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Buttered and Salty: Between The ‘BookendS’

BookendS   Likely R rating, 1 h 14 min – Drama Currently playing film festivals, streaming TBD   *** Serious choices have serious consequences. That’s the underlying theme in the indie-drama “BookendS,” a film that centers around two couples who spend an evening getting to know each other while a level four hurricane tears through […]

Preserve it! Persimmons: Drying & Using

Natalia Budillo UCCE Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County One of the changing landscapes of the American kitchen table has been the increase in the variety of fruits and vegetables available at any given time. Foods previously considered exotic by American standards have become a staple in mainstream grocery stores as well as farmers […]

Buttered and Salty: Goodbye Christopher Robin

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” * * * 1/2 PG, 1 hour, 47 minutes Biography, Family, History Watching “Goodbye Christopher Robin” I was reminded that when we go to the movies not only do images get projected onto a silver screen, but we project our lives right back at the images in front of us. Thus explains […]

Get your tickets for some wonderful holiday home tours

There are many ways to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with friends and family. One of the most delightful is to go on an inspirational holiday home tour. A holiday home tour is many things: A source of design inspiration, as each home is decorated by a professional interior decorator; a way to share a one-of-a-kind […]

Grow For It! Marvelous Monardas

Maria Wong White UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County There is a plant in my garden that I’m very happy with, and I’d like to tell you about it. Monardas, also commonly called Bee Balm, have so many excellent attributes: A long bloom time from late spring until mid-summer. Massively attractive to many beneficials, […]

Running to feed the hungry this Thanksgiving

Hard as it is to believe, Halloween is behind us and we are in the midst of the “holiday season.” Andy Williams sang about it as “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” but the months of November and December are among the most stressful, too, especially for those who are in hard times. These […]

Buttered and Salty: Suburbicon

Suburbicon *  1/2 R, 1 hour, 44 minutes Crime, Drama, Mystery Throughout the almost two-hour runtime of George Clooney’s most recent directing effort, I sat in the theater contemplating who could have better served this material. Yes, “Suburbicon” is that mediocre. That’s a shame, because there are ideas in this film that could have led to something […]

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