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Liddie’s Traditional NM Dishes: Braised Lamb Chops

on April 1, 2018 - 8:23am
Braised lamb shoulder chops. Photo by Liddie Martinez
Española Valley
Spring always reminds me of the savory lamb dishes my Mom and Grandma made for our family gatherings.
My Grandfather and uncles were all sheep herders and lamb was a regular entre for our evening meals. Living on a farm meant nothing was wasted and so while the more expensive cuts of meat, like leg of lamb, were saved for family celebrations, slow cooking less expensive cuts brought out the wonderful flavor and tender texture we all craved.
The house would fill with an amazing aroma that

Scenes From Pilgrimage To El Santuario de Chimayo

on March 31, 2018 - 10:52am

Scene on Good Friday of the faithful making their pilgimage to El Santuario de Chimayo, a place of worship since before its construction in 1813. For generations, people of faith have traveled to the site to ask for healing for themselves and others, and to offer prayers of petition and thanksgiving for favors received. Thousands of pilgrims walk to El Santuario during Holy Week. Following a long tradition of miraculous shrines, El Santuario is now one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage centers in the United States, attracting more than 300,000 pilgrims annually.

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Easter Eggs

on March 30, 2018 - 9:52am

Los Alamos

From my personal experience, I much prefer the Easter holiday rituals to the Christmas traditions. Christmas comes with high expectations, expense and stress. Easter is about relaxing and enjoying family.

The thrill of Christmas is over in a blur of gift wrap. The Easter egg hunt can last all day long. As long as there is someone to hide the eggs, there will be children eager to find them.

There is a lot of time, money and energy spent on the planning and preparing of the traditional Christmas Dinner. Easter Brunch is easy-breezy.

Smart Design With Suzette: Stylish Breakfast Nooks

on March 30, 2018 - 8:02am
Beautiful breakfast nook. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

I am obsessed with breakfast nooks. There’s something so inviting about them. You can turn an open space near the kitchen into a cozy spot to enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon tea with a friend and create a special place for casual meals that brings the family together at mealtime. Whether you have room for a banquette that seats a dozen or just a comfortable spot for two, you can create a charming nook.

Here are a few tips and some beautiful photos for your inspiration.

Match your table to the shape of your space

TopNotch Pilates Expands With New Location And Equipment

on March 29, 2018 - 5:01pm
Bill and Lynn Godwin on the reformer. TopNotch Pilates specializes in duet sessions as well as private one-on-one sessions. Courtesy photo
Scott Backhaus demonstrating the beginning of a hanging pull-up on the Cadillac Trapeze Table. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

TopNotch Pilates has a new home at 166 East Gate Dr. in Los Alamos. The new space is three times the size of the old in order to accommodate new equipment and growing clientele, owner and teacher Sabrina Svard said.

Svard has a loyal following of clients.

“Pilates breaks

Passover: A Celebration Of Freedom

on March 29, 2018 - 8:02am

Jacob Sigeti reads from the Haggadah, containing the story of the Exodus from Egypt during a Seder meal at his home in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Passover begins Friday at sundown. On the first two nights of the eight-day Passover observance, Jews hold a family feast and celebration, the Seder, a ritual meal that includes four cups of wine, the eating of matzah (unleavened bread) and bitter herbs and the telling of the story of Exodus.

In Hebrew it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass