In search of ponies: Hummingbirds need some sugar

Every now and then a neighbor needs to borrow a little sugar — and sometimes it could be a matter of life and death. No, not because of that batch of cookies they started only to realize they didn’t have enough in their canister. It turns out that perhaps because of the extreme weather we’ve […]

Produce prices jump after freeze

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Alisa Boswell This winter marked a harsh season for the tropical areas in and around the U.S., such as California, Florida and Mexico, causing a shortage in certain produce and a sharp spike in prices. Mackenzie Kennedy, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, said she had to switch to buying canned and frozen produce […]

My turn: Doughnuts ultimate treat

Doughnuts: delicious sugar-and-fat bombs with a siren song. They pop up at work, meetings, church, etc., and I have trouble turning them down. Somebody once told me his eating habits were healthy until he was around doughnuts on Saturday. I admitted to also having the doughnut weakness. “Oh, they know your name, too?” he replied. […]

My turn: Low fat German chocolate cake worth a try

Argen Duncan German chocolate cake is great low-fat. Really. I was skeptical when a friend first offered me a piece of her low-fat, reduced-sugar German chocolate cake about a year ago. It’s a good thing I tried it, though. The cake is chocolatey, moist and light. It doesn’t sit like a rock in your stomach […]

It's their business: Jo Beth's Sugar Shack

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte • Name: Jo Beth’s Sugar Shack • Hours: Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Location: 1717 W 21st St., Clovis • Type of business: Bakery • What they offer: Baked goods • Specialty: Ice cream cake, cobbler, cut cakes, brownies, different bars, […]

Portales past: Nov. 2, 1942

Nov. 2, 1942: An important notice read: All institutions and industries have to apply to the Rationing Board for their sugar rationing before Nov. 5.

Portales past: Aug. 23, 1945

Aug. 23, 1945: Sugar had 38 stamps in the ration book. Four were to become valid on Sept. 1.

My Turn: Surprisingly sweet treat

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer I tried strawberries with sour cream and brown sugar after Ronnie Birdsong, a vice president at Eastern New Mexico University, recommended the treat. Dip a fresh, whole strawberry into sour cream and then into brown sugar. The sour cream chips in richness, and the brown sugar, of course, sweetness. […]

Texas dream becomes reality

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I felt like a child on a sugar high as I sat in rush hour traffic on I-635 in Dallas, laughing inside my mini-van and telling my children how great it was to actually experience the Metroplex traffic first hand. They weren’t too impressed, and asked, “Is there a road […]

Jan. 7, 1977

The Portales News-Tribune reported that locals were reacting to prices of coffee when it jumped from 60 cents a pound to one dollar, but were not as reactionary as they were to the sugar prices two years earlier.

Creative Living gets cooking

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making pillow tops using photos and stamps, gluten-free cooking and shadow appliqué will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Artist and designer Carolyn Dahl of Houston will demonstrate a quick and easy method for making pillow tops using photos […]

Desserts don’t have to be labor intensive

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on gourmet desserts, making the most of a business lunch, and the benefits of eating blueberries will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Cookbook author, Janel Franklin will demonstrate how to make gourmet desserts with little effort — and […]

Sugar takes center stage

By Sheryl Borden: Columnist Information on refinishing vanity cabinets, managing gout, and using organic sugar products will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Furniture refinishing expert, Bruce Johnson will show how to refinish a new vanity cabinet to provide an update to an existing […]

Elder abuse topic of Creative Living

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on elder abuse and bread machines will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturda at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Thomas Lee is an elder attorney for […]

Friut can jazz up ordinary bread pudding

June Crozier Towers If ordinary bread pudding is not enough, jazz it up with apples, coconut and pecans. A plain-Jane dessert suddenly becomes a star. Top it with heavy cream or vanilla ice cream, and this bread pudding becomes a real crowd-pleaser. How nice that it takes just minutes to toss it together and only […]