My turn: Border collie slow to mature

It has been two years now since we were adopted, or perhaps I should say assaulted, by a young border collie cross who showed up on a chilly afternoon to wreak havoc on our lives. After a fruitless attempt to find her owners (who we suspect may have been hiding nearby, chuckling with glee), we [...]

Freedom must be balanced with responsibility

My mother was a homemaker. She made every old ranch house we lived in a comfortable home, which usually was not easy. She also was a neatness freak. Dishes were washed immediately after each meal — no waiting till later allowed. This was before automatic dishwashers, understand. Also, all beds were made first thing after [...]

Gluten-free dishes featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on gluten-free vegetarian dishes, accessorizing in the home and color diffusing will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Whole grains and beans are healthy, low-cost options for the 3 percent of Americans who are vegetarians. Carol Fenster will demonstrate cooking gluten-free vegetarian dishes that [...]

Club notes — Aug. 29

Friendship Rebekah Lodge The Friendship Rebekah Lodge held its regular meeting 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at 405 Main St. Members discussed and made plans for the upcoming rummage sale, which is to be Sept. 3-4 at 8 a.m. It will be a clean up sale and will have a variety of things, such as chairs, [...]

Healthy desserts featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making healthy desserts and side dishes, and making art to wear or for the home will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Andrew Clarke, director of dealer development with Saladmaster, will demonstrate some healthy desserts and side dishes using a [...]

Program features peanuts

By Sheryl Borden: PNT Columnist Information on preparing side dishes with pecans and helping children develop their self-esteem will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Ann Cox, food specialist with the Western Pecan Growers Assn. in College Station, Texas., says that vegetables, side dishes [...]

Stuffing stands test of time

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer In this area, one of the traditional dishes served at Thanksgiving is cornbread stuffing or dressing. Out at Roosevelt General Hospital, the Thanksgiving day buffet will include all the traditional foods such as ham, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and of course, cornbread stuffing, said Pam Bernier, RGH dietary [...]

Music makes everything better

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico I remember when a new priest, Father Juan Montoya, came to Portales in the 1980s. At the end of his first Mass he said, “Now let’s go home and do some gringo house cleaning!” I’m not exactly sure what he meant by that. I think he meant some deep [...]

Taquerias offer authentic Mexico taste

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers A taqueria is a small taco stand popular along the beaches and city streets of Mexico. In the High Plains, however, a taqueria is a brightly-painted restaurant offering authentic Mexican cuisine. Taqueria Jalisco and La Espiga de Oro of Clovis and La Paz restaurante in Portales are not your typical [...]

Washing dishes: Chore made of memories

Helena Rodriguez : Freedom Newspapers I’m waiting a week to reveal my New Year’s resolutions for two reasons. • I need to make sure they don’t fall apart by next week. • There’s a more pressing matter: dirty dishes. Dirty dishes are a critical issue. In fact, there’s probably some dirty dishes sitting in your [...]