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Author: Edible Santa Fe

The Fermented Life

Morning with Sandor Ellix Katz By Katherine Mast · Photos by Gabriella Marks Fermentation guru Sandor Ellix Katz sporting his radish shirt. Several dozen early risers pack the seats arranged around folding tables under a large event tent. It’s the second annual New Mexico Fermentation Festival at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House in Albuquerque’s South Valley. Each table holds an array of produce: corn on the cob, garlic, peppers, leeks, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes. The participants know they’ll be husking and chopping and mixing and, eventually, squeezing, these items together in the morning’s hands-on fermentation workshop. And they know they’ll have...

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Foraged Earth

Finding Healing In New Mexico’s Wild Harvests By Emily Hill · Photos by Stephanie Cameron Standing in an abandoned lot in Albuquerque’s Sawmill District, Cebastien Rose leans over a scraggly plant growing out of a crack in the pavement. “Purslane,” she announces, picking off a stem. Rose and her partner Robin Moore are the owners and herbalists behind Dryland Wilds, a perfumery out of Vallecitos that specializes in foraged plants. They lead regular foraging walks like this one. “Purslane is delicious in a salad. It tastes similar to watercress or spinach.” In one city block, Rose has shown us...

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The Fruit and the Folly

Recipe and photo courtesy of Rishi Tea The Fruit and the Folly 2 ounces bourbon 2 ounces peach nectar 1 ounce rosemary simple syrup 3 ounces brewed Rishi Peach Blossom White Tea, room temp dash of balsamic glaze Shake all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker until well blended. Garnish inside lining of serving glass with additional balsamic glaze. Strain into serving...

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Quivira Coalition’s Twenty Years of Radical Ranching

by Katherine Mast We’ve got a complicated relationship with ranching in the West. There’s the romantic archetype of the rugged, independent cowboy on the open range. It is freedom and it is beauty, and it’s been a way of life and means of livelihood for generations in some Western families. But there are also the scars of erosion left on the land from years of running too many cattle and sheep on too small a plot of land. There are the wildlife conflicts with wolves and beavers, and concerns about how livestock hooves — and excrement — affect the...

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