thousands of volunteers, such as our cover artist Lynne Braden, have donated their precious time, labor, and dedication to preserve this place for future generations. The passionate service that these people bring to this great place and the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to enjoy their national wildlife refuge illustrates that the American people are worthy of their good fortune.


Festival of the Cranes is a great way to celebrate our glorious heritage and to appreciate the natural wonders that have been preserved for future generations. Come join our celebration of the return of the sandhill cranes along their ancient migration paths, see the awe-inspiring vistas, revel in the abundant wildlife, and enjoy the Festival and your national wildlife refuge!

people have stepped up to make Bosque del Apache gloIn the meantime drive the Refuge’s tour loop for a rious. For over 25 years, closer look at the remaining animals on the scene and the Friends of Bosque del participate in one of the many events associated with Apache National Wildthe Festival. There are over 100 tours, workshops, so- Apache Bosque del life Refuge have been -Kevin Cobble, Manager, cials and events so there is always something fun and National Wildlife Refuge committed to the refuge Bosque del Apache interesting to do.

November 2018 San Antonio, NM

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Photo by Don Boyd

The 2018 Festival of the Cranes will have over 140 events.

On Saturday November 17th come for free fun for children of all ages. This year, while the Expo Tent will run Wednesday 14th through Saturday 17th, we will also have special pre and post Festival workshops that will get you exploring New Mexico. Our pre-Festival events on Tuesday, November 13th, include Antique Cars of Bosque with Nighttime Photography in San Antonio and VLA Nighttime Photography. Our post Festival events on Sunday, November 18th, are Albuquerque Birding Hot Spots and a special two day (Sunday night and Monday morning) White Sands National Monument Intensive. Please see our 2018 Festival of the Cranes brochure for more information on all our workshops and seminars.

Wildlife Zone: Saturday Family Fun at Festival! Check out some of the great things to do in the Wildlife Zone!

November 17th, 2018 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is FREE. No need to register Rescued Wildlife: Come see Hawks, owls, falcons and more. Face Painting: Become a puma, bobcat, butterfly, or other wild animal for a day.

Archery and Atl Atl Spear Throw: Archery is a sport for the whole family. Learn new skills: dominant eye use, proper form, bow grip, release and follow through. Mentors will be on site facilitating a structured yet fun archery shoot. Learn to throw spears that ancient cultures hunted with. Multiple sessions are offered in the morning. New Mexico Herpetological Society and Zoo to You: Head to the heated south bay of the Refuge Fire Station for close encounters with the animal

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ambassadors of the New Mexico Herpetological Society and meet the ABQ Biopark’s Zoo to You team. And so much more!

Additional Family Events: Festival has many kid-friendly workshops and tours. Check each specific event for time, meeting place, and registration needs: Walk In to Fly In and Walk Out to Fly Out - Thousands of cranes and geese fly over your


head as they take flight at dusk and dawn. Offered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Check daily times. Guided Hikes - Seven different hikes offered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Star Party - Friday night 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the New Mexico Tech Etscorn Observatory. Directions can be found at http://infohost.nmt. edu/~astro/EtscornPages/directions.html . Registration not required.

Duck Banding - Help a wildlife biologist attach leg bands to live ducks! This is a chance to see and touch waterfowl while learning how wildlife biologists study migration. This Saturday event has an emphasis on kids experiencing wildlife. Go to the Saturday schedule for more information. Young Birder’s Walk - Young birders and their families are invited to join BRANT guides for a FREE, late morning walk around the refuge headquarters. Go to the Saturday schedule for more information.

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Holiday Shopping in the Core of New Mexico

Cimarron – Arts and crafts, candles, western wear, gifts, general store Springer – Gifts, arts and crafts, antique shops Las Vegas - Historic Bridge St. and Old Town Plaza – Arts, crafts, cards, quilts, antiques, books, collectibles Pecos – Gifts, clothing Eldorado at Santa Fe Agora Shopping Center 7 Avenida Vista Grande. Gifts, cards, flowers, clothing, pet supplies, bakery La Tienda Shopping Center 7 Caliente Road. Hardware, kids clothing, horse supplies, outdoor clothing, gifts, jewelry, clothing, coffee Santa Fe The Plaza – Located in the heart of Santa Fe, bordered by East Palace Ave., Lincoln Ave., West San Francisco St. and Washington Ave. Fine art, arts and crafts, Native American art, Museum shops, clothing, jewelry, rugs, toys, beads, gifts, souvenir items, yarn. Canyon Road Art District – Begins at the intersection of Paseo de Peralta and Canyon Road in Downtown Santa Fe. Art galleries, rugs, wind sculptures, jewelry, clothing, Native American Art Railyard Arts District and Guadalupe District – Located off Guadalupe St southwest of the Plaza near the Railrunner’s Santa Fe Depot. Art galleries, antiques, furniture, gifts, clothing, outdoor gear, western wear, books, gifts Baca Street Arts District – Baca St. and Cerrillos Road. Arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, clothing

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Cerrillos Road – South from the Plaza to I25 – Import gifts, pottery, rugs, music, cards, consignment shops, furniture, quilts and the usual chain and big box stores. Santa Fe Place and Santa Fe Outlets. Route 66 - Moriarty, Edgewood and Tijeras – Arts and crafts, brewery, antiques, collectibles, quilts, farm and ranch supplies, gifts, consignment shops, flowers Camino Real– Cochiti Pueblo, Kewa Pueblo, San Felipe Pueblo, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corrales, Rio Rancho – Arts and crafts, antiques, Native American art, jewelry, quilts, gifts, malls, big box stores. Turquoise Trail – Cerrillos, Madrid, Golden, Sandia Park, Cedar Crest – Jewelry, clothing, art, consignment/thrift stores, rocks and minerals, Native American art North of Santa Fe – Tesuque Pueblo, Pojoaque Pueblo, San Ildefonso Pueblo, Los Alamos, White Rock, Taos – Art, crafts, Native American art, quilts, gifts, clothing Taos - John Dunn Shops, Ledoux Street, Bent Street. Children’s clothing, books, fiber and sewing, minerals and gems, leather, kitchen items, cafes, bars and restaurants. Old Town Albuquerque - Art galleries, clothing, gifts and souvenirs, jewelry and antiques, pottery, books, hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants.


Lighting of the tree - Old Town Albuquerque


It’s time to Cross the Bridge 2018! The members of Las Vegas First would like to invite you to

“put your money where your house is” and shop at local, independent businesses this holiday season. As a thank you to our loyal customers, and an incentive to our potential customers, we’re once again suggesting you

Cross the Bridge. For every cumulative $50 spent across participating merchants you’ll receive one entry into our random drawing for one of these prizes :

$500, $400, $300, $200, or $100 in Independent Bu$ine$$ Buck$. 2Ten Galeria of Art & Treasures*

JC's New York Pizza

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Balanced Health Acupuncture

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Blowin' In The Wind*

Pam's Flowers*

Borracho’s Craft Booze & Brews

Paper Trail*

Buena Vida Physical Therapy

Plaza Antiques*

Canyon Chiropractic Charlie's Spic & Span

Plaza Drugs Pookie’s Bakery & Cafe

Curves for Women

Popular Dry Goods

Denise Fox Photography

Rough Rider Antiques

Dick's Pub & Restaurant

Saint Michael's Christian Store

Duran's A-1 Tire Shop

San Juan Springs Massage

El Sombrero Restaurant

Semilla Natural Foods*

El Zocalo Cooperative Gallery*

The Skillet

Farmway Feed

Thread Bear*

Floyd's Rental Center

Tito’s Gallery*

Franken Tire

Tome on the Range

Frankie Ann Tiques

Ulibarri Farms Candy Shoppe*


Underdog Training

Genesys Computers

Unikat Fine Jewelry*

Gypsy Spirit

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Enjoy 3 hours of worry-free holiday shopping Fridays November 30 and December 7 & 14

Licensed child care provided by New Day Horizons Child Care Center, 6-9 pm. - Shop ‘til 9 pm ! - Enjoy special menus at 4+Las Vegas restaurants ! - Save your receipts for Cross the Bridge!

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Holiday Gift Guide Tom and Carol Anderson’s wood and gourd art and Martin Montoya’s paintings are great examples of the highest-quality fine art found at el Zócalo Art Gallery, 1809 Old Town Plaza in historic Las Vegas, N.M. (the original Las Vegas). El Zócalo is a cooperative gallery, open every day, featuring original art and jewelry by some 25 local artists. Members Duffy Peterson, painting and jewelry; Meredith Britt, painting, collage; Sarah Frazier, jewelry, fiber; Chris Lopez, painting, pastel, photography; Sandi Boyer, jewelry, fiber; Scott and Carolyn Vail, photography, fiber; Emma Lujan, pottery; Johanna Keenan, sculpture, painting; Betsy and Harry Minter, tiles, and Tom and Carol Anderson own and operate the gallery, overseeing their own work and consignment art. Browsing is welcome, gift ideas are abundant and the artists will greet you when you visit el Zócalo. Check out;; email to; or call 505 454-9904 for more info. Or just come in! Paper Trail offers note cards, gift cards, calendars, refrigerator magnets, books and much, much more. If you are looking for an inexpensive gift idea - something to make you think, even something to make you laugh (plenty of that) you can’t go wrong at Paper Trail. Paper Trail is located at 166 Bridge Street (on the sunny side) and is open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5:30 pm. Visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/papertraillvnm/.

mon-sat 10-5:30, sun noon-4 158 bridge st., las vegas, nm 87701 check facebook for seasonal hours

Unikat Fine Jewelry is a full-service jewelry store locally owned and operated since 1998 by Andrea Gottschalk in Las Vegas, NM. Trained in her native country Germany, her custom designs are meticulously handcrafted, the repair service of the highest standard and quality and the store atmosphere all around professional. You will find a vast variety of jewelry in stock in many different metals and gem stones as well as watches, mirrors, trinket boxes and native-American wall rugs. Unikat Fine Jewelry is well worth a visit for unusual items and down to earth prices.

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-Appraisals - Ear Piercings - Estate & Fine Jewelry & Repair Antique Jewelry Custom Design - Diamond Jewelry - Wedding Sets - Colorful Gems set in Gold or Silver - Turquoise - Children’s Jewelry Jeweler and Owner Andrea Gottschalk

(505) 425-6113 (505) 617-6113

160 Bridge Street Las Vegas, NM


Holiday Gift Guide Tito’s Gallery, at 157 Bridge St., welcomes the public to meet the artists and to partake in holiday refreshments on Saturday, December 1st, beginning at 3pm until the arrival of the Electric Light Parade.

GALLERY Pottery - Jewelry - Paintings Kachinas - Santos - Crosses Sculpture - Tin - Glass NM Soaps & Lotions Jewelry Repair Layaway Plan Free Gift Wrapping

Tito’s Gallery started in a 200 square foot shop and is now situated in a 2000 square foot space on the Santa Fe Trail in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Owners Tito and Mary Chavez have been in business for 33 years and are looking forward to more. Tito is a native New Mexican, Mary is a native of Michigan. Tito’s Gallery offers hand-made jewelry and custom work in gold and silver. They feature over 50 artists in the gallery whose work includes jewelry, pottery, paintings, prints, sculpture, tinwork and drawings. Open 11 am -5:00 pm Mon-Sat (505) 425- 3745.

157 Bridge St. - (505) 425-3745 - Hours: 11 to 5 Mon-Sat Tito’s Gallery on Etsy - Member LVFIBA

Old Fashioned Homemade Candies (505) 425-3123 161 Bridge Street, Las Vegas, NM Open Tuesday - Saturday 11 am to 6 pm

If you happen to be strolling up or down Bridge Street in the

“Old Town” area of Las Vegas, NM, you will probably hear some invitng music as you pass by Ulibarri Farms Candy Shoppe. The music is there to remind passers-by to slow down and take a look inside their quaint little shop. This family-run business, celebrating a second year in their Las Vegas retail location, offers delicious, mouth-watering candies and other sweets to locals and visitors alike. Their signature homemade brittles, fudge and caramels are distinctively crafted on their home farms north of Las Vegas. These original specialties are not to be missed by anyone with a sweet tooth and make the perfect gift for anyone on your list this Holiday season. Open Tues-Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm.

* Chocolates * Seasonal Goodies * 9 types of homemade fudge * Homemade caramels * 12 types of homemade brittle (all homemade brittles are vegan)

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An educational calendar on TNR.

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This holiday season treat yourself to a shopping adventure in the Baca Street area of the Santa Fe Railyard District and discover a truly modern design emporium. Founded in 2002 in a previous location, the store brought to the Santa Fe area collections from Vitra, Moooi, Cherner, and other well known brands. Today Molecule Design partners with more than 80 designers. Located in a truly unique building constructed entirely of shipping containers, owner and founder Adriana Siso maintains her vision to continually push the envelope of creative design and especially to foster innovation by local New Mexicans. If you are looking for the truly innovative in modern design, with products largely made from recycled and sustainable materials, be sure to add Molecule Design to your shopping list this Holiday season...or any time you want a breath of freash air and something truly unique to contemplate for your environment. Molecuel Design is located at 1226 Flagman Way, Santa Fe, NM. They are open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, or 24/7 online at www.Molecule-Design. com. (505) 989-9806

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ily are planning to head off to Gramma’s house (or a ski vacation), but what about your favorite four-legged friends. The next time you need to take a break out of town, bring your perky pooch or friendly feline to Country Boarding Kennels on the South side of Santa Fe. Family owned and operated for more than 45 years, Carol Ann Lujan and her staff will give your pup or kitty the special attention and care that they deserve. Give yourself and your pets a gift this Holiday season with a pet vacation at Country Boarding Kennels in Santa Fe. Call them at 505-471-2444 to set up your next Pet Vacation. Business hours are Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm, Sat & Sunday 10 am - 12 noon.

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Securely nestled in the heart of Eldorado. Friendly, personalized service. Call Russ or Amy McMillan for an appointment


Holiday Spotlight

“Yuletide in Taos, NM” Excerpted from

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“Yuletide in Taos is the name we give to all the unique New Mexican celebrations that happen throughout the holiday season. With the falling of snow on candle-lit farolitos that line the streets in front of old adobe shops and homes, one is transported to another time and place. Yuletide is the entire holiday season and includes all the unique traditions of the holiday season here in the mountains of Northern New Mexico.” Lighting of Ledoux Saturday, December 1, 2018 5:00PM – 7:00PM Ledoux Street The historic narrow Ledoux Street glows with the light from farolitos, luminarias and bonfires. Galleries, shops, and museums are open late, offering holiday food and drink. People gather around the fires and share their stories in the cool starlit night. 21st Annual Holiday Fiesta December 1st 2018 11:00AM – 3:00PM Millicent Rogers Museum Free community event. Activities for children. Face Painting, Flower Fairies, Wish Tree, Free Pictures with Santa Claus, Retablo Painting, Christmas Card Making, Ojo de Dios Ornament Making, Hannukah Room Santa Paws Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:00PM – 4:00PM John Dunn and Bent Street Shops Santa Paws is a benefit for Stray Hearts Animal Shelter. Santa will find out what your pet wants for Christmas, and pose for a photo with your pet from noon to 4:00PM. Pets available for adoption will also be present. And there will be hot beverages and snacks. New Mexican food buffet. Smorgasbord of s’mores. Farolitos, music, deals, drawings, bonfires. Bonfires on Bent Street Saturday, December 8, 2018 4:00PM – 7:00PM John Dunn Shops and Bent Street Bonfires to warm you, farolitos, luminaries, Aztec Dancers, carolers, and in addition to snacks in the shops serving posole, green chile, enchiladas and cookies for everyone outdoors at John Dunn Shops and on Bent Street. . .

CAV Annual Yuletide Arts and Crafts Fair November 23 – 25, 2018 11:00AM – 4:00PM Location: The Sagebrush Inn and Suites The 35th annual Yuletide Arts & Crafts Fair is proud to feature the areas finest craftsman and artists. Shop from a variety of sculpture, paintings, foods, textiles, jewelry, pottery and much much more! Support individuals and families affected by domestic and sexual violence. Bring your holiday gift lists and shop for family and friends! Call 575-758-8082 for more info or visit Twirl Aglow Party Twirl Play and Discovery Space will be hosting their annual Twirl Aglow Party. In this seasonal Taos tradition, the Twirl courtyard will come alive with holiday sparkle and magical surprises. Children and parents will be able to make seasonal crafts, enjoy heartwarming drinks and cookies, have their face painted by happy elves, enjoy live music and share their wishes with Santa on the big chair. The Twirl Aglow party is a wonderful opportunity for community to come together and share in the true spirit of the holidays. Expect to be enchanted! 31st Annual Yuletide Caroling and Tree Lighting Friday, Nov 30th, 2018 4:00PM – 6:00PM Taos Plaza The 2018 Taos Holiday Season officially kicks off with the annual lighting of the Town Christmas tree during the 31st Annual Yuletide Caroling and Tree Lighting on Friday November 30th, 2018, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Taos Plaza. Join our Mayor Dan Barrone and community. There will be local entertainment. Meet and greet our special guests Mr. & Mrs. Claus and be prepared for an appearance by the Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be served. For more information contact Judy Esquibel at 575-751-2037 or contact her via e-mail at

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FIND OUT MORE about Yuletide in Taos (too much to list here!) at the Official Guide to “all things Taos, NM”


Artist Profiles: Two New Mexico classical music performers

The current Outbach® Trio Donna Coleman, Pianist, Endre Balogh, violinist and Antony Cooke, cellist Photo Credit: Endre Balogh and Donna Coleman, © 2018


OutBach® Festival of [Mostly] American Music is Something Different for The City Different. A series of three concerts primarily devoted to music by American composers, performed by world renowned concert artists in the beautiful surroundings of the oldest church in the United States, San Miguel Chapel in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. At this site you can purchase a Series Pass for all three events at a discounted rate. We look forward to sharing this marvelous, and mostly neglected, music with you. Pianist, Author, and Festival Producer Donna Coleman’s worldwide recognition

Classical pianist Donna Coleman presents The Outbach ® Festival of [Mostly] American Music November 27, 29 and December 1, 2018 San Miguel Chapel, 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM for tickets visit brownpapertickets. com/event/3626266

encompasses award-winning recordings, major prizes in international competitions, concert tours around the planet, and invitations from music schools on four continents for teaching and performance residencies. Her American music research produced two world acclaimed recordings for EtCetera Records and earned fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina and the Southern Arts Federations, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, Radcliffe College, and Second Prize in the first John F Kennedy Center International American

Master guitarist David Yard has been interested in the guitar since the age of nine. It was his good fortune to grow up in a musical family; his mother, a violist, and his father, a great patron of classical music. David’s early years in Ann Arbor Michigan were a great inspiration , he was able to hear soloists and ensemble groups of all sizes perform. In the late sixties as a teenager, David heard Andres Segovia perform and his life soon began to revolve around the guitar. His Master Classical Guitarist and teacher David Westcott Yard

studies took him from the University of Michigan to the Guitar Dept. of Eastern Michigan University, where as a performance

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Music Competition, among others. She is renowned for her interpretations of the music of Charles Ives, with two acclaimed recordings on the Etcetera label, of which the “Concord” Sonata (KTC 1079) received Frances Diapason d’Or upon release.

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major in classical guitar, he began his formal studies. At the same time he studied jazz guitar with Johonny Smith and also studied privately with Santa Fe jazz guitarist Bruce Dunlap.

David has resided in Santa Fe, New Mexico

since 1984, where he leads a quiet life studying, performing, and teaching classical and jazz guitar. David is currently seeking serious students who wish to study classical guitar. After many years maintaining a studio in Santa Fe, today David offers classical guitar instruction in his home studio in Eldorado at Santa Fe. You can contact David at 505-986-1753 for more information.

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EVFAC Fall Fiber Fiesta 2018 November 16 - 18 Scottish Rite Temple - Santa Fe, NM 2018 Taos Yuletide Arts and Crafts Fair Taos, NM November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018 Kit Carson Park Taos, NM 87571 The Yuletide Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on November 30 - December 2, 2018. There will be a variety of local and regional artists and craftspeople. Hours: 10am-5pm daily Red River Songwriters’ Festival - Red River Jan 24 26, 2019 If you’ve ever wanted to spend a few days in the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico, hanging out with some of your favorite songwriters, doing a little eating, drinking, and perhaps skiing....then this event is for you. Texas Red’s Red River Songwriters’ Festival was founded by Drew Kennedy, Josh Grider, Walt Wilkins, Susan Gibson, Brandy Zdan and Kelley Mickwee in 2012.


Festival of the Cranes Arts & Crafts Fair - Socorro - Nov 16-18, 2018 Arts & Crafts and Food Fair - San Antonio - Nov 16-18 (San Antonio Elementary School, 4th St, San Antonio, NM 7:30AM-7:30PM (575)-835-1758 for information events/view/11th-Annual-ArtsCrafts-Food-Fair 2018 Holly-Day Magic Art and Craft Show Roswell, NM November 16, 2018 - November 17, 2018 Roswell Convention and Civic Center 912 N

Main St Roswell, NM 88201 Join the Holly-Day Magic Art and Craft Show on November 16-17, 2018. Stroll through nearly 85 vendor booths and find an array of jewelry pieces, wreaths, pottery, wearable, art, home decor, gifts and more. Hours: Fri 10:30am-7:30pm, Sat 9:30am-5:30pm 2018 Holidays in the Desert Arts and Craft Show Alamogordo, NM Nov. 16, 2018, Nov. 17, 2018 Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center 800 E 1st St Alamogordo, NM The Arts and Craft Show will be held on November 16-17, 2018. The vendors will be selling unique, one-of-a-kind gifts and holiday items. Hours: 9am-3pm Fiber Art Holiday Sale - Silver City - Nov 23-24, 2018 events/details/holiday-fiber-art-sale-4707 A Holiday Fiber Art Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Grant County Conference Center located 3031 Highway 180 East in Silver City. 2018 Cloudcroft Christmas Market Cloudcroft, NM Nov24, 25 2018 Cloudcroft High School Commons Cloudcroft, NM The Christmas Market will be held on November 24-25, 2018 in the Cloudcroft high school commons area. Shop unique handcrafted gifts from the participating exhibitors. You can also visit about 20 local stores for amazing finds Hours: 9am-5pm 2018 La Casa Holiday Bazaar Las Cruces, NM November 30, 2018 - December

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2, 2018 Las Cruces Convention Center 680 E University Ave Las Cruces, NM 88001 Event will be held on November 30- December 2, 2018. The Holiday Bazaar will feature local art, hand crafted goods, home baked treats and wonderful raffle prizes. Admission: $5 for a One Day Pass or $12 for a Weekend Pass. Hours: Fri 4:30pm-7:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm 2018 Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival Carlsbad, NM November 30, 2018 - December 1, 2018 Pecos River Village Conference Center Carlsbad, NM The Winter Wine Festival will be held on November 30 - December 1, 2018. Sample a huge selection of different wines offered by the wineries. There will also be a VIP party along with holiday arts and crafts fair offering plenty of amazing creations and holiday gifts. Hours: Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat Noon-6pm Luminarias on the Plaza & Arts Stroll - Socorro, NM Socorro Historic Plaza Dec 1, 2018 4 pm - 8 pm luminarias-plaza/ Enjoy Christmas in Socorro with the Annual Luminarias on the Plaza! The City of Socorro and Socorro County Arts come together each year to embrace the Christmas spirit. In a spectacular art stroll, members of the Socorro County Arts display their arts and crafts in shops around the beautiful Historic Plaza. Enjoy food, beverages, and entertainment as you follow the path of luminarias from shop to shop! Be there for the official lighting of the Christmas Tree at 7:00 p.m., followed by a serenade from the City of Socorro Youth


Center Choir. Have your lists ready as Santa Claus who will be on the gazebo waiting to visit you at 7:00 p.m. For more information on the art stroll contact the Socorro County Arts at (575) 835-2787 or go to www.socorrocountyarts. com. For more information on the parade contact the Socorro Heritage and Visitors Center at (575) 835-8927. T or C’s Old Fashioned Christmas Downtown Truth or Consequences - Dec 7, 2018 www.sierracountynewmexico. info/annual-event/old-fashioned-christmas/ Visit downtown Truth or Consequences for a fun festive night out! The event is sponsored annually by MainStreet Truth or Consequences. 2017 Old-Fashioned Christmas Schedule: 6pm: Tree Lighting in Evelyn Renfro Park 6:15: Light Parade, Main Street & Broadway 6:30: Visits and pictures with Santa Claus plus dancers at the Visitor Center 6:30: Caroling, music, refreshments and shopping at businesses throughout the downtown 7pm: Ceremony remembering loved ones who’ve passed on 21st Annual Taos Bewmasters Festival January 7, 2019 Join us for the 21st Annual Brewmasters Festival! Come enjoy an afternoon sampling beer and tasting food from around the region. 4:30 – 7pm in Tenderfoot Katie’s and the Martini Tree Bar, located at the base of Lift #1. Tickets are $30 and may be bought at the door the day of the event. You will receive a Brewmasters Festival taster mug upon entry. The Brewmasters Festival is a 21 and over event, no infants or children.

Winter Events 2018-19 Central New Mexico Tucumcari Craft Fair November 10 - 11, 2018 Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 10am4pm Quay County Fair Grounds Tucumcari, NM 88401 Do your Christmas shopping locally! The 2018 Christmas Craft Fair will be November 10-11th. There will also be a Children’s Ornament Contest and a raffle for new tablet! 2018 Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale Placitas, NM November 17, 2018 3 Ca”on del Apache Placitas, NM 87043 Event will be held on November 17-18, 2018. The Placitas Holiday Sale is celebrating 37 years as one of the most popular arts & crafts fairs in New Mexico. Some of the finest Artists and Artisans are juried into The Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale, held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving in the Village of Placitas, New Mexico. This arts and crafts fairs will feature high quality items from over 80 of the finest artists and artisans. Enjoy great food in a friendly atmosphere. Hours: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4:30pm 5th Annual Pueblo Film Festival 2018 Nov 16-18 Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Albuquerque, NM

Contemporary Clay Fair Fall Sale - Santa Fe, NM November 16-18, 2018 The Contemporary Clay Fair is hosting its fall sale November 16-18. This juried event has been showing 15 years and features over 30 of New Mexico’s top ceramic artists who will be exhibiting functional dinner ware, sculptural vessels, jewelry and artistic wall pieces. Come to this free event to find unique gifts, enjoycomplimentary refreshments, and to meet the artists. Friday will have a special Gala Celebration from 5-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 10-5 at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe. Free parking. Contemporary Clay Fair is volunteer run and all proceeds go the artists! 2018 Albuquerque Hollyberry Arts and Crafts Fair Albuquerque, NM November 17, 18, 2018 St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 431 Richmond Place NE Albuquerque, NM 87106 The Hollyberry Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on November 17-18, 2018. You’ll find a wide variety of high quality arts and crafts, gift items, paintings, photography and note cards, jewelry, woodworking, religious art, fiber and wearable art, and more. Enjoy bake sale and tasty treats. Hours: Sat 10am4pm, Sun 11am-4pm.

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Rio Grande Holiday Show Nov 23-25, 2018 w w w. r i o g r a n d e f e s t i Friday: 10AM–5PM Saturday: 10AM-5PM Sunday: 10AM–4PM Kick off your holiday shopping at the Rio Grande Holiday Show! Bring your friends and family to the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, Thanksgiving Weekend, to kick-off that holiday shopping and ease into the season! Every November, this renowned festival comes to life at Expo New Mexico to shake things up during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Here, shoppers can find the most memorable and original gifts for everyone on their list, whether it’s a whimsical piece of pottery, a handmade leather belt, oneof-a-kind jewelry, a cool photograph or a striking piece of fine art. The Rio Grande Holiday Show marks a great opportunity for artists and festival goers to experience one of Albuquerque’s best-loved events while enjoying live holiday music, festive food sampling, and much more. It’s no surprise that this festival takes the turkey when it comes to New Mexico’s Thanksgiving Weekend traditions!


2018 Albuquerque Arts and Crafts Fair Albuquerque, NM Nov. 28,-30, 2019 UNM Student Union Ballrooms MSC03 2200 Bldg 60, Suite 3020 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131 The annual Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on November 28-30, 2018. There will be more than 70 vendors selling original, handmade goods across a wide spectrum, including custom clothes, chainmaille jewelry, crocheted stuffed animals, fused glass window art, local honey, and much more. Hours: 10am-6pm each day Dickens Village with the Young at Heart Choir Albuquerque, NM Nov. 30, 2018 10:00AM - December 8, 2018 6:00PM Heights First Church of the Nazarene 8401 Paseo Del Norte Albuquerque, NM. Dickens Village with food, Arts and Crafts Fair, Christmas Music, concerts with special guests. Outbach Festival of (mostly) American Music - Santa Fe, NM Tue Nov. 27, Thursday, Nov. 29 and Sat Dec. 1, 2018 - shows start at 7 pm all three nights. outbach@ (see story page 16 this issue)

Winter Events 2018-19 Central New Mexico Hillsboro’s Christmas in the Foothills Hillsboro, NM December 1, 2018 This pre-Christmas celebration is held in Hillsboro each year. Much of the festivities happen at the Hillsboro Community Center, where highlights include the famous $49.99 Art Sale, raffles,food, and vendors selling handmade holiday wares. Meanwhile, downtown merchants and restaurants will deck their halls and welcome visitors. Each year a poster is created by a local artist or artisan, and signed copies are available for sale. The 2018 Christmas in the Foothills poster art is by Harley Shaw. 2018 Eldorado Winter Art Show Santa Fe, NM December 1, 2 2018 St. John’s United Methodist Church 1200 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM The Winter Show will be held on December 1-2, 2018. The artists will be showcasing and selling their work at the event. Hours: 10am-5pm both days More Information about 2018 Eldorado Winter Art Show 2018 Albuquerque Holiday Craft Show Albuquerque, NM December 1, 2018 La Cueva High School Albuquerque, NM 87122 There will be a variety of vendors selling crafts in different categories including wood, glass, sewing, knitting/ crocheted, candles, painting,

photography, cards, flowers, clothing, jewelry, soaps, ceramics/pottery, metal, and others. Hours: 9am-4pm

2018 SFIS Holiday Bazaar Santa Fe, NM December 8, 2018 Santa Fe Indian School Campus, Pueblo Pavilion Wellness Center Santa Fe, NM 87505 The 26th annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on December 8, 2018. There will be plenty of vendors selling their treasures and holiday items. Hours: 9am-5pm

Chanukah on the Plaza Santa Fe Plaza Sunday, Dec. 2, 3:00pm Giant Menorah lighting with Mayor Alan Webber! Live Music with the Klezmorados! Trapeze acrobatic show with the great Aerial Aura ! Latkes, gelt and hot chocolate!

Chanukah on Ice Sunday, Dec. 9, 2:00pm Ice skate to Chanukah music! Hot Latkes and Sufganiyot! Giant Menorah Lighting! Chanukah Gelt! Skating Games! Off Ice Activities! At the Chavez Community Center. Free. $3 skate rental.

Women’s Circle Chanukah Party and Concert Thursday, Dec. 6, 6:00pm Enjoy our not-to-be-missed annual Chanukah bash! with latkes, donuts and a concert with songstress Zarina Nazari! Zarina, a a classical pianist, composer and singer, dazzles with her powerful and exquisite sound and interpretation that mesmerizes audiences around the world. Get ready for some great Chanukah fun! 2018 Holiday Fair Plant and Craft Sale ABQ December 7, 8, 2018 Albuquerque Garden Center 10120 Lomas Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 The Holiday Fair Plant and Craft Sale will be held on December 7-8, 2018. There will be locally handcrafted items, gardening tools, plant sale and yummy food. Come get your holiday shopping in one place. Free admission. Hours: 9am-4pm both days

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2018 Albuquerque Holiday Market December 14 - 16, 2018 The Rail Yards 777 1st Street SW Albuquerque, NM This event will feature local vendors, kids’ zone, ornament exchange, live music, art, local chefs, delicious delicacies and much more. Hours: 12pm-4pm daily 2018 Santa Fe Winter Indian Market Santa Fe, NM Dec 14 - 16, 2018 La Fonda on the Plaza Santa Fe, NM 87501 Come explore about 150 artists offering jewelry, pottery, paintings, weavings and other items. Take part in silent auction, and enjoy live music, dancing and much more. Hours: Fri 6pm-9pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-3pm Friday, December 14, 6 pm


- 9 pm Special Opening Celebration! Be among the first shoppers and enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and signature cocktails by Angel Fire Vodka! Saturday, December 15, 9 am - 5 pm Sunday, December 16, 10 am - 3 pm Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival 2018 Nov 30 -Dec 2, 2018! Help us Celebrate our 20th Anniversary Friday, November 30 – 5 PM to 9 PM ($5 for fashion show ticket) 2018 Fashion Show Tickets ON SALE NOW at Traditional Winter Spanish Market Dec 1, 2, 2018 8 am - 5 pm both days National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th St SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Authentic 400 year old traditions and innovative Spanish Colonial style artwork, made by New Mexico artists. The Albuquerque Oddities & Curiosities Expo! Saturday, January 19, 2019 11AM - 6PM Expo New Mexico - Lujan Complex https://www.facebook/ 1370138256450769/

Nighttime Family Fun Albuquerque: River of Lights - ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden 2601 Central Ave. NW Enjoy the magic of millions of twinkling lights and more than 500 dazzling holiday displays at New Mexico’s largest walk-through light show!  This year features new sculptures, created by River of Lights craftsmen, and a brand new light show set to some favorite holiday classics and contemporary holiday music! Nov 24, 2018 – Dec 30, 2018 (closed Dec 24 and 25) 6:00pm – 9:30pm  $12 Adults $6 Children (3 – 12) Polar Bear Express  A nighttime train whisks you away on a magical journey aboard the Polar Bear Express!  November 30 – December 2 and December 6-23 Adult: $28 • Child: 3-12 yrs $23 • Toddler: Under 3 yrs $10.  5:00pm – Arrival (please be prompt, the train will leave the station precisely at 5:30) Ticket includes: • Hot cocoa & sweet treat upon boarding • Enchanting story as the train rolls on • Travel the rails to meet Santa • Santa presents every Child & Toddler with a souvenir gift • Final Stop! Admission to River of Lights polar-bear-express/

Lights, a dazzling display of more than 300,000 holiday lights, beautifully decorated trees, and whimsical characters. Take the New Mexico Rail Runner Express on Saturday, November 24 to experience a special opening night event, as well as the Miracle on Main Street Festival and Electric Light Parade. The City of Belen is providing free shuttle service between the Rail Runner Station and the event.

Glow - Santa Fe Botanical Gardens Light up your holiday season with GLOW – Cosmic Nights! This annual event features thousands of twinkle lights and beautiful large scale light installations all aglow throughout the Botanical Garden. Enjoy live music, festive beverages, and meet Santa with the kiddos (12 and under get in free!). Join us for this delightful holiday tradition in Santa Fe. December 14 – 31, 2018 Open Nightly: 5 – 8 p.m. (closed Dec 24 & 25) Electric Light Parade Las Vegas, NM  Dec 1 6pm Our Holiday Parade winds through the historic streets of Las Vegas, New Mexico, making its happy trek through 900+ buildings on the Historic Register. It makes its way to the Historic Plaza Park dazzling with starry eyed children and its twinkle lit gazebo. Parade begins at Sundown (Approx. 6:00 pm) Mora Light Parade Sun, Dec 02 Mora Dec 02, 6:00 PM Begins at dusk in Downtown Mora. Sponsored by the Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce Bugg Lights Belen belen-nm. gov/the-bugg-lights.aspx Bugg Lights Festival Opening Night Bugg Lights 2018 Logo with Ladybug and Holly Leaves For the fifth year in a row, the Harvey House Museum in Belen is home to the Bugg

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Bugg Lights Opening Night Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 Time: 6-9 p.m. Location: Belen Harvey House Museum (map) Cost: Admission is free (donations welcome) Learn More: View the Bugg Lights Web Page Miracle on Main Street Festival The City of Belen is hosting the annual Miracle on Main Street Festival. There will be kids activities, vendors, entertainment, and more! Location: Becker Ave. between Main St. and 1st St. Christmas on the Pecos Carlsbad, NM Christmas on the Pecos As one of the biggest holiday events in the state, Christmas on the Pecos is sure to enchant you! Imagine an evening boat ride on the Pecos River with illuminated backyards and islands of twinkling lights. The holiday spirit shines through


as wise men and angels sparkle in a fairyland of lights. Be sure to check out the special hotel rates offered during the season and don’t forget to check out all the other fun attractions here in beautiful Carlsbad, New Mexico! Madrid Lights Madrir, NM Madrid Christmas Open House Weekends before Christmas 2018 Open House, activities and refreshments in many shops each weekend through Christmas. Christmas Parade Saturday, December 1 @ 4pm Luminarias on the Plaza Art Stroll, Socorro, NM 12/01/2018 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Socorro’s Historic Plaza Enjoy Christmas in Socorro with the 14th Annual Luminarias on the Plaza!  The City of Socorro and Socorro County Arts come together each year to embrace the Christmas spirit. In a spectacular art stroll, members of the Socorro County Arts display their arts and crafts in shops around the beautiful Historic Plaza. Enjoy food, beverages, and entertainment as you follow the path of luminarias from shop to shop! Be there for the official lighting of the Christmas Tree at 7:00 p.m.  Take a hayride, and most importantly, have your lists ready as Santa Claus who will be on the gazebo waiting to visit you at 7:00 p.m.

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Ice Skating Los Alamos County Ice Rink - Los Alamos, NM Built in 1936, the ice rink is the only refrigerated, NHL regulation, outdoor ice rink in New Mexico. Tucked against the canyon with a backdrop of pine trees, the ice rink offers public skating, hockey, and skating lessons from November through February. Whether it is stunning winter skies dotted with fluffy white clouds, or night skies filled with twinkling stars the ice rink is where you and your family can enjoy an unforgettable skating experience. Because we are an outdoor rink adverse weather may force the rink to close with short notice. The Rink offers a warming hut with a concession stand stocked with hot cocoa, coffee, pizza, hot dogs, chips, candy bars, sodas, water, and other assorted items. The warming hut has large picture windows to view the skaters and


the picturesque canyon while staying warm and sheltered from the elements.

Skate with Santa Santa always takes time during his busy holiday schedule to visit the Ice Rink. He is bringing his elves to greet boys and girls and hand out candy canes. Santa and his elves will pose for pictures on and off the ice. Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm Sunday,   Dec 16, 2018 -  3:30pm - 5:00pm $6.50 Age 6 & Older $2.50 Age 5 & Under Includes state rental and admission. No passes accepted. Luminaria Skate Start a holiday tradition and spend Christmas Eve at the Ice Rink. Quiet holiday music, luminarias, and holiday lights. Enjoy the holiday evening skating with family and friends. Admission includes coffee and hot cocoa. Monday, December

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24, 2018 - 5:00pm 7:00pm $6.50 - Age 6 & Older    $2.50 - Age 5 & Under Includes skate rental and admission. No passes accepted. www.losalamosnm. us/government/ departments/ community_services/ parks_recreation_and_ open_spaces/icerink Genoveva Chavez Center in Santa Fe has public skate times as well as skating lessons, hockey, speed skating and skate rentals.  Located in south Santa Fe on Rodeo Road. www. Taos Youth & Family Center Ice Arena.  Ice skating including family skate times, hockey, lessons and rentals.  Open November to mid March depending on weather. Adults $3.00, Children $2.00 includes skate rental.  www.

tyfc_ice_skating.html Albuquerque Outpost Ice Arena. The CooLLoop is a one of a kind ice arena which can transform into one of the largest ice surfaces in the world. Utilizing hydraulic boards, they offer nearly 1/5 of a mile of indoor skating. Lesson, free skate, hockey, figure skating www. McDermott Athletic Center - Rio Rancho You can train yearround at this NHL-sized indoor facility that’s equipped with an onice jump harness for competition or just skate for fun during the public sessions. Join as a member and receive unlimited access to all public sessions, freestyle sessions and stick-andpuck sessions. There’s a

Learn to Skate program for skaters of all levels and a Snowplow Series for youngsters ages three to six just starting out. Specialty classes, private and semi-private lessons can also be arranged. https://www. Cloundcroft Ice Rink Cloudcroft, NM A village ice skating rink is somewhat of an anomaly nowadays. This town delights in having one, even if it is only open a few months out of the year. It brings people of all ages and experience together in an exhilarating outdoor activity. The rink, the only natural one in all of the Southwest, is located right in the middle of town. There’s a fire warming the waiting area, plus snacks and hot chocolate. Doesn’t get much better than that.

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Angel Fire Resort Tubing Hill: The Polar Coaster is a 5-lane tubing hill for family fun. As conditions permit, the tubing hill is open daily from 10AM – 6PM. Tubing is offered in 1 hour blocks and is $25 per person. Sledding: A family snow play hill for sledding is located outside the Country Club. A single sledding hill pass is $5 per child. Sleds and discs may be rented at the Nordic Center for $10$15. During the Winter Season, sledding will be available Friday-Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM and daily during peak periods (conditions permitting). Red River Ski Area Snow Tubing at Red River Ski Area. Nothing beats the thrill of screaming down a snowcovered hill at top speed.

Sledding or sliding. Anything slippery will do - plastic garbage bags can make for great sliding. But whether you use a commercial sled, available at one of Red River’s myriad shops, or an inner tube, make sure you pack your sled area first! Safely sled at the following free areas in Red River: - Area next to St Edwin’s Catholic Church (near High Street & Silver Belle Trail) - Mallette Park (north of High Street & Mallette Road) - the free snow play area across from the Playhouse (base of Red River Ski Area) - area across from the public library (look for the hiking access sign and cross the bridge by foot)

in the snow. It’s about 12 miles up Ski Basin Road. Black Canyon Campground is a great place to play in the snow. It has small, gentle hills for sledding with younger kids. It’s about 7 miles up the Ski Basin Road. Hyde Park Memorial State Park Has a great sledding/ tubing hill behind the main lodge. Day use fee is $5.

Santa Fe Area: The Big Tesuque Campground is a popular spot for sledding and tubing and just playing

White Sands National Monument. Sledding on the beautiful soft sand at White Sands National Monument is a

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Taos Area: US Hill Snow Play Area Snowplay Area, Carson National Forest. Take Highway 518 towards Penasco. Alamogordo:   Upper Karr Recreation Area, Lincoln National Forest. Located off of NM6563 (the Sunspot Scenic By-way)


popular activity and great fun for children and adults alike. Unlike snow, sand is not slippery and sledding down the face of a dune can take some practice unless you have the correct equipment, know proper techniques and use safety precautions. New and rental sleds/saucers are available or bring your own. Ruidoso Winter Park.   www. Join Ruidoso Winter Park for an awesome day of family fun on our stateof-the-art tubing hill! No need to spend all day walking uphill! Riders can take advantage of our three state-of-the-art Magic Carpet Lifts before enjoying a thrilling tube ride down the hill. All tickets are good for three hours or until the end of the day, whichever is shorter. If you are visiting on a bonus day, your ticket is good for the entire day.

Backyard Astronomy NOVEMBER, DECEMBER & JANUARY NIGHT SKIES Story and Photos by Eric Saltmarsh

The bright constellations of winter and the longest nights of the year make November, December, and January a prime time for stargazing. Lyra with its bright, blue-white star, Vega, and Cygnus the Swan (a.k.a., the Northern Cross) are still easily visible in the northwest until late in the evening. As they depart, the four-constellation grouping of Taurus, Auriga, Orion, and Gemini can be found in the east, just after dark, and remain visible all night. If you go outside soon after dark on a clear, moonless evening, find Cygnus and Lyra and notice the glow of the Milky Way. Now trace the Milky Way as it passes overhead, through Orion in the ESE, and all the way to the ESE horizon. You’ll note that the winter Milky Way is not as bright as the section of the Milky Way we witnessed all summer. That’s because we’re now looking away from the galactic center, through the outer arms of our galaxy. As a result, there are fewer stars to see, as opposed to when we look toward the center of the galaxy, located in Sagittarius. Incidently, our solar system resides in one of these outer arms – the ‘Orion-Cygnus Arm.’ More meteor showers occur in Novem-

ber, December, and January than at any other time of year. These six showers will keep meteor aficionados out in the cold and up all night.

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November begins with the Taurid me-

teors. There are actually two, overlapping meteor showers emanating from the constellation Taurus. The earlier shower is known as the Southern Taurids. That shower began on September 10th and runs until November 20th. It peaked on the night of October 9th. The source of the meteoric debris was Comet Encke.


Northern Taurids began on October 20th and will continue through December 10th, peaking on the night of November 11th. The origins of this meteor shower coincide with the orbit of a ‘near-earth asteroid,’ which once may have been part of Comet Encke.

While neither are prolific showers (the

peaks produce about ten meteors per hour), the Taurids are capable of producing bright meteors, known as fireballs (Taurids are sometimes called ‘Halloween fireballs’). This is because Taurid meteors are, at times, the result of pebble-sized rocks burning up in the atmosphere, rather than the more common, sand-sized particles.

If you can stand the cold of a late night in December, the Geminid meteor shower is worthy of attention. With a peak of about 120 meteors per hour (two per minute), late on the night of December 13th and pre-dawn of the 14th, the Geminids are often the best meteor shower of the year. Since moonset occurs before 11pm MST on December 13th, New Mexico is well-placed to observe the Geminids’ peak.

MST. The Moon leaves the Earth’s shadow at 11:50pm MST.

Because the Moon is near its closest ap-

proach to Earth in its elliptical orbit, it is considered a supermoon eclipse. As such, a supermoon is about 7% larger than an average full moon.

Step outside during totality and observe

the reddish moon. Totality occurs when the body of the Earth completely blocks the Sun, as seen from the Moon. The Moon doesn’t disappear during totality because some sunlight passing through the Earth’s atmosphere is refracted in the direction of the Moon. During totality, mostly light toward the red end of the spectrum reaches the moon, hence the reddish color.

It’s hard to predict exactly how dark and

red the Moon will appear during totality since the amount and color of the Sun’s rays being bent by Earth’s atmosphere is affected by the amount of cloud cover, dust, and other variables within our atmosphere. You’ll just have to go outside and see for yourself.


details of all six meteor showers occurring in November, December, and January can be found in the event summary. New Mexico is also well-positioned for January’s total lunar eclipse. The Moon enters the Earth’s shadow at 8:34pm MST on January 20th. Totality begins at 9:41pm MST and lasts until 10:43pm


Orion and the winter Milky Way rise behind a windmill in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, is just to the left of the windmill.

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Here is a summary of night sky events occurring in November 2018 through January 2019: November 6: Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation from the Sun, favorably placed above the WSW horizon, just after sunset. November 7: New moon. November 11-12: The Northern Taurid meteor shower peaks on the night of November 11th and early morning of the 12th. At peak, you may see ten meteors an hour. The shower’s radiant is near the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. November 17-18: The Leonid meteor shower peaks with 10-15 meteors per hour possibly seen, once the moon sets on the pre-dawn mornings of the 17th and 18th. The shower’s radiant is inside ‘the sickle’ of the constellation Leo. November 22: The full Beaver moon occurs at 10:41pm MST (this moon coincides with the trapping of beavers, thus allowing indigenous people and early European settlers to gain pelts for warmth during winter). December 7: New moon. December 13-14: The Geminid meteor shower peaks. You may see 120 per hour between midnight and dawn on the 14th. December 15: Mercury is at greatest western elongation from the Sun, visible in the dawn sky. December 21: Winter solstice, representing the longest night of the year, occurs at 3:23pm MST. December 21-22: The Ursid meteor shower peaks, with ten meteors per hour. The full moon will interfere with viewing. December 22: The full Cold moon occurs at 10:49am MST. January 3-4: The Quadrantid meteor shower peaks in moonless skies, with up to 40 meteors per hour visible before dawn on the 4th. January 5: New moon. January 6: Venus is at greatest western elongation, visible for several hours before sunrise. January 20: Total eclipse of the full Wolf moon. Details are provided in the narrative. January 22: In the morning sky, Venus will pass within 2.4 degrees of Jupiter.

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Cygnus and the Milky Way shine above glowing farolitos in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Cassiopeia and the Double Cluster of Perseus (center), along with the Andromeda Galaxy (upper right) shine above the ranch house at Forked Lightning Ranch in Pecos National Monument, Pecos, New Mexico.


New Mexico Food Banks The New Mexico Association of Food Banks was formed in 2000 to support the member food banks around the state and administer state-wide programs and contracts. Our mission is to enhance the capacity of New Mexico’s food banks in order to build a well-nourished New Mexico. NMAFB mambers include: The Community Pantry - Gallup ECHO Food Bank - Farmington The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico - Clovis The Food Depot - Santa Fe Roadrunner Food Bank - Albuquerque

Adelante Cash and clothing donations accepted (SFPS Homeless youth and families services) 610 Alta Vista, Santa Fe, NM Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families 3130 Rufina St, Santa Fe, NM 87502 (505) 474-5536 Interfaith Community Shelter 505-795-7494 2801 Cerrillos Rd. – Shelter location Kitchen Angels Kitchen Angels prepares and delivers free, nutritious meals to Northern New Mexicans who are homebound and facing life challenging illnesses and conditions. 1222 Siler Rd. Santa Fe, NM 505-471-7780 St. Elizabeth Shelter 804 Alarid St. Santa Fe, NM (505) 982-6611


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“Honor someone special in your life with a donation to Bienvenidos Outreach in their name. This is a great gift for the person who has everything or for someone who loves to give back to their community. We will send out a lovely card to your honoree (all cards are made by local artists) and send you a notification when it goes out. Send us your information on the honoree (name and address) along with your check or give us a call to use a credit card. “ Bienvenidos Outreach 1511 5th Street Santa Fe, NM 505-986-0583

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Moriarty Bethel Community Store House “We provide services to our low-income neighbors in need. We help with food, clothing, furniture, household goods, seasonal help and referrals to other agencies for additional help.” 1719 4th St. Moriarty, NM 87035 Taos Taos Men’s Shelter


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Talking Talons The Talking Talons Thrift Store is located at 12159 State Highway North 14, Cedar Crest, NM These organizations work year-round to help animals. Consider a donation as part of your gift-giving plans.

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Espanola Valley Humane Society 108 Hamm Parkway Espanola, NM 87532 (505) 470-1278 Felines & Friends Santa Fe 369 Montezuma Ave. #320 Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 316-2281 Hawks Aloft - Albuquerque 6715 Eagle Rock Road, NE, Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87113 505 828-9455 New Mexico Animal Friends NMAF PO Box 40189 Albuquerque, NM 87196 Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (505) 881-7297

The Horse Shelter Phone: 471-6179 The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary 505-757-6817


People for Animal Welfare 505-466-1525 Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico 1680 N. Grand Avenue Las Vegas, NM 505 426-3289.

Animal Humane New Mexico Albuquerque (505) 255.5523

New Mexico Horse Rescue 198 Weimer Road N, Stanley, NM (505) 286-0779 Watermelon Mountain Ranch Going to the Dogs (and Cats) Thrift Store 4405 Jaguar Drive NW Rio Rancho, NM 87144 (505) 867-5347

Paws and Stripes - Albuquerque 617 Truman Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 999-1201

New Mexico Wildlife Center New Mexico Wildlife Center 19 Wheat Street, Espanola, NM 505-753-9505 Santa Fe Raptor Center El Rito, NM 505-699-0455 Since 2004, Santa Fe Raptor Center has provided care for injured birds around New Mexico with a focus on raptors. We work with many rehabbers throughout the state to provide thebest care for the birds as well as transportation to and from various locations. Our dedicated director and volunteers also play a crucial role in helping us transport, rehab, clean enclosures, and feed the birds in our care as well as educate the public on the benefits these animals have in our world. We also provide vital education about raptors and other birds to schools and our communities. Street Homeless Animal Project Santa Fe Street Homeless Animal Project - Santa Fe (505) 501 4933

The Trowel

& TRICKS TIPS GARDENING Gardening Retrospective It’s always good to review

how things went in the garden, after the season is over. One positive sign from this just completed season are the huge bags of carrots and turnips and multiple heads of cabbage in our fridge. We are also finishing up a lovely crop of tomatoes, picked green just before the temps plummeted. I cooked up one batch yesterday and strained the skins and seeds out to make a quart of tasty tomato juice.

It was a good gardening

year. We had great luck with the tomato varieties we purchased from a local grower. My favorite tomato is the Black Truffle, a lovely, heavy, pear type with loads of flavor and juice. It is also gorgeous with lovely magenta shades of red and some green tippling near the stem end. It is a nice slicer for sandwiches and salads. I intend to start my own plants next year and have already tracked down seed sources.


good producer was the old stand-by “Better Boy”, a traditional, full bodied, round tomatoes that sets on early and produces all season. It is the traditional round,

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globe-type and a nice slicer with rich flavor. We planted three types of cukes this year: Japanese Suyos, a “burpless” variety and Armenian. All are great especially when picked on the young side. Armenians can get pretty huge and then develop a fuzzy ribbed surface, which can be peeled off and seeds cleaned out. Our favorite is the Suyo which tends to stay slender and relatively seedless even when it gets to full size, which can be a foot and a half. They are the perfect size for my Bread and Butter pickles, when pushed through the slicer on my food processor.

We also like to make refrigerator pickles by slicing up cukes into vinegar and some water and garlic. Makes a mild, but tasty pickle. Cabbages:

this year we planted straight from seeds into the garden and used a variety of types, including small softball size heads as well as the late producing, larger, more pointed heads. We still have about 6 heads in our fridge and they should stay good for another month or more. We make

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cole slaw from the cabbages and our garden carrots. We also like cabbage in stews and soups and raw, like lettuce, in tacos and salads. I may never do cabbage plant starts inside again, as we have had exceptional crops the several years we have direct-planted the seeds right in the ground.

It was fun to see so much volunteer Basil coming up again this year, from plants we had purchased and planted three years ago. This is a variety of “holy” basil that has a lovely smell and flavor. It is also called Tulsi, and is supposed to help with stress. It seems to do very well here and spreads readily. It was so prolific in the cabbage bed that I had to dig up multiple plants and give them away to neighbors. ANON

Cucumber medley

The last of the tomatoes . . . Roasting chiles

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Geraniums and cabbages


Holiday Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Response by Dr. Jeffrey Meyer, DOM Post-traumatic stress (PTS) disorder/response can be debilitating. Many people aren’t aware that the feelings they are experiencing such as depression, anxiety or dread during the holiday season could be considered PTS. This reaction may seem strange to those who have wonderful holiday memories, but for others it may be a depressing or sad time of year. If a stressful experience is traumatic enough it can remain in our memory creating a yearly holiday PTS response. Whether you are experiencing PTS related to the holiday season or from past traumatic experiences, energetic based therapy such as Kototoma Inochi medicine can be very effective. Kototoma Inochi medicine is a form of Oriental Medicine that is unique and profound. It combines traditional Japanese energetic/pulse diagnosis with the principle of Kototama Futomani and Western medical theory.

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Note: If Oriental does not resonate with you, other modalities such as psychology and/or hypnotherapy can also be very helpful in reducing PTS symptoms.

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They have simple yet rich

flavors – cinnamon, sugar and anise – that melt in your mouth. These cookies are essential to weddings, graduations, and anniversaries and of course the Holidays. Servings: 4 dozen cookies


(bizcochito) State Cookie of New Mexico: http://www.sos.state. State_Symbols.aspx#cookie

The New Mexico Legislature adopted the biscochito (bizcochito) as the official state cookie in 1989. This act made New Mexico the first state to have an official state cookie. The biscochito is a small anise-flavored cookie, which was brought to New Mexico by the early Spaniards. The cookie is used during special celebrations, wedding receptions, baptisms, Christmas season, and other holidays.   It was chosen to help maintain traditional home-baked cookery. Biscochitos: New Mexico’s state cookie (from New Mexico Secretary of State):

Ingredients: 6 cups flour 1/4 tsp. salt 3 tsp. baking powder 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 tsp. anise seeds 2 eggs 2 cups lard 1/4 cup brandy 1/4 cup sugar 1 Tbs. cinnamon

Ingredients: 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1½ tsp baking powder 1 to 1½ tsp ground anise ½ tsp salt ½ pound lard, softened ½ cup plus 1 Tbs sugar 1 large egg 2 Tbs sweet white wine, brandy, or rum, or apple or pineapple juice ¼ cup sugar and ¾ tsp ground cinnamon for the topping

Directions: - Sift flour with baking powder and salt - In separate bowl, cream lard with sugar and anise seeds until fluffy. - Beat in eggs one at a time. - Mix in flour and brandy until well blended. Refrigerate 2-3 hours. -Turn dough out on floured board and pat or roll to 1/4 or 1/2-inch thickness. - Cut into shapes (the fleurde-lis is traditional). - Dust with mixture of sugar and cinnamon. - Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 or until browned.

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Directions: - Sift together the flour, baking powder, anise, and salt and set aside. - Beat the lard in an electric mixer, gradually adding the sugar, and beat until extremely fluffy and light,


about 8 minutes. Don’t shortcut this step. Stop the mixer every couple of minutes and scrape the sides of the mixing bowl. - Add the egg, followed by the wine, and continue beating. - Mix in the dry ingredients, adding about onethird of the mixture at a time. Stop the mixer as you make each addition, and beat no longer than necessary to incorporate the dry ingredients. A stiff pie-crust type of dough is what you’re seeking. - Chill the dough for about 15 minutes for easy handling. - Preheat the oven to 350 - Roll out the dough ¼-inch thick on a floured work surface and cut with a paring knife into a fleur de lis, or cut with a small cookie cutter. Avoid handling the dough anymore than necessary, one of the keys to the melt-in-yourmouth texture. - Transfer the cookies to ungreased cookie sheets. - Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until just set and pale golden. - While the cookies bake stir together the topping. - When the cookies are done, cool for just a minute or two on the baking sheets, then gently dunk the top of each in the cinnamon-sugar. - Transfer to absorbent paper to finish cooling.



( This savory New Mexican stew is almost always served on Saint’s Day feasts at the pueblos and at Christmas and New Year’s gatherings of families and friends. You can also enjoy it for dinner as a side for enchiladas. Servings: 8 Ingredients: 6 dried New Mexican red chile pods, stemmed and seeded 1 to 1½ pounds pork shoulder or loin, trimmed of surface fat, cut into bite size cubes, or 1 or 2 pigs’ feet Water 2 pounds frozen posole or 1 pound dried posole 2 medium onions, chopped 6 to 10 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbs plus 1 tsp salt, or more to taste Directions: - If you will be using frozen

posole, first combine the chile pods with the pork in a Dutch oven or large pot, and simmer together in 4 quarts of water for about 30 minutes. Then add the frozen posole and cook about 30 minutes more. - If your posole is dried, add it with the chile, pork, and 6 quarts of water and simmer together for about 1 hour. - Stir in the onions, garlic, and salt and continue to simmer over a low fire until the posole is soft. Expect the remaining cooking to take another 30 minutes for frozen posole and at least 1 more hour if dried. Do not be surprised if it takes a bit longer. - Serve hot in bowls with some of the liquid, or drain it with a slotted spoon and serve it on the side with other plated foods. - This sauce will keep up to 6 days refrigerated and freezes well.

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Use the sauce in enchiladas, burritos, tamales, or smothered on top of basically anything. This sauce will keep up to 6 days refrigerated and freezes well. Servings: 4 cups Ingredients: 8 ounces (about 20 to 25) dried whole red New Mexican chile pods, mild, medium, hot, or a combination 4 cups water or chicken stock (divided use) 2 Tbs vegetable oil 1 medium onion, minced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 to 2 tsp crumbled dried Mexican oregano, or marjoram 1 tsp salt, or more to taste


Directions: - Toast dried whole chile pods in a heavy skillet over medium heat until they are warm and release their fragrance, 1 to 2 minutes per side. - Remove the chiles from the skillet immediately.

When cool enough to handle, break each chile pod into several pieces (wearing rubber or plastic gloves if your skin is sensitive), discarding the stem and seeds. - Place half the chile pieces in a blender and pour in one-half of the water or stock. Puree until mostly smooth but with a few flecks of chile still visible in the liquid. - Warm the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté several minutes until the onion is limp. - Pour in the blended chile mixture, then add oregano and salt. - Puree the remaining chiles with the remaining water and pour it into the sauce in the pan. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for a total of 20 to 25 minutes. - After about 15 minutes, taste the sauce and adjust seasonings. When ready, the sauce will be cooked down enough to coat a spoon thickly but still drop off of it easily. Use warm or refrigerate for later use.




says holidays to many New Mexicans like a warm tamale. Unwrapping the tamale is like unwrapping a little present. Tamales consist of a cornmeal dough made from hominy (called masa) and are usually filled with sweet or savory filling, wrapped in corn husks and steamed until firm. Tamales were one of the staples found by the Spanish when they first arrived in Mexico. These pork and red chile tamales from ABQ cuisine expert Gwyneth Doland’s cookbook “Tantalizing Tamales” are some of the most common tamales in the Southwest. This recipe produces enough pork filling to make another batch of tamales, but you can always just use the extra pork for burritos or freeze it for later use. About 24 tamales Ingredients: 2 ½ pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat 6 cloves garlic, peeled 1 tsp black peppercorns 2 bay leaves 1 tsp salt Water 4 cups red chile sauce


C h i l e - Pe c a n Sauce for Turkey

About 2 pounds of masa At least 36 softened corn husks, plus 36 strips for tying (Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Alters Jamison)


a New Mexican Thanksgiving table, it’s not the least bit uncommon to find red chile sauce alongside gravy, for ladling over turkey and mashed potatoes. This sauce can substitute for either, combining some of the best of both. I find the pecan crunch a welcome addition to the soft textures common to the holiday’s main dishes. Try the sauce some other time with grilled pork tenderloin.

Directions: - Arrange the pork shoulder in a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed stockpot. Add the garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves and salt. Add enough cold water to cover by several inches. Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for about 2 hours. - Transfer the pork to a cutting board and allow it to rest 20 minutes. Using two forks, shred the meat. - In a bowl, combine 2 cups of the shredded pork with enough New Mexico red chile sauce to thoroughly moisten the meat. - To assemble the tamales, spread about ½ cup masa onto the center of each corn husk. Spoon some of the shredded pork filling down the center of the dough. - Fold and tie the tamale; repeat with the remaining ingredients and husks. - Steam the tamales for 1 hour - Serve slathered with the remaining New Mexico red chile sauce.

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Ingredients: 1 Tbs vegetable oil 2 to 3 Tbs minced shallots 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tbs ground dried New Mexican red chile 2 cups chicken or turkey stock, preferably a low-sodi-

um variety 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbs unsalted butter 2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted briefly in a dry skillet until fragrant Sea salt or kosher salt Directions: - Warm oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic and sauté until softened and lightly colored, about 5 minutes. - Stir in red chile and cook about 1 more minute, until fragrant. - Pour in stock and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer mixture until it has reduced by approximately one-third, about 20 minutes. (Sauce can be made ahead to this point, early in the day. Reheat before proceeding.) - Whisk butter into sauce until melted. Stir in pecans and add salt as needed. Serve warm.

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Artist Profile: Barbara Davis Lawrence A retrospective showing of a life’s work as a fine art painter

Barbara Lawrence was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. At the age of two, she moved with her parents to New York City, When she was a very young girl, she moved with her mother and brother, Fred, to an apartment at 817 West End Avenue. Although she lived in and traveled to many different places over the years, that address was always the safe haven for her heart and soul. She grew up, went to college, and was married there. And she came to live there for the last fifteen years of her life. Barbara attended Columbia University after her graduation from high school in 1948. For a brief time she worked as a fashion reporter for Women’s Wear Daily. In 1951 she married Marshall Lumsden, and together they had three daughters — Amy, Jane, and Abigail. She had always been interested in art, and when the family moved back to New York from Atlanta, she began to paint in earnest, studying the “light effect” approach to oil painting at the Red Barn studio in Ridgewood. She became adept at still life, portraits, and landscapes. After a move to Southern California in 1965, and a divorce in 1972, Barbara’s approach to painting became deeper and more intensely personal. She returned to school to earn a Masters degree in Fine Arts at UCLA in 1975. In 1993, following the death of her brother, Barbara returned to 817 West End Avenue. She continued to be a prolific painter, and became an artist-in-residence at St. John the Divine Cathedral where her work was exhibited until ill health forced her into inactivity. In life she was as vivid as the paintings she produced — vivacious, arresting and full of humor and mystery. She will be missed by her daughters, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and her many devoted friends. Biography written by ex husband Marshall Lumsden The Corridor Quarterly Magazine

Jane Lumsden, Las Vegas business owner (Semilla Natural Foods), artist and a daughter of Barbara Davis Lawrence, has assembled a comprehensive retrospective showing of her mother’s artwork in a very special show in the Kennedy Gallery at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. While growing up Jane was always aware of art and her mother’s sense of color and balance in her artwork. Jane is also an accomplished painter and sculptor. Her pieces have been shown in galleries and collected. As an adult Jane became interested in metal casting and fell in love with the art form. As one of David Lobdell’s early students (David chairs the Department of Visual and Performing Art at Highlands) at NMHU, Jane experienced first hand the thrill and satisfaction of learning the process of creating molds and pouring molten metal to form her metal art pieces. Jane would like to invite everyone to visit Las Vegas this November to view her mother’s lifework of art and to experience the campus at NMHU and her fun town of Las Vegas, New Mexico, “the Original Las Vegas” and visit her store at 510 University Ave where they have been providing healthy alternatives since 1971.


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Art by Jane Lumsden

NMHU Professor David Lobdell receives an award

New Mexico Highlands professor David Lobdell recently took home first place honors in a juried Rocky Mountain Region sculpture show.

"Take Me Home by the Fire Road" Barbara Davis Lawrence Retrospective November 2 - December 4, 2018 Reception Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:00 - 5:00 PM

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Minimum 24-month service term. Equipment lease fee is $9.99/mo or $10.00/mo. Taxes Apply. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

The Corridor Quarterly Magazine Winter 2018  
The Corridor Quarterly Magazine Winter 2018