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Mountain Mail announcement

We regret to report that we are not able to continue publishing the Mountain Mail. We have enjoyed the experience of serving Magdalena, Socorro County and west central New Mexico during the past two years. Thank you all for your [more]

Magdalena Marshal's Blotter

Magdalena Marshal's BlotterThe following items were taken from reports at the Magdalena Marshal's office. June 3 An officer was called to a residence on Kelly Road at 8 p.m. reference to a verbal domestic. The parties were separated. No charges were filed.   An officer took [more]

County activates mass notification program

County activates mass notification programSocorro County's Office of Emergency Management, headed by Fred Hollis, has adopted the Code Red system for informing all residents of needed information in times of emergencies. According to Jerry Wheeler, the system can be used activated for any type of [more]

Magdalena Ranger District Expands Fire Restrictions

Magdalena Ranger District Expands Fire Restrictions The Cibola National Forest and Grasslands’ Magdalena Ranger District is expanding fire restrictions. Effective 8 a.m. on Monday, June 17, the San Mateo, Datil and Magdalena Mountain units will begin Stage II fire restrictions. “The Magdalena Ranger District continues to experience [more]

Highway 60 repaving

Highway 60 repavingThe New Mexico Department of Transportation will be working with Cutler Repaving on Highway 60 between Magdalena and Socorro. Cutler Repaving will be performing an overlay method in order to preserve the longevity of the roadway. Work will be conducted [more]

Village Of Magdalena Water Restrictions as of June 14, 2013

All outdoor use of Village water is prohibited, including but not limited to ·         Outdoor watering is prohibited unless using non-potable (private well) water ·         All vehicle washing is prohibited ·         Filling or refilling swimming pools is prohibited ·         Use of Village water from [more]

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Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

Let the March winds blow! I’m in the kitchen.

By Nancy Newberry

As I write this today, it is sunny, but the wind is fierce, and not particularly warm. March is a bit of a dud in the food event universe. Mardi Gras is past, and this issue will arrive a little late to help you plan an Oscar party, unless you’re only making popcorn, which I think you can handle on your own. You can all feel free to dye your food (and your beer) green on the 17th of March, of course. For my taste winter is lingering a bit long, but this gives me a chance to share three recipes I really love with you. I hope that these recipes will get you through winter’s last blast.

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Burnin’ Love

By Nancy Newberry

February makes me nostalgic. Though the holidays proper seem to bring a lot of expectations, Valentine’s Day is a holiday to play with.
I believe that anything in (or on) a heart-shaped dish spells love. Ever since my quiet Aunt Jeanette delighted me with a heart-shaped cake pan – I was probably 8 – I’ve had the packrat’s impulse to collect hearts.

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Apples, Amplified

by Nancy Newberry

I’ve been playing with my favorite apple crisp recipe for a long time. It started when I had three young apple trees in my back yard that would produce a handful of apples each. William’s Pride was bright and sweet for eating straight from the tree, Liberty looked like the broad-shouldered dark red tart apple you’d put on a teacher’s desk, and the third one? Well, it’s been, as I say, a long time.

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Rockin’ the Brown Bag: School Lunch Improv(ed)

by Nancy Newberry

School’s in, the routine is set, and lunch is already boring. Adventurous kids everywhere are rolling their eyes at the sandwich, apple, and cookie routine (except for the cookie, of course).

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Cheery Cherries from the Muggy Midwest

By Nancy Newberry

Your faithful food writer is on location in Michigan, my home state, where cherries rule. The Montmorency cherry, tart, light red, and intense, is, well, let me put it this way: it’s the Hatch Big Jim Chile of the Midwest, no roasting required. The Montmorency, an old French cherry variety, has been grown here since the 1850’s; near what is now Traverse City.

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Summertime, and the Livin’ is Local

By Nancy Newberry

Summer is the time for big flavor, and cool times in the kitchen. It’s time to leave baking and braising behind and make life easy. Every week, some wonderful fruit or vegetable reaches its peak, and I’m a big fan of eating it then, and only then. Two things capture early summer for me: ripe cantaloupe and fresh basil.

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