Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 06:05
My high school years were filled with Elvis Presley; his music and movies. I loved the candid pictures of his naturally radiant smile rather than the sexy serious looks of promotional shots. Fans looked up to him because of his generosity to those less fortunate, or the gifts he gave to unsuspecting individuals. Once his Las Vegas days and concerts in later years included news of substance abuse, women, and more explicit gyrations, some fans dropped away, including me. Still, I grieved upon hearing of his early death. So the only place IRead more: Memphis, Elvis, And Graceland
Published on Monday, March 18 2013 03:17
Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado honey is featured in the Champagne Honey Vinaigrette recipe.
There are 31,000 bee colonies in Colorado producing nearly 2 million pounds of honey every year. The approximately 60,000 bees in a beehive may collectively travel as much as
Published on Thursday, March 14 2013 04:50
Two snow storms in one week! The first was nice and wet and melted right away and now it is snowing again.
Good for the country. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! We certainly enjoy Daylight Savings Time, giving us longer evenings.
This weekend is the “wearin’ of the green” in honor of all descendants of Ireland. In the early 1800s, many of those who were jailed in Ireland would be sent to Australia. Many Irish came to the United States to escape the yoke of British tyranny, thus we honor them for their perseverance. Most of us have some Irish blood “by golly!” Wear green and celebrate!Read more: About Town - March 14, 2013
Published on Friday, March 15 2013 04:56
Although the prevalent belief in much of our United States culture is that the hospital is the safest place for giving birth, statistics demonstrate that homebirth is at least as safe, if not safer. A landmark study, the CPM 2000 Statistics Project, was published in the British Medical Journal (June 18, 2005). Through this prospective study of 5,500 homebirths, weRead more: Safety in Homebirth
Published on Thursday, March 14 2013 03:03
Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado fish is featured in the Asian Style Ceviche recipe.
Colorado is home to more than 50 aquaculture facilities or “fish farms” where fish are raised for food and to stock Colorado waters. Many chefs prefer farmed fish because of their
mild flavor, thick fillets and flaky texture. Look for Colorado fish such as striped bass, tilapia and trout at your local grocery store or at restaurants across the state.
Asian Style Ceviche
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., Executive Chef, Douglas County School District
2 lb. Fresh Colorado Striped Bass, cleaned and cut into small cubes
1 Small Red Onion, julienned fine
1/2 Cup Broccoli Slaw, chopped fine
1/4 Cup Edamame, shelled and steamed
1/2 Cup Snap Peas, julienned fine
2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
1/4 Cup Lime Juice
1/4 Cup Rice Wine
1/4 Cup Sweet Chili Sauce
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 Small Jalapeños, diced fine with seeds
3 Tsp. Fresh or Puree Ginger
2 Tbsp. Cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp. Black Sesame Seeds
Sea Salt to Taste
Black Smoked Pepper to Taste
Chinese 5 Spice to Taste
In a mixing bowl, combine the sesame oil, lime juice, chili sauce, brown sugar, jalapeños, ginger and cilantro. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the onion, slaw, edamame and snap peas. Toss well to combine. Add the diced striped bass and mix well to combine, be careful not to smash the fish while mixing. Add the wet mixture to the fish/slaw and gently fold the mixture together, season to taste with the 5 spice, salt and pepper. Refrigerate for about 2 hours prior to eating. Prior to serving, adjust the seasoning as needed. Garnish with black sesame seeds and shaved green onion if desired. Great served in wonton cups or with wonton chips.
Visit www.coloradoagriculture.com for a complete list of recipes.
Published on Thursday, March 14 2013 04:59
Roy E. Reinholds, age 83, of Longmont died of pneumonia on March 8, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Mr. Reinholds was born in 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, to Carl and Arlene (Hallberg) Reinholds. After graduating from Lane Tech high school, Roy worked as a metallurgical lab technician for manufacturing companies in Chicago. He was draftedRead more: Roy E. Reinholds
Published on Thursday, March 07 2013 08:14
The snow predicted for last week’s Tuesday afternoon arrived early in the morning. Our drive to DIA on mostly wet, slick roads from Fort Collins took longer than expected. Once there, our noon flight was delayed because heavily overcast skies and runway conditions caused diversion of our incoming plane to Colorado Springs. We were in no hurry. Even with a delay, our 6:30 dinner reservations in Santa Rosa, California, seemed makeable. We finally left Denver about an hour and a half late. No problem – yet.Read more: Tackling A Rental Car’s Secrets