Food at the speed of life: Farmers’ market offers fresh ingredients

With farmers’ markets starting to sell home-grown tomatoes and basil, I had just the opportunity to try a healthy recipe with them. “Mozzarella and Tomato Salad” comes from Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyer’s cookbook “Fast and Fabulous.” My work schedule often makes getting to the Portales Farmers’ Market at 5 p.m. difficult, but […]

Food at the speed of life: Ingredients give sandwich unique taste

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If you’re looking for a change from the ol’ ham and cheese, I have a sandwich with a unique flavor for you. A globe-trotting free spirit of a guy introduced me to a couple of sandwich ideas that I combined for the following: “The Hawke” • 1/2 to 1/4 of an avocado, sliced • 1/2 […]

Food at the speed of life: Salad has special kick

Prowling through recipes on a website the other day, I discovered a great idea: mangos and balsamic vinaigrette in a salad. I put the two with some other ingredients and had a tasty light meal or side salad. It’s healthy, simple and a change of pace. The sweet mango and the tangy basalmic vinegar play […]

Food at the Speed of Life: Try experimenting with muffin mixes

The quickest route to muffins is a boxed mix, and mixes take a step up with easy added ingredients. I did a little research after my supervisor, Robin Fornoff, asked about muffin recipes. I checked a lot of labels to see which mixes had the fewest calories and no trans-fat-carrying hydrogenated ingredients. To save you […]

God, Jesus ingredients that transform lives

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist A childhood friend of mine visited an upscale, gourmet bakery in New York City. She was fascinated with the variety of breads she found displayed there. Bread was in various shapes and textures. There was black pumpernickel bread and white potato bread, and hundreds of varieties in between. Some breads […]

Meth labs seized

Freedom New Mexico Law enforcement officials seized ingredients and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine Sunday at two Roosevelt County locations in Roosevelt County, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said two suspects in the case were arrested on outstanding warrants. He said investigators are pursuing […]

Three Smithsonian exhibits scheduled

ENMU Hosting Smithsonian Exhibit “Local Flavor Day” on March 9 PORTALES–The Smithsonian Exhibit, Key Ingredients: America by Food, will host “Local Flavor Day” from 1:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 9 in Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building Ballroom.   The day will consist of several presentations about local ingredients with food samples.  Some of the […]

Smithsonian exhibit opens at ENMU

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Chocolate grenades and aprons from various decades dating back to the 1940s were just a few of the things visitors experienced at the opening ceremonies of “Key Ingredients, America By Food,” Saturday. The traveling Smithsonian Institute exhibit, currently calling Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library home, celebrates food and […]

Answer when Ruidoso calls

Clyde Davis Personally, I’ve never needed a good reason to go to Ruidoso — a western Pennsylvania boy gets homesick for land that isn’t flat, anyway. However, in this column, with summer stretching out before us, I’m going to give you several good reasons. One reason, of course, is the relative cost. You can do […]

Meth program gets state attention

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer While prosecuting a methamphetamine manufacturer in 2002, District Attorney Matthew Chandler heard the words that inspired him to attack the drug head-on. After the Albuquerque man was convicted for manufacturing methamphetamine in a Clovis hotel, the judge asked him why he’d set up shop in Clovis. His response, according […]

Cheese waste could feed pigs

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer A manufacturer of animal food is one of two companies that have indicated an interest in moving to Clovis, thanks to the Southwest Cheese Co. plant, said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. International Ingredients is in discussions with Clovis city officials to build a […]