HIGH’S CAFE & STORE
OVER 30 PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS FROM ALL OVER THE STATE GATHER TO
PRESENT AN EVENING DEDICATED TO
ORIGINAL POETRY BY DOUGLAS SKRIEF, HEAVENLY VOCALS BLENDED, IVORIES EXPERTLY PLAYED AND SPECIAL GUEST MELISSA GIVENS WILL TRANSPORT YOU TO A SACRED SPACE.
PURCHASE YOUR TICKET TODAY. THE CONCERT ALWAYS SELLS OUT.
IF YOU WAIT, YOU RISK MISSING THIS INSPIRING EVENING.
FOLLOWING THE CONCERT, COME TO HIGH’S CAFE & STORE WHERE A JAZZ TRIO WILL KEEP THE GOOD FEELINGS GOING AS YOU ENJOY SOME TASTY NOSH AND WINE.
BE A PART OF THIS YEARLY EVENT THAT NO ONE SHOULD MISS!
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It’s that time of year again! Our annual musicale, which brings together musicians from all over the state, is Monday July 24, 7 PM.
Tickets can be purchased at High’s Cafe & Store during normal business hours. We are unable to process a credit card transaction. Checks made payable to The Comfort Table or cash will be accepted for payment. Generous underwriting allows for 100% of the ticket price to go to the table and pantry. Following the concert, the good feelings continue with wine and nosh at High’s. The after party is a great time to greet and thank the various performers. This year, a string group from The Austin Symphony will join 22 professional singers, a pianist, guitarist, oboist, and bassist along with our word maestro Douglas Skrief from International Falls, Minnesota.
Many audience members have come year after year for the gathering. In the intimate venue of Spinelli’s (former Gaddis Methodist Church), you literally are surrounded in sound. Allow the music and the poetry to transport you to a “better place”. If you have never been, YOU ARE MISSING SOMETHING TRULY SPECIAL.
Get your tickets today. The event is always sold out. Only 175 seats are available.
Well, we dodged another “frozen bullet”. Temps hit the mid 20’s the other evening. No damage. However, we can’t relax yet. Work continues on the garden project. Liners were added for weed protection. 11 yards of top soil was delivered. Mixing in some fertilizer, worms, compost….good start for our veggies. Blooming continues to catch the eye: peonies are on the verge of opening, Russian olive trees are sprouting, honeysuckle is thriving, ground cover is thick and lush and grasses sway. PVC pipe makes a hoop-like frame for the raised bed covers. Progress. Stay tuned!
This meal was a hit the other night.
Oven broiled salmon with teriyaki glaze
Jasmine rice with chives and cilantro
stir-fried vegetables (sweet peppers, crimini mushrooms and blanched green beans)
1/4 C soy sauce
2 T honey
2 T rice wine vinegar
2 T fresh squeezed orange juice
1 T minced garlic
1 T minced fresh ginger
Combine ingredients and whisk until honey is well incorporated. Place salmon filets in a zip-lock bag using half of the marinade. Reserve the other half. Marinate salmon for about 20 minutes. Remove salmon from marinade and brush off any pieces of garlic or ginger. Place salmon on a foil-lined cookie sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Thinner ends of the filet can be tucked under to create a more uniform thickness. Place salmon under a broiler on high setting about 10 inches from the heat source. Keep an eye on it. Broil until filets are just firm to touch.
Reduce remaining marinade over high heat until thickened.
Place vegetables in a preheated large skillet. Using high heat, add about 2 T of olive oil to the pan. Throw in veggies (these are what I had on hand), and spritz with salt and pepper. Resist the urge to stir a lot. Allow them to brown a bit before moving them around. Once good color has developed, add about 1 T of dark sesame oil. This gives great flavor. I also added about a tablespoon of the reduced marinade.
Cook Jasmine rice according to instructions. Add fresh herbs at the very end.
A sprinkle of black sesame seeds and a spoonful of reduced marinade make a nice finish.
Don’t forget to enjoy the process! Pour yourself a glass. I recommend this wine, purchased for $8.99 at Trader Joe’s, for the meal. It is delicious and I’m sure available at other stores.
One for the cook…
dry with subtle fruit, perfect for the meal…
A recent Saturday visit to the Farmer’s Market at the Railyard showed the bounty of nature and a farmer’s pride in providing our most basic needs in a responsible and sustainable manner. ENJOY! And, remember to support your local farmers and artisans.
Alien minstrels landing in a Hill Country Burg spreading their messages of:
Reaching out to the other side
What a wonderful world
& Simple gifts
Join professional musicians from all over our state as they play and sing their way into your very core. Live updates from Comfort’s own solar-powered radio station will keep you informed of their latest sightings. Your $50 ticket (available at High’s Cafe & Store in Comfort / 830-995-4995) is a 100% donation to the feeding arm of Comfort – The Comfort Table & Pantry. Join us for our 7th annual presentation. Following the concert at Spinelli’s Event Center (formerly Gaddis UMC), a rollicking good time for all will be had at High’s complete with wine,beer, tasty nosh and more music!
Purchase your tickets today. Limited seating. Checks (made payable to The Comfort Table) or cash accepted. We always sell out. Don’t be left out of this alien invasion.
Tickets should be purchased in advance at High’s. (7 days, 8am – 4pm)
Goose bumps, laughs, misty eyes…all guaranteed.
Let’s gather and remind ourselves of our shared humanity.
See you JULY 25th, 7 PM.
(cue the weird music)