March 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
For a long time, the Southwest Water Authority CEO has been talking about how good her water tastes. Continue Reading
February 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune
This time of year, you’ll usually find pears in the fruit drawer of my refrigerator. A crisp and juicy pear is a welcome midday snack eaten out of hand. Besides their buttery sweet flavor, it’s the versatility and adaptability in the kitchen that I most appreciate about pears. Continue Reading
August 14, 2011 in West Central Tribune
Cooks all over the United States have been challenged for more than a month with sweltering heat. A reader in Texas asked me if I could publish a recipe for something that wouldn’t melt. Someone in North Carolina living without air conditioning didn’t want to turn on his stove or his oven. He was cooking outside on two black rocks heated by the sun. Even though my house is air-conditioned, the grill on my deck is getting a workout.
January 9, 2011 in West Central Tribune
Frigid temperatures, deep snow and icy roads lead to soup and bread season in my kitchen. When I have a choice, I tend to stay tucked inside rather than bundle up, head out in my car and brave the winter elements. Continue Reading
December 26, 2010 in West Central Tribune
With anticipation of a new year, we prepare for a fresh start, with new goals and good intentions. But hold your horses. Before you begin 2011 with a strategy to improve your health by consuming more plants and eating meat sparingly or maybe not at all, bring on the bacon.
December 19, 2010 in West Central Tribune
Popcorn. It’s the official winter snuggling snack in our family.
Whether it’s a snowy Saturday afternoon or a way-below-zero evening in front of the fire, there is often a big bowl of buttered popcorn in our laps. Continue Reading
December 5, 2010 in West Central Tribune
The fun and festive holiday season is upon us. In my quest for keeping my stress levels low and my spirits high, I’m keeping everything as simple as possible this year.