Monthly Archives: November 2013

AIRE provides chicos for student luncheon

A recent development in our programmatic activity is trying to figure out the best way to bring these food traditions and products to the most number of students possible.  We had the students participate in the planting, care, and harvest … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Feast at Chrysalis

And this is the day it all came together!  In the above an following pictures you can feast your eyes on the delectable lunch that was the culmination of this year’s growing season.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we have … Continue reading

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Using our horno for Thanksgiving turkeys and meat

Its that time of year again!  Thanksgiving!  Even though we are not pilgrims and our ancestors were in northern New Mexico before Plymouth Rock, we still like to get together, give thanks, and feast!  We figured this will be the … Continue reading

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More Thanksgiving Feast preparations

Today we take the roasted squash from our last workshop and make it into pie filling.  In addition to the squash, we used eggs, condensed milk, sugar, and “Pumpkin Pie” spice.  The ingredients are put in the mixer and the … Continue reading

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Snowy days in the Taos Valley

Today we received some much needed snow.  Unfortunately our garlic is not in the ground yet, but this is still much needed moisture.  I don’t remember this much snow this early, so hopefully this means a good winter with much … Continue reading

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AIRE presents at the NMAG conference

Today AIRE had the pleasure and honor to be invited to speak at the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers 2013 Conference.  We shared the presentation with the Director of our primary funder, Sadaf Cameron of the Kindle Project.  This session … Continue reading

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Making pie dough for pumpkin pies

Today Margaret Garcia shows us how to make pie crust for our pumpkin pies.  We already roasted and steamed our calabasas (squash) and froze them in previous workshops.  Now we are getting the crusts ready.  This recipe is not only … Continue reading

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More preparations for our Thanksgiving Feast

Today we continued our activity of turning our calabasa mexicana (local winter squash) harvest into pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving.  As before, we open the squash with a knife and take out all the pulp and seeds, saving the seeds for … Continue reading

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RMSEL visits Sol Feliz and Chrysalis

Yesterday afternoon rolls up two small school buses filled with 22 students and three staff of the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning out of Denver, Colorado.  This is the second time RMSEL visits Sol Feliz and camps out.  AIRE … Continue reading

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Processing squash for pies

Today was the beginning of getting our squash harvest ready for pumpkin pies!  We also have plans for soup, bread, pancakes, and pumpkin rolls using this same method.  First we cut open the squash.  Sometimes with a native squash this … Continue reading

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