Giving Back, Saying Thanks

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” —President John F. Kennedy

A Grateful Journey

When they thought I had a third cancer, I immediately said to my partner Lewis, 'I’d better make a joy list.' It wasn't hard for me to imagine what was going to be on the top of that list, because it was something that we had been talking about for months. Our long-term future plans included Lewis retiring one day and…

Talk of the Table

    Cut a round hole at the top of the pumpkin, trimming the insides away and discarding all seeds.  Place your pre-soaked and trimmed foam into the pumpkin; it should rise about one inch above the hole. A small square of plastic wrap beneath it will help retain moisture.

November’s Riches

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love to imagine the millions of intrepid home cooks across the nation hitting their kitchens, armed with family recipes, bravely roasting the turkeys and rolling the pie crusts and buttering the potatoes. More importantly, I love sitting down with my own family and friends to eat and reflect on the … Continued

New Life for Leftovers

Even better than Thanksgiving dinner itself, many agree, are the leftovers. What’s more fun than raiding the fridge for a cold slice of pumpkin pie the morning after, or piling turkey, mayo, and fixings between slices of crusty bread for the best sandwich of the year? Leftovers help extend the feasting through Thanksgiving weekend and beyond.

November 2018 Around Town

Sopris 100 Who Care Fundraiser In late September, the Carbondale-based women’s giving circle Sopris 100 Who Care hosted its third fundraising event at Pan & Fork. The group, formed earlier in 2018, raised $9,200 for the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork Schools. Upcoming fundraisers will be held quarterly and new members are welcome; during each meeting, … Continued

Fiesta de Tamales

On October 6, English in Action held its eighth annual Fiesta de Tamales at Eagle Crest Nursery in El Jebel. Families enjoyed homemade tamales and pupusas, a performance by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico, piñatas, and more. All proceeds benefited the nonprofit's mission to help adults learn English and foster a more cohesive community. Photography by Deborah Shannan.

Counting Our Blessings

This month, hundreds of folks in El Jebel and Blue Lake will gather to give thanks for food, company, and the roofs over their heads. Documentary filmmaker Barry Stevenson will be among them.

Ready, Set, Christmas

This year Thanksgiving occurs as early in the month as it’ll ever be, which means that Christmas enthusiasts have maximum time to celebrate the season in late November. Those locals whose favorite post-Thanksgiving tradition involves the rush of picking out a Christmas tree or purchasing early gifts the weekend after Turkey Day are in luck; El Jebel's Eagle Crest Nursery is…