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Natural Seasonal Allergy Relief

Whether you’ve liked being home-bound during the pandemic or not, it has brought many of us tremendous allergy relief.  Now that it’s time to get out and about again, we are met with that familiar fine, yellow powder coating everything.  And the winds that spread it have also arrived.  Forecast:…

Stress Leads to Disease

Getting through flu season means first navigating the holiday season well. If you are a student taking exams this week, a working parent with school-age kids home for two weeks, a grandparent bummed not to be with family this year, or anyone feeling overwhelmed by a holiday shopping list, THIS…

Avoiding Cold & Flu

Is it a coincidence that cold and flu season starts right after Halloween?  I don’t know about you, but I’ve dipped into my kids’ candy stash more than once this weekend and we’re starting into the two months when I make the least healthy choices all year:  sugary desserts, cocktail parties, cheese…

Feeding Healthy Kids, one parent’s guide

By Kelly Egolf, Founder of Verde Food Company and mother of a child, with multiple food allergies I have a secret to share.  I have a hard time getting my kids to eat healthy foods.  Okay, I admit that I probably set a ridiculously high bar (or so my husband says), but it's still a lot of effort.…

Vitamins vs. Veggies

When I was a kid, I loved the Flintstone vitamin that was set next to my breakfast each morning. I mean, what kid wouldn’t enjoy a candy like pill with their breakfast? As a teenager, I took an iron supplement because of a doctor’s recommendation.  As a college student, I took fish oil capsules…

Pioneering Food Today

A couple of weeks ago, Lizz and I were at the Organic Farming Conference and were truly inspired by the keynote speech delivered by Gary Gundersen of Mr. G’s Farm. I dare you to read it and resist the urge to start gardening right away.  (It’s only barely March, after all.) Gary Gundersen NM…

Trash Talk

Above image from http://gazasia.com/biogas-source/landfill-sites-2/ This morning, I grabbed a coffee from a great local shop. After finishing the last drop, I went to dispose of the cup. Just before tossing it, I noticed the label on the clear plastic read compostable and I thought, maybe the best…

Listen to your Gut

We all did it.  Ate a slightly larger piece of pie, tried every kind of cheese on the party platter, had that second glass of champagne.  And it’s okay, it was the holidays.  All this cheer, however, can leave us feeling sluggish, uninspired and much less shiny than we did a few weeks before.  It’s…

What (and Who) “Local” Really Looks Like

By Gabriella Marks, Santa Fe photographer As a farm-to-table photographer, I have the distinct pleasure of going out to see and document first-hand the amazing abundance of fresh produce that our regional farmers cultivate. I call my photographic subject “farm to table”, but in truth, it’s the…

Slowing Down for Family

My grandfather is making his annual sojourn to Santa Fe this month. It is a highlight of our summer every year. For an 89 year old man, he has the get-up-and-go of a man 20 years younger. A veteran of both World War II in the Korean War, he is my hero. Everything changes in our house when Pappy…