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Flapjacks With All The Trimmings At Cowboy Breakfast Sept. 7

on September 2, 2014 - 9:09am

Meet the Folks Behind Mendez Produce

on September 2, 2014 - 8:20am

Co-owner Trinidad Mendez of Mendez Produce. Courtesy photo

LAFM News:

Trinadad  and Felicia Mendez have been selling produce at the Los Alamos Farmers Market for eight years.

Their son Luis often helps at the market, but as soon as school starts his mom is back to running the booth alone.  She said Luis is always busy with school, football and all the other things going on in his life. He is the youngest of three kids, two boys and a girl. Luis wants to join the USMC, after finishing high school.

Co-owner Felicia Mendez of Mendez Produce. Courtesy photo

The Mendez farm started in the

Food on the Hill: Goat Cheese and Cranberry Appetizers

on September 2, 2014 - 7:21am
 
This Week's Recipe: Goat Cheese and Cranberry Appetizers
 
Ingredients:
 
Puff pastry, thawed
Goat cheese
Can of whole cranberry sauce (like the sauce your mom would serve at Thanksgiving)
1 egg, beaten
 
Directions:
 
Cut the puff pastry sheets into 1/3’s  and then again into squares. Take a few spoonful’s of the cranberry sauce and put it into a sieve. Rinse it under running water until most of the sauce is rinsed away.
 
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
 
Place some of the goat cheese and some of the cranberry’s in the center of each square of puff pastry.  Fold

Harkey: Outrunning Modern Tigers

on August 31, 2014 - 8:21am
By MICHELLE HARKEY
Body-Connection Coach & LMT
 
You've probably all heard of the fight-flight-freeze response, which the body and mind employ to survive stressful or life-threatening situations. That rush of adrenaline, which made it possible for our early ancestors to flee from saber tooth tigers or fight bands of marauders still shows up in our modern lives but what we do with it is much different.

The complex combination of chemicals released by a stress response inhibits digestion and immune response and increases blood pressure, respiration and blood to the limbs.

Herbal Wisdom: Boost Your Immunity For The Change Of Season

on August 30, 2014 - 8:06am
Herbal Wisdom
Boost Your Immunity For The Change Of Season
By KRISTI BEGUIN

The start of the school year reminds us that cold and flu season is not too far away. There are many ways that medicinal herbs and foods and lifestyle choices can help to boost immune function. Your daily habits, including the foods you eat and your exercise and sleep routines, have a significant effect on your immune strength. Even if your lifestyle choices are exemplary, environmental toxins, chronic or extreme stress, and the wear and tear of aging can all weaken immunity.

The immune system includes the thymus

Solo Traveler: Habits

on August 29, 2014 - 12:17pm
Solo Traveler: Habits
By SHERRY HARDAGE

We all have valuable habits, like brushing and flossing our teeth, or putting things back where they belong after using them.

Habits are quite valuable while traveling, too, though it’s easy to forget all habits when you’re outside of a comfortable routine. 

I experienced a couple of disorganized trips before discovering that I needed to come up with some habits, practice them so they would actually BE habits, and then use them all the time at home as well as on the road. Life got a lot easier when there was a system in place.

I used to take

RTD's Blue Buses Not in Service Labor Day

on August 29, 2014 - 10:16am

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 

Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will resume Tuesday, Sept. 2.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses over 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the counties of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos;

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