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A Natural Approach: Whole foods, in your diet or as a beauty product, do wonders for skin and scalp
Whole foods, in your diet or as a beauty product, do wonders for skin and scalp. Sharon passes on some expert advice about natural products.
By Sharon Niederman

A Time to Sow, A Time to Reap
Sharon explains that “A curious little objet d’art helps me remember I’m not all work and no play.”
Story by Sharon Niederman
Photographs by Jeff Edgar

Bargain Dining in Santa Fe
While it’s always fun to splurge at the Compound for dinner, Santa Fe visitors in the know can navigate the restaurant scene and discover a delightful variety of excellent little spots that will not bust the budget.
By Sharon Niederman
Sharon Niederman photo
Book Cover photo Ken Gallard

Can a horse that evolved in the rugged volcanic terrain of Iceland live happily in the sunny Southwest?
You bet, say New Mexico’s Icelandic horse aficionados. Sharon explains why this some what exotic breed is growing in popularity.
Story by Sharon Niederman
Photographs by Sharon Niederman

Chile Time
From Chope’s south of Las Cruces to Garcia’s Kitchen in Albuquerque to the Horseman’s Haven in Santa Fe to Orlando’s in Taos, the pursuit of the most flavorful — or the hottest — chile remains a personal quest akin to proving one’s honor. (This article includes recipes.)
Story by Sharon Niederman
Photograph and Recipes by Sharon Niederman

Close to Home
A Little Bit Country, a little bit rock ‘n roll

How many of you savvy travelers can look upon a trip to Clovis, New Mexico as an opportunity for a wild shopping spree?
Story by Sharon Niederman
Photograph by Sharon Niederman

Eklund Artifacts on Display at Herzstein Memorial Museum
The historic Eklund Hotel re-opened in April, 2004 and some of the the artifacts are now back in their old home, while some remain on display at the Herzstein.
Story by Sharon Niederman
Photograph from the Herzstein Memorial Museum

Elegant access
With the implementation of the principles of universal design, and the common-sense adaptations it offers, life in that “dream home” is available to everyone.
Story by Sharon Niederman
photo by Jack Parsons

From the Good Earth
Herbs are deeply rooted in New Mexico life. As sources of food, medicine and ceremony, herbs are vital to the living traditions of this place. (This article includes recipes, remedies and herbal lore, as well as a list of books on New Mexico herbs.)
Story by Sharon Niederman

Get Ready for the Holidays with Potica — The Bread of Memory
Get Ready for the Holidays with Potica. Baked into every loaf is the warmth and tradition of the holiday season spent among cherished friends and family. (This article includes Potica recipe.)

Great Getaways on 1 Tank of Gas
Madrid the Magnificent
This is the first installment in a series of five day trips that can be made from Albuquerque on a single tank of gas. If you live in Albuquerque, and need to get out, consider a trip along the Turquoise Trail to the quirky artists' colony that is Madrid.
The Vortex of Jemez
New Mexico is so loaded with power places where extraordinary energies convege that you can hardly take a walk in the countryside without tripping over one or the other. The dark, narrow canyon cut by the Jemez River…is without a doubt a power corridor.
Belen to Magdalena: Trains and Trails
Perhaps no other drive in New Mexico appears initially so mundane yet offers such a variety of diversions as the road south to Belen and beyond, then west on old U.S. 60. But this course will seem ordinary only to the uninitiated.
Mountainair: The Pinto Bean Capital of the World Welcomes You
Take a scenic journey through haunting and imposing Spanish mission ruins that make up Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, and, then, It’s a short jog down NM 55 to the village of Mountainair.
Cruising Route 66
Just when you think every drop of nostalgia has been milked from the old Mother Road, along comes another article (like this one) proclaiming the joys of the journey.
Story and Photos by Sharon Niederman

In Hot Water
For relaxation, try a soothing soak in naturally heated mineral pools

For relaxation, rejuvenation, healing of body and soothing of mind and spirit, the only thing that can top a good soak in an outdoor hot springs is to follow that watery pleasure with a massage.
Story and photo by Sharon Niederman

Parental Rights
Adult children should not usurp Mom and Dad’s wishes

While it may be appropriate for a parent to suggest, or even enforce, what seems like the best path for a child, an adult child’s assuming responsibility for a parent’s choices is not.
Story and photo by Sharon Niederman

Returning to roots in Tularosa
Roots run deep in Tularosa, New Mexico. Native daughter Cynthia Duran Prelo-Riedlinger understands that the history of this place is every bit as vital as the evening news.
Story by Sharon Niederman
Photographs by Sharon Niederman

Small-town Virtues
Sharon spends time in “fuzzy robe capital of the world,” Raton, New Mexico — a place where the air and water are clean, and the nights are deeply quiet.
Story by Sharon Niederman
Photographs by Sharon Niederman

Stalking New Mexico’s Wild Iris
The iris is particularly at home in Sugarite Canyon State Park, 11 miles northeast of Ratón in northeastern New Mexico, right on the Colorado border. (This article includes directions to Sugarite Canyon State Park.)
Story by Sharon Niederman
Photograph by Steve Larese

Temple Aaron
Set on a steep hill on a shady side street in Trinidad, Colorado, Temple Aaron has been the site of High Holiday services every year since it was built in 1889.
Story by Sharon Niederman
Photographs by Sharon Niederman

Thai Cookery
At a cooking school in Thailand, the writer finds that Thai food, with its generous use of chiles, is a natural transition for New Mexicans. (This article includes recipes and a list of resources.)
Story by Sharon Niederman
Photographs by Sharon Niederman

What’s the Beef?
Natural Beef. Organic beef. And now, grass-fed beef. At no time since Fred Flintstone went out seeking dinner with a club have meat-eating humans been faced with such a bewildering assortment of possibilities. (This article includes recipes and a list of resources.)
Story and Photos
by Sharon Niederman

books:

A Quilt of Words
Women’s Diaries, Letters & Original Accounts of Life in the Southwest, 1860–1960
Sharon Niederman offers the reader a chance to view Southwestern history and culture from a unique perspective — through the eyes of the different women who lived there over the course of a century.
Sharon Niederman

Hellish Relish
Sizzling Salsas and Devilish Dips from the Kitchens of New Mexico
This collection of recipes from New Mexico chefs, writers and artists packs a punch — a must-have for every fan of fiery food.
Sharon Niederman
Photography:Eduardo Fuss

Living Treasures
Celebration of the Human Spirit
A Legacy of New Mexico
Through pictures and prose, this book documents and memorializes the lives of some exceptional elders from Northern New Mexico.
Text: Sharon Niederman & Karen Nilsson Brandt
Photography: Joanne Rijmes

New Mexico Poetry Renaissance
This anthology incorporates biographies of and work by some of New Mexico’s finest and most well-known poets including Denise Chavez, Margaret Randall, Ana Castillo, Judson Crews, and Jimmy Santiago Baca.
Editors: Sharon Niederman & Miriam Sagan
Foreward by Robert Creeley

Return to Abo
In her new novel, Sharon Niederman reunites her protagonist, one-time small town New Mexico resident now turned San Francisco journalist Maggie Chilton, with the place, the people and the past she fled so many years ago.
Sharon Niederman

Shaking Eve’s Tree
Short Stories of Jewish Women
Again Sharon Niederman offers the reader a chance to view the world from a some unique perspectives — this time through the eyes of contemporary Jewish women writers.
Sharon Niederman, Editor

The Santa Fe & Taos Book
Sharon Niederman offers insider information on two of the hottest destinations in Northern New Mexico.
Sharon Niederman & Brandt Morgan

cuisine:

Bargain Dining in Santa Fe

Chile Time

Get Ready for the Holidays with Potica — The Bread of Memory

Hellish Relish

From the Good Earth

Thai Cookery

What’s the Beef?

culture:

A Natural Approach: Whole foods, in your diet or as a beauty product, do wonders for skin and scalp

Belen to Magdalena: Trains and Trails

Can a horse that evolved in the rugged volcanic terrain of Iceland live happily in the sunny Southwest?

Chile Time

Close to Home
A Little Bit Country, a little bit rock ‘n roll


Cruising Route 66

Eklund Artifacts on Display at Herzstein Memorial Museumv

Elegant access

From the Good Earth

Madrid the Magnificent

Mountainair: The Pinto Bean Capital of the World Welcomes You

Returning to roots in Tularosa

Return to Abo

Small-town Virtues

Temple Aaron

The Vortex of Jemez

history:

Eklund Artifacts on Display at Herzstein Memorial Museum

A Quilt of Words

Living Treasures

Jewish Pioneers of New Mexico

Ranchwomen of New Mexico

Returning to roots in Tularosa

Temple Aaron

literature:

New Mexico Poetry Renaissance

Return to Abo

Shaking Eve’s Tree

museum exhibits:

Eklund Artifacts on Display at Herzstein Memorial Museum
An article from the Eklund Westerner newsletter: the historic Eklund Hotel re-opened in April, 2004 and some of the the artifacts are now back in their old home, while some remain on display at the Herzstein.
Story by Sharon Niederman
Photograph from the Herzstein Memorial Museum

Jewish Pioneers of New Mexico
From the opening days of the Santa Fe Trail in the 1820s to the era of the first World War, Jewish immigrants, mainly young German men of modest means, traveled west in search of a better life than was possible in Europe.
Text by Sharon Niederman

Ranchwomen of New Mexico
a Collaboration
Working with photographer Ann Bromberg, Sharon Niederman traveled to ranches throughout New Mexico to interview and document the women who have lived their lives on the land, caring for this land and the creatures who abide there through hard times, drought and flood.
Text by Sharon Niederman
Photographs by Ann Bromberg

recipes:

Bar 7 Whiskey-Marinated Chuck Roast

Brisket for a Crowd

Chicken in Coconut Milk Soup

Chokecherry Jelly

Fresh Basil and Roasted Garlic Bruschetta

Green Papaya Salad

Leftover Roast Sandwich Spread

New York Strip Delruebico

Pesto Nuevo Mexico

Potica

Red Curry with Fish

Triple Peppers con Queso

travel:

Bargain Dining in Santa Fe

Belen to Magdalena: Trains and Trails

Close to Home
A Little Bit Country, a little bit rock ‘n roll


Cruising Route 66

In Hot Water
For relaxation, try a soothing soak in naturally heated mineral pools


Madrid the Magnificent

Mountainair: The Pinto Bean Capital of the World Welcomes You

Small-town Virtues

Stalking New Mexico’s Wild Iris

Thai Cookery

The Santa Fe & Taos Book

The Vortex of Jemez

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