Both supply and demand are growing for local produce

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:00

Amongst the humid air and the rows and rows of greens, Don Thompson stood over a garlic plant, holding it’s scape, or flower bud, in his hand.

Take your morning bowl of cereal on the road

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:17

College kids love cereal, and that is an indisputable fact. Even if they don’t love it going in, they’ll probably be hooked by the third week of their freshman year. College students have lots to juggle, meaning food is often last on their list of priorities. So that makes that easy bowl of cereal a lifesaver when the work piles up.

Pioneer Potluck: My family, Estes Park, Bernie and bikinis

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:17

Boulder, Colorad0, 1995

Three Melon Soup is a summer showstopper

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:17

Three Melon Soup, a real showstopper, is as much fun to look at as it is refreshing to eat. The key, though, is to start with the ripest and most fragrant fruits available. In the case of cantaloupes and honeydews, the first move is to smell the stem end to make sure it smells strongly of melon. With watermelon, begin by searching for a large yellow spot on the outside — a sign that the melon ripened for a good long time in the sun. (Watermelons don’t rotate as they ripen; the yellow spot marks the part never exposed to the sun. The larger the spot, the longer it ripened.)

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Summer Berry Clafoutis

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:17

One of the great, great, great (three times, that’s how great it is) pleasures of summer is figuring out what to do with all that fruit that floods the markets. Stone fruits like plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries; melons of all stripes; and berries. Oh, the berries.

Summer treat: Hot fruit crisp topped with vanilla ice cream

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:16

The crisp, cobbler, crumble, grunt, slump or buckle. What do these all have in common? They are all fruit desserts baked with a sweet “pastry” topping.

What others say: Air traffic control in need of reform

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:46

The U.S. air traffic control system has fallen woefully behind most of the rest of the world, but we may finally be on the cusp of a promising reform decades in the making.

Op-ed: Obamacare and other Unhealthy acts

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:47

Is there anyone who can point to the “Affordable Care Act” (aka Obamacare) and credibly claim it is accomplishing the goals set for it seven years ago?

Oilers rained out

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 00:24

The Alaska Baseball League game between the Peninsula Oilers and Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Monday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai was rained out.

Former Brown Bears player Evingson goes in NHL Draft

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 00:24

Former Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Croix Evingson, of Anchorage, was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the seventh round of the NHL Draft on Saturday.