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Food on the Hill: Baked Crab Stuffed Tomatoes

on August 13, 2013 - 7:08am


The Week's Recipe:

Baked Crab Stuffed Tomatoes

Photo by Sue York/


6 medium tomatoes
6 oz crab meat
3 tablespoons onion,
½ cup celery,
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Salt and pepper
Prepare the tomatoes first, core and scoop out the centers. I find the best scoop is a teaspoon measure. Slice off a VERY thin slice off each bottom so they sit upright during cooking. Do not slice all the way thru the bottom of the tomatoes.
Photo by Sue

Freshness Abounds at Thursday's Farmers Market

on August 12, 2013 - 8:25am

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo


It's the time of year where most of the crops are in along with the mouth-watering aroma of green chile in the air.

So come by the market Thursday 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Mesa Public Library parking lot for that green chile aroma and enjoy this beautiful weather while it lasts.

What’s at market this week:
Roasted Green Chiles, Grapes ,tomatoes, shishito peppers, lettuce ,arugula, onions, garlic, squash, diakon, garlic scapes, cabbage, squash blossoms, cucumbers, orka ,egg plant, green chile, chile powder, corn decorations,

Sustainability Tip: Turn Off Your Lights on the Way Out

on August 10, 2013 - 7:18am
Weekly Sustainability Tip:

Turn Off Your Lights on the Way Out

The average cost of an electricity bill for a household is $110.14, 13 percent of that amount is used on lighting. 

Don’t waste electricity and money, hit the lights on your way out.

Turning off the lights when you leave the room saves you money and helps the environment.

PechaKucha Santa Fe Launches Aug. 28

on August 10, 2013 - 6:56am

Staff Report

Travel Bug will host the first volume of the globally popular PechaKucha Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 with local Santa Feans’ presentations scheduled to start around 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments are available for purchase.

PechaKucha Night brings prominent and emerging creative minds together for an evening of lightning-fast presentations, creativity and fun.


Community Invited to Solar Party Aug. 17

on August 9, 2013 - 10:16am

Local resident Skip Dunn is hosting a Solar Party with sun and fun for the community from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17 at his residence, 107 Sierra Vista in White Rock. Learn about the solar system, meet the team from Positive Energy Solar and get some Bob’s Bodacious BBQ (while it lasts!) Space is limited so RSVP by Aug. 14 to Courtesy photo


How the Hen House Turns: A Memorial For A Tree—An Old Friend

on August 9, 2013 - 7:16am
The Neepers say goodbye to beloved elm tree. Courtesy photos
How the Hen House Turns: A Memorial For A Tree—An Old Friend
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

Our girls called it the Lollypop Tree when we moved into our new (old government) house in 1969.

It stood at least six feet tall on one straight trunk, now a lovely old elm stump two and a half feet in diameter.

The branches on the young tree formed a perfect sphere and stayed that way for years. Miraculously, the tree rounded up after a long spell of single-digit freezes that killed one third of its branches.