Mountainfilm & mushrooms

Last weekend, John screened his beautiful film Rock Prophecies at the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, CO. I was thrilled to be able to join him. I had made the trip once before, but I was cooking for a client and up to my ears in grocery lists. Telluride makes you earn it’s beauty with a connecting flight in Denver, a puddle-jumper airplane and a two-hour car ride. But, it’s worth it. The town and it’s people are grounded and nature-loving. This festival, we decided, was our favorite of all the festivals of all the years. David Holbrooke, festival director, made me feel important when he spoke to me, which exemplifies the authenticity captured in every festival detail. John and I decided that a good adjective for the weekend was “efficient.” That sounds incredibly dry, but meaning, it didn’t have too much or too little… The festival drew a smart and engaging crowd. The films were important, and the schedule was full without any excess. The town was small enough to bump into new acquaintances until they quickly become new found friends. It’s a great idea for a film-lover’s holiday.
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Guest Blogger Kevin Bates: Grandmother’s Toasteroons

My awesome friend & fellow kitchen experimenter, Kevin, sent me an email a few days back explaining some updates he had made to a favorite family recipe of his. I was so excited about what he did that I asked him if he would add a story so that I could post it into a blog. My heart filled up when I read the blog below.

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