Daily Archives

May 1, 2014

Getting Fresh

The growing season is in full swing, but if you don’t have the space, the inclination or the green thumb needed to raise crops of good-for-you food, you can count on the local farmers and vendors at one of Columbia’s farmers markets to…

Easy Does It

There’s no need to tend the fire, baste or wrap the brisket. You can go from a fresh brisket to a tender, great-tasting brisket in about 18 hours with only about 30 minutes of work. The Brisket A brisket is one of the nine primal cuts…

May Flowers

If all those April showers did their job last month, we’ll be enjoying the tradeoff as nature bursts into full blossom in May. Add some bloom to your springtime sipping with a trio of wines from Flowers Vineyard & Winery. The Flowers…

Bombs Away

Bear with us as we take you through a quick history lesson on a different kind of cocktail. This year marks the 75th year of the Molotov cocktail. The decidedly undrinkable incendiary concoction was first deployed during the Winter War…

Lady Leatherneck

Helen Grahl moves quickly through her sunny kitchen. The purple hue of the petite, 89-year-old Columbia woman’s sweater disappears behind a corner. She reappears with a stack of papers in her alabaster hands. Her silver brooch gleams in…

Sweet For The Sweets

Strawberry coulis is a simple garnish that enhances many different desserts. It can be used as a topping for ice cream, as a layer between chiffon cakes or as a sauce for chocolate brownies. Coulis employs agar-agar as a thickening…

Fun In The Sun

Strappy sandals add sass to any outfit, combining fashion with function and showcasing your warm-weather pedicure. Gold thongs by Charles Albert, available at Glik’s ($9.90) Cream T-strap sandals by Franco Sarto, available at American…

Two For Triathlons

For the average guy, a weekend bike ride entails a casual two-wheeled jaunt around the neighborhood. For Columbian Brent Young and his son, Brandon, a weekend bike ride is a full-speed, heart-pounding, 20-mile trek. Brent Young is a…

Taking Flight

A century ago, the global conflagration tabbed as The War To End All Wars ignited in Europe and consumed the world. Sadly, the conflict did not end warfare in the world. Thousands of Americans have since answered the call to arms in defense…

Day Trips

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” — G.K. Chesterton Usually, when people think of travel — especially the enlightening sort of travel that Mr. Chesterton had in mind — they think of heading off…

Riding High

Riding High Two local horse riders, Liz Hotchkiss and Bill Wise, earn a national honor from the Dressage Foundation. Their dressage stories show there’s no one way to fall in love with this most graceful of equestrian sports.