Seasonal living and the sensual, sensate life.

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One Hot Summer

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 […]

Making Hay

Making Hay

South Park, CO As summer burns its last here in the Rockies, sending temperatures pushing triple digits for the season’s final hurrah, I’m waxing nostalgic about newly discovered heat-beating recipes, all the while fanning myself furiously and wondering when it’s going to cool off. My […]

Cooking Without Fire

Cooking Without Fire

All of Colorado is burning.  As I write this, I smell smoke, which could be coming from Green Mountain fire in Boulder to the west, the High Park Fire to the north or the Waldo Canyon Fire to the south.  I’ve lost one home to […]