The Year of Mom

Celebrating Mom at The Broadmoor The months since my mother died have been one milestone after another: First, missing her and her goofy food cravings, then my first mother’s day without her, followed by several celebrations of life with my sister, with my closest female friends, with my aunt and sister.  In the six months since she passed I can’t really think of writing about food without writing about my mom, which is to say…

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One Hot Summer

Hilda by Duane Bryers After weeks of rain, the pin has been pulled on the hand grenade of summer in Colorado as temperatures explode into the 90s. I’d long known I’d been living a blessedly charmed life up on the mountain: Hot was August, when the number of nights I dunked my head in the shower in order to sleep cool could be counted on one hand and I didn’t use more than a fan.…

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