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  • Avocado Oil Is Picking Up Steam in the Kitchen

    (NewsUSA) – Watch out olive oil, chefs of all varieties have a new oil option under their apron that’s as pleasing to people’s health as it is to their taste buds — avocado oil.
    “My favorite at the moment is that wonderful New Zealand invention, avocado oil. It has a delectable bright green color and a delicious avocado flavor and is incredibly good for your health,” says Ray McVinne, a celebrity chef and author.
    Avocado oil packs a Superman-like punch with nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Plus, it can be infused with other savory flavors like Lemon and Rosemary to add real variety to your meals.

  • Dairy Delivers Nutrient-Rich Holiday Flavor

    (NewsUSA) – The holidays don’t intuitively seem like a good time to worry about healthy eating, but there are tasty ways to get your necessary intake of vitamins and nutrients. Dairy is an ideal example of a delicious but often overlooked source of essential nutrients — making it a great ingredient for holiday cooking.

  • Tasty Gifts From Home for the Holidays

    If it’s truly better to give than to receive, why not give more than gifts from the store this holiday season? Home-baked treats are the perfect way to warm a heart and satisfy a sweet tooth for the people on your “nice” list.
    “Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, and spend a pleasant day in your cozy kitchen making home-baked gifts, like little loaves of Chocolate Hazelnut Fruit Bread,” said Martha White® baking expert Linda Carman. “Giving someone a homemade gift is special because it’s a priceless gift of your time.”

  • Out and About 11-24-11

    Art openings

    An opening reception for “Continuum” by Michael Levin will be from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6 at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 4.

    Arts and crafts fairs

    The 23rd annual Winter Spanish Market will be Dec. 2-4 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St., Santa Fe.

    The 11th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Winter Market will be from 1-8 p.m. Dec. 9; and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Among the works exhibited will be various types of modern media including: painting, sculptures, photography, printmaking, furniture, ceramics, jewelry and more. Admission is free.

    Comedy

  • LA Happenings 11-24-11

    Music
    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is currently recruiting singers for the 2011—2012 concert season. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.
     
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Recurring Events 11-24-11

    Weight loss
    T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), meets at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday mornings in Whittier Hall at the White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd. Weigh-ins start at 9 a.m. For more information, call Lorri at 672-3407 or Francine at 672-1736.

    Biking
    Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club
    Members ride each Tuesday and Thursday, leaving at 5:30 p.m. from the hospital parking lot. Newcomers are welcome.
    Table tennis
    Scottish country dancing is from 7:30-10 p.m. every Monday night at Fuller Lodge. Beginners welcome, no partner or kilt needed.
    Table tennis

  • Top 10 Singles 11-24-11

    1. We Found Love, Rihanna

    2. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO

    3. Someone Like You, Adele
    4. Without You, David Guetta

    5. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    6. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes

    7. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People
    8. Good Feeling, Flo Rida
    9. It Will Rain, Bruno Mars
    10. If This Was A Movie, Taylor Swift

     

  • This week on PAC-8, Nov. 25-Dec. 1

    THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, November 25, 2011
    Happy Thanksgiving – No local programming
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    09:30 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    04:00    PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    04:30 PM Democracy Now!
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, November 26, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

    Sunday, November 27, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:00 PM That Which Is
    09:00 PM Trinity on the Hill
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • ‘Breaking Dawn’ rises to $283.5M worldwide

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Twilight Saga” has staked out another huge opening with a $139.5 million first weekend domestically and a worldwide launch of $283.5 million.
    The domestic total gives “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” the second-best debut weekend for the franchise, after the $142.8 million launch for 2009’s “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” ‘’Breaking Dawn” did more than half of its business, $72 million, on opening day Friday, while the movie’s debut weekend was the fifth-best on record.
    Opening in 54 overseas markets, “Breaking Dawn” pulled in $144 million internationally, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • Restaurant Inspections 11-24-11

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Santa Fe

    Angel’s Bakery, 394 Los Pinos Road
    Date inspected: Nov. 16
    Violations: One low-risk violation for floors/walls/ceilings — the wall by the three-compartment sink is not sealed.
    Status of establishment: Approved

    Aztec Café, 317 Aztec St.
    Date inspected: Nov. 15