All posts by Mature Living

HBO MAX: Citizen Kane (1941) 

One of the most remarkable, daring and immortal pieces of cinema ever was created by a first-time director. Orson Welles was widely considered a genius for his work on stage and radio before he made the trek to Hollywood to make his first film. The story of a media magnate whose empire and private life

Almond Berry Cake

This cake is heavenly!   Three layers made with delicious almond flour surprises and treats.  Between the light and airy layers, is a sinfully delicious cream made with mascarpone, Crème fraîche, and lemon zest.  On top are fresh berries – any type you enjoy. I’ve made this cake a few times.  It always turns out

Gazpacho

By: Kyle Allison Cubbon For me, the food of summer is tomatoes.  One of my favorite ways to eat these gifts from Mother Nature is in Gazpacho.  There are many recipes.  Some want their gazpacho smooth as tomato soup; others, like me, want the texture of minced vegetables.  Some like a dollop of creme fraiche, some

The African Queen (1951)

John Huston’s combination adventure film and romantic comedy is one of the great treasures of screen chemistry. Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn star as a boat captain and a missionary who find themselves slowly falling in love during a boat journey through East Africa. Bogart won his only Oscar for this film. Streaming on: Amazon

Casablanca (1942)

When it comes to classic films, there is everything else, and then there is Casablanca. Directed by Michael Curtiz, this unforgettable drama stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the tale of an American running a bar in Casablanca during the war, who has to deal with the unexpected consequences of a former lover returning to

His Girl Friday (1940)

One of the all-time classic screwball comedies, directed by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. A newspaper editor (Grant) tries to win back his ex-wife and star reporter (Russell) by suggesting they work together on one last story. Based on the classic 1928 play The Front Page, which has been adapted for the