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Celebrate the Season in Festive Santa Fe

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The galleries and quaint shops lin­ing Canyon Road, a comfortable walk from the hotel, will keep you busy all day. Cutting-edge New York–style galleries are also easily accessible in the Railroad District.

Innocence Lost

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A much publicized study by the University of California-Davis’ Olive Center found that more than two-thirds of imported oils labeled extra virgin, the highest possible grade, failed to meet the extra virgin legal requirements.

Magic in the Kitchen with Chef D

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We all know the proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” In Derek’s teaching kitchen, those words have never been more powerfully apropos. When students with “multiple barriers to employment” learn how to cook an exceptional fish, they not only can feed thousands, they can attain their own sustainable career and self-worth for a lifetime.

Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos

Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos in San Diego County

Many cultures recognize something special and mystic happening from October 31 to November 2. Some say the veil between worlds is thinnest that time of year, so that the living can visit with the dead.

Film — Seed

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“Seed” painstakingly but entertainingly takes us through the history of seeds, showing us their beauty in myriad shapes and colors. You owe it to yourself to see this film so that, if nothing else, you can appreciate their gorgeous diversity, as well as how threatened they truly are.

Put Mother Earth on the Party Guest List

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Do-it-yourself advice on throwing an eco-holiday fete, from where to find environmentally conscious party accoutrements, how to avoid a carbon footprint, to supporting local vendors we love—all the while giving a major nod to Mother Earth.

Huge Frozen Food Recall Due to Listeria

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It is an invasive infection, meaning it can spread beyond your gastrointestinal system, possibly causing septicemia and meningitis. In other words, it should be taken seriously.

The Watermelon Sex Cure

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This succulent red produce contains lycopene, beta carotene and the new darling of the bedroom, citrulline.

Consumed

Anti-GMO film Consumed

Although I’m all-too-familiar with the stories of farmers and other unsuspecting individuals and families whose lives have been disrupted or destroyed by Monsanto, this political thriller about a working-class single mom and her son’s unexplained illness deftly kept me on the edge of my seat.