Entries by Stephen Powell

Comfort, Energy, Venison

Comfort Foods There are foods that make us feel comfortable. That doesn’t mean they’re good for us. Most women choose a sugar treat high in fat to console their emotions. Lower sugar or healthier choices can include: a granola bar, piece of fruit or a yogurt as a treat.

The strength of a Pomegranate

Perhaps you’ve heard Oprah Winfrey share her love of the pomegranate, or you know how good it is for you. This seedy fruit is known as a miracle drug for aging, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s, historically is a symbol of fertility and rebirth. For me it’s a story much different.

Pets, Dirt and Kissing

Pets are the image of you. It’s time to take a look at your dog. It’s more than a coincidence says the results of a 2004 study at University of California. Our dog is a mirror of us and reflects our personalities. Our pets reflect to people what the person is really like on the […]

Generation of Changes

I was born before the baby boomer, between 1946 and 1994. As a young child I chose to have my own identity rather than follow the crowd. I didn’t think like the baby boomers that it was cool to belong to the Mickey Mouse Club. However, I did adore Elvis. I wasn’t smart enough to […]


I found it odd that a spice would have a person’s name. I bought it for that fact alone, ‘cause I knew nothing about the spice. Once home, I opened it and took a sniff. Wow! I couldn’t wait to cook with it. So I began by asking gardeners about the spice. I had no […]

Tomatoes, Honey and Napping

Tomatoes Long before so many studies on how to make tomatoes look bright red and juicy, long before they had so much puffery on how good they may or may not be for you, I was experimenting with them. I’ve grown thousands of tomatoes in the past 50 years, from seed and from plants in […]