Food Adventures of a Comfort Cook

Now, as much as I enjoyed watching Bob Ross on PBS Saturday afternoons, my talent in painting went as far as that. I tried many a time with several paint mediums, but my eyes and hand simply did not agree on the images. I didn’t give up on finding my artistic talents, though, and outdoor...
There I was, perched upon the edge of the sofa, eyes glued to the television screen, adrenaline pumping… Yes! Tombstone tears into MadCatter, metallic armor flying to all corners of the arena, and it’s a KO! That’s correct folks, we are fans of Battlebots, featured on the Discovery Channel....
In September 2019, Sampas Janhom opened Ja-Roen Thai Sushi in Monticello, and the online reviews further his story. Whether they’re local or just passing through, diners are still enjoying his Thai and Japanese specialties. Take, for example, this review on Google: “One of the great surprises...
One of the frustrating things about the pandemic is being unable to fulfill cravings. It could be for a root beer float or an ice cream cone. Perhaps you crave the most awesome fries you have ever tasted or a favorite dinner with a special someone, family, or friends. COVID-19 has restaurants on...
“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” – Groucho Marx, A Night at the Opera Ah, the Marx Brothers, four brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo) who made five hilarious movies together before Zeppo decided his life’s goal was to be a successful businessman. Although the other...
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...

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