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Under Pressure

I pulled out my pressure cooker last night. The weather has been getting colder and I was in the mood for one of my favorite dishes, Barelas Babe's Turkish Bean Soup.



Twice in the past seven days the topic of pressure cookers has come up in my conversations. A friend recently mentioned a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 15, 2010 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Barelas Babe’s Turkish Bean Soup

2 cups of dried cannellini beans (white kidney beans)– soaked overnight*

3 Tablespoons of olive oil

2 large onions (chopped)

3 cloves of garlic

3 stalks of celery (diced)

3 stalks of carrots (diced)

2 Roma tomatoes (finely chopped)

5 cups of water

¼ to ½ teaspoon of NM red chile powder

5 cups of water (or vegetable stock)

juice of half a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 15, 2010 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix - Sign Then Drive

  • (Why don't you buy your tix now to go see Bob Mould on January 28th?)
  • Albuquerque's West Side Jail is sew-riffic!
  • Here's a nice…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 15, 2010 at 4:00am — 8 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Diana Huntress... Between You and Me

For years Albuquerque poet Diana Huntress has been writing tiny jewel-like poems...hard little nuggets whose veins twist, run deep, and crystalize. This is one.



Deeply involved with the Rio Grande Writers Association for a long time and very close to many in the writing community including the late Judson Crews, Diana continues to work… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on November 14, 2010 at 7:35am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 11.13.2010

A sponsor is a more experienced person in recovery who guides the less-experienced aspirant ("sponsee" or variously, "sponsoree") through the program. New members in twelve-step programs are encouraged to secure a relationship with at least one sponsor... Another study found that a twelve-step program's focus on self-admission of having a problem increases deviant stigma and strips members of their previous cultural identity replacing it with the… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on November 13, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Standardized Patient

Source: http://www.temple.edu/ics/about/images/standardized-patients.jpg





Standardized Patient


Under the white hospital gown, I am wearing underwear and I'm waiting for the Doctor. The room is bare; next to the ceiling a small digital video camera is trained down to film my next interaction.



Despite what it looks like, I'm not a patient, and I'm not… Continue

Added by Don McIver on November 12, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Breakthrough

Watch the full episode. See more…

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Added by New Mexico In Focus on November 12, 2010 at 9:09am — No Comments

A Life's Journey: Albuquerque Youth Symphony



Music can be a gift of lifelong enrichment, for some this journey starts early in life. Featuring the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, the best part is seeing and hearing the superb music played by this young symphony. At the center of A Lifes Journey are three colorful and dynamic musical performances. The students featured in this documentary illustrate the excellence that the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program has achieved over the last 47 years. Featured are interviews… Continue

Added by KNME on November 12, 2010 at 8:35am — No Comments

Do You Know the Way?

What do you do on a Monday night in Montgomery, Alabama?



If you had been like a lot of locals this week, you would have gone downtown to see the touring production of Fiddler on the Roof. On a Monday night. In Montgomery, Alabama.



I got to the Montgomery Performing Arts Center, pictured above, about 20 minutes before curtain surprised to… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on November 12, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Friday Fomentation

  • Union lawsuit against city dismissed.
  • Lobo women take on the Fighting Irish today. GO LOBOS!
  • Spare…
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Added by Barelas Babe on November 12, 2010 at 5:00am — 29 Comments

Weekend Fix: The Crane, The Crane!

  • This sounds uplifting ... Check out the Return of the Sandhill Cranes Festival this Saturday and Sunday at the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center. Origami, nature walks, tai chi with the cranes and tons more.
  • This sounds tough ... Gwar.…
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Added by Alexis on November 11, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Educational Programming

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Added by KNME on November 11, 2010 at 8:51am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Veterans Day

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Added by Barelas Babe on November 11, 2010 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Musings are for Wimps*





My Dad the ex-con just left town after a 6 day visit. He is the "survivor" of a 37 month bid in Federal Prison. It was really a glorified country club, albeit with a good portion of the members in green drab jumpsuits. He got out in 2005, and visits me and my beautiful family here in Albuquerque once or twice a year. It has been increasingly challenging in recent years. For some odd reason, I think part of the… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 10, 2010 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: To the Bat Cave!

  • Pumpkin toss! Smashing crime criminals in the Duke City.
  • DADT - immigration style. Brought to you by APS.
  • Bat caves are…
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Added by Barelas Babe on November 10, 2010 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

Fixed Versus Free

Sometime in October as I was teaching my Freshmen, I said, "How 'bout this? I'll write the same essays that I assign."



So here is my Comparison/Contrast Essay

Fixed Versus Free



Having purchased it in 2006, my bike --a Gary Fisher mountain bike with a rear rack, pedals that I could clip in or just stand on, a small light, a seat bag with a set of tools, tube, and patch kit, and memories of rides through the Jemez, the Sandias, the Bosque, the Magdalenas, Arizona,… Continue

Added by Don McIver on November 9, 2010 at 8:30am — 26 Comments

South Valley Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade





Attended the Marigold Parade this weekend - if you missed it this year - highly recommended for 2011. Great music and art.



Check out the event website for more details on the parade and Dia de los Muertos. The project is made possible by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs,and the National Endowment for the Arts - Sponsored by La Raza Unida and… Continue

Added by Soy de Burque on November 9, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Turn on the Heat!

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Added by Barelas Babe on November 9, 2010 at 5:00am — 10 Comments

another wonderful night

so, it is monday 11/8/2010 and i have had people over for dinner and they are flabbergasted at the amount of air noise from the base. tonight is not even bad. but it is down right uncomfortable for an enjoyable evening at home. sad. it needs to change.

Added by kelly burton on November 8, 2010 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Gwen Ifill in ABQ

Gwen Ifill was in Albuquerque on Saturday at an event for KNME. Here's a peak in case you missed… Continue

Added by New Mexico In Focus on November 8, 2010 at 12:52pm — No Comments

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