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Food on the Hill: Caesar Salad Dressing

on December 26, 2012 - 6:40am

"Food on the Hill" by Sue York

This week's recipe:

Caesar Salad Dressing

Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com

ingredients

  • 1 cup mayo
  •  1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2(+) cup good grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup of regular Parmesan cheese (Kraft)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1to 1 1/2  tablespoon anchovy paste
  • 6-8 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes,crushed

directions

Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
mix and chill
 
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com

notes

good as a dip for veggies or best on whole fresh

Column: Ending the Year Contemplating Growth

on December 23, 2012 - 8:27am
By Harry Hertz, Director
Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

I always like to end a year with an optimistic view of the future. This year, MESA became the sixth two-time winner of the Baldrige Award; all six winners having experienced growth between the times they received the award.

That fact led me to contemplate factors leading to the sustainability and growth of any business or enterprise.

In a brief research study that the Baldrige Program conducted last year, we realized that the then five two-time recipients of the Baldrige Award represented very different industries, company

Column: A World of Music

on December 23, 2012 - 6:06am
By Richard Hannamann
A World of Music
 
To recap (and slightly expand): sound is vibration traveling through a medium and music can be described as sound in a combinatory variety of frequency and rhythm produced by intent as an expression of sentient experience.
 
It's kind of a nifty definition because it is non-anthropomorphic – it applies just as well to Klingon opera as to Mozart. But it may be, as all definitions are, somewhat limited.
 
We speak of "songbirds" and "the songs of birds", or the "music of the stream", and other similar references to "music" which don't quite fit the

Letter to the Editor: Second Amendment Thoughts

on December 22, 2012 - 10:36am
By William C. Mead
Los Alamos

I have been deeply saddened by the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn., Nobody should have to endure such senseless violence. And Newtown is only one of a string of recent mass murders.

My views of gun ownership have become more definite. As a result, I have created a petition on the White House petitions site, "We the People" (WtP), displayed below. I hope you will carefully consider the issue. The rationale for my view is discussed on CNN at http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-899792

I understand that many Americans do not agree with my viewpoint, perhaps

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Column: Looming REAL ID Act Deadline

on December 20, 2012 - 10:36am
Column by Stephanie Garcia Richard
State Representative Elect, District 43

Over the past few weeks several community members have contacted me about the REAL ID Act and a looming Jan. 15 deadline.

The primary concern is that New Mexico is currently not in compliance with the REAL ID Act.

This means New Mexicans may not be able to use their drivers’ licenses to board commercial airlines after Jan. 15.

If this occurs, it could have alarming effects on our state and community. Public concern over this issue has been heightened by recent news stories and statements from public officials.

Letter to the Editor: Oh, What To Do ...

on December 20, 2012 - 7:39am
By JJ Maier
Los Alamos

This is a mental health crisis brought to the front by an horrific tragedy.

We must undo the damage done by the Reagan and subsequent administrations/congresses when they eliminated the mental health help/care we were providing to people in need.

Because this is such a complex and mea culpa issue, the media and many short-sighted folks will try to make it a gun issue, which is way simpler.

Take away all guns and mentally sick folks will use knives and rocks. Please, let’s get this runaway train on the right track at least. Thank You!


 

 

Money IQ: Small Business Loans

on December 19, 2012 - 10:49am
Money IQ
By Al Hernandez
 
Small Business Loans

The challenges of obtaining a small business loan continue to frustrate budding entrepreneurs and as well as established small business owners alike.

Small business loans are generally defined as those seeking credit of $1 million or less. Financial institutions are less likely to lend in today’s environment and the reasons are many - a still weak but slowly improving economy, tightened bank underwriting standards, ever changing bank regulations, and or increased fear or skepticism with lending to newer firms or start-up businesses.

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