Taking Root in Albuquerque
By Mina Yamashita
Beneficial Farms Community Supported Agriculture
I'm glad that eating organic is easier than it used to be. Conventional supermarkets offer some organic produce. Natural food markets abound. It might be time to join a community farm program such as Beneficial Farms CSA, which has been active in Santa Fe since 1994 and is now enrolling members in Albuquerque.
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Where salsa is music, Habaneros are people and pork is king
By Ari LeVaux
It came as a surprise to me that Cuban food isn’t spicy, especially since residents of the Cuban capital La Habana bear the name of the famously hot habanero chile pepper. I carried my ignorance all the way to Cuba, where I once lead a group of students to study Cuban agriculture. My expectation for spicy food, coupled with a poor grasp of Spanish, raised eyebrows at a farm when I asked about their pepinos picantes. One of my students explained to me that pepino means cucumber (but c'mon, doesn't pepino kind of sound like "little pepper?").
7th Annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest
By Cerridwen Stucky
Children and adults are invited to enter a gingerbread house inspired by a Pueblo village, house, community, church or historic building. Entries accepted Nov. 27-Dec. 7.
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7th Annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
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