Food Adventures of a Comfort Cook

In 2020, there was a barrage of “Lives Matter” movements occurring across this great nation of the United States of America. It got me to thinking about this section of North America and why the sudden divide. “Together we stand, divided we fall” is a meaningful quote that is mainly attributed to...
As we end 2020, a year of “who, what, where, why, when, and how” questions that are still boggling the minds of many, consider this: “Did we learn, and did we do good?” Personally, the meaning of life is to learn something new, and do a good deed on a daily basis. Learn something new? Yes, it...
Paprika, a savory red spice used in a variety of dishes such as paprikash, paella, deviled eggs, soups, sauces, and a most popular European dish, goulash. While it’s easy to purchase at the local market, or online; what is paprika, and why does it make foods taste so good? Traveling back to the...
Decades back, Tim Meyer’s father owned a building in Dove Creek, CO which housed the Old Frontier Bar, liquor store, and the family. Eventually the building was renovated and became the New Frontier Bar, a much loved local hangout. There was a time when the building held an antique shop, and...
In Roman mythology, a pair of twin boys were placed into a basket, set upon the Tiber River, found by a she-wolf, and eventually raised by a shepherd and his wife. The two adult brothers could not agree upon which hill to build their city and held a bird watching contest to decide. Yet, they...
Holiday time is upon us and this week I would like to address a holiday classic recipe, the Green Bean Casserole. With my family or most people I knew this was not ever served for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Day. Why then is it considered a “holiday classic”? We never really see any...
Dear Diary, This is month ten of Jumanji. Just as the COVID monster seemed to be going into hiding, it suddenly reared its massive head. It tricked us just as we were beginning to have fun and life was going back to normal once again. The worst of it is having the children home and missing out on...
“For I have had too much Of apple-picking: I am overtired Of the great harvest I myself desired. There were ten thousand thousand fruit to touch, Cherish in hand, lift down, and not let fall.” – After Apple-Picking, by Robert Frost – Fall season and it is apple picking time, or is it? Within the...
September 22, 2020, the first day of autumn, the beginning of Mabon, and celebration of the fall season. Mabon is the Second Harvest, a reflection of the past, gratitude for the present, and blessings for the future. It’s a week-long celebration in which the bounties of fruits, vegetables, and...
Like a lot of women, I happen to enjoy the occasional “chick flick,” and one such movie is Fried Green Tomatoes. It came out in 1991, based on a novel by Fannie Flagg, about the women at the Whistle Stop Café. Starring Mary Louise Parker, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kathy Bates, and Jessica Tandy, this...

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