Warm Hearts Yarn Announces Upcoming Classes

WHY News:

Warm Hearts Yarn at 35 Rover Blvd. Suite D in White Rock announces its upcoming classes.

Weekly Stitching Group: 4-7 p.m. every Wednesday – this is a great time to get help, inspiration, and visit. Beginners are welcome to this free group!

Ear Flap Hat Class (great for adventurous beginners): this is a two-session class: Thursdays, March 7 and 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Class fee: $25/participant, includes pattern Instructor: Stephanie Hagelburg

Block of the Month Club: second Saturday of each month starting April 13, 11 a.m.-noon
Fee: $30 includes kit and instruction (there are only


Perch Paperie Extends Hours; Adds New Classes

Perch Paperie News:

Now shoppers will have more time to get crafty at Perch Paperie. The store is extending its hours!

Perch Paperie will now be open M-F 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Perch Paperie has lots of fun classes coming up this month.

New classes are added all the time, so be sure and visit Perch Paperie online at http://www.perchpaperie.com/ or click on the Perch Paperie ad on the Los Alamos Daily Post to find out the latest.

Paper Straw Pinwheel kids class: 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, $7, all ages.
CD Case Sticker Book: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, $7, all ages, with a


Food on the Hill: Pesto

This Week’s Recipe:
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com


4 oz. fresh basil leaves, stems removed and cleaned

2.25 oz pine nuts

6-8 cloves of garlic

½ cup (or more) olive oil

1/3 cup Parmesan/Romano cheese




Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com


Clean basil leaves in a salad spinner, if you have one. If you don’t, you can clean them under running water before you take them off the stems. Dry them well. 


Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com

In a food processor, put the pine nuts and the cloves of garlic


Learn Vegetable ABCs with Carlos Valdez

Carlos Valdez of the Los Alamos Office of the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service talks with clients. Courtesy/NMSU Kevin Robinson

PEEC News:

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about vegetable gardening. Carlos Valdez comes to PEEC at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7 to talk about “Vegetable ABCs.”

This talk is free and open to the public.

The last and first frost used to be the beginning and end of the vegetable gardening season — but not anymore. This program will provide the knowledge necessary for growing food during every month of the year.

Learn season-defying techniques


Orchard Owner Will Speak on Successful Fruit Production

Gordon Tooley of Tooley’s Trees will be the featured speaker at PEEC March 5.

PEEC News:

Learn about holistic methods of orchard management at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.

Gordon Tooley, owner of Tooley’s Trees in Truchas, will talk about the best practices for maintaining an orchard.

Have you ever dreamed about picking beautiful, delicious, ripe fruits from your own orchard? Well, there are a few things to consider first. 

Successful fruit production can’t be confined to managing pests or finding the right fertility


Food on the Hill: Greek Style Chicken

“Food on the Hill” by Sue York

This Week’s Recipe:

Greek Style Chicken

Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com


2 pounds chicken- breast and thighs, skinned
1 small can black olives, drained
1 head of garlic, crush with side of knife
1 tablespoon dried oregano
salt and pepper
capers, do not drain
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup pitted dried prunes, quartered
3/4 cup Spanish olives with juice
4-6 bay leaves
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white wine


Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com


Perch Paperie Offers February Classes


Perch Paperie at 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock, is a mecca for all kinds of crafters on the Hill. This month, the store is offering three special classes.

Advance notice of attendance is not required, but is greatly appreciated. Call the store at 672-8064 to register or for more information.

Looking for something less structured? The first and third Friday of the month is Ladies Night Out. From 6-8 p.m., crafters are invited to bring projects they are working on and a snack to share for a fun and creative evening. These events are free and open to all.

From 6-8 p.m. Tuesday,


New Business Offers Kitchen Spice & Everything Nice

Former Los Alamos Fire Marshal Mike Thompson and his look-a-like cake that Darby Martinez created for his retirment party. Courtesy photo

By Bonnie J. Gordon

From cakes shaped like Yoda or a fire hydrant to the most elegant tiered wedding confection, to a cookie bouquet, Darby Martinez, owner of Kitchen Spice and Everything Nice, can dream it up and bake it.

Yoda cake by Darby Martinez. Courtesy photo

She wants customers to be able to manage the same kinds of kitchen magic with the help of her online store.

Kitchen Spice and Everything Nice has a wide variety of kitchen essentials and a huge array


‘Food on the Hill’: Caramel Banana Bread

“Food on the Hill” by Sue York

This week’s recipe…

Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com

Caramel Banana Bread
4 cups bread flour
2 cups of walnut pieces
1 ½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons butter- melted
3 eggs
2 teaspoons caramel extract (can find it in Santa Fe or Internet)
½ cup caramel ice cream syrup in glass jar– plus ¾ cup to drizzle over each piece of bread during plating 6 large bananas mashed but with little lumps still in them.
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
Prepare pans – cut pieces of parchment