Food from the farm

Cocina Linda, Durango’s little tamale palace at the edge of Albertsons parking lot, has had a couple of face-lifts in its 10-year history. Now it has signed on for a heart transplant.Founder, chef...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

High prices don’t deter coffee fans

People are paying more to fuel up these days – on coffee.Coffee price increases have outpaced even the hike in gasoline prices the last year. A one-pound can of ground coffee sold for $5.10 in...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Fruitless salad makes a light summer meal

Patricia Wells wants her salads to have it all – fresh seasonal ingredients, bright colors, crunch and a bit of lean protein.Well, almost all. “I generally do not like fruit in my salads, though I...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Kids will go bananas for these cake-like cookies

I buy bananas at the grocery store every time I go. It doesn’t seem to matter how many black ones remain on my counter, the supply is always replenished. But I had only one recipe to use up those...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Skilled at the grill

Some may speculate that men like to grill because the Y chromosome includes a pyromaniac gene. But one thing was certain at Saturday’s Women’s Resource Center’s Men Who Grill annual fundraiser –...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Ramp: Green, scrawny, irrationally adored

It’s scrawny. It’s dirty. It’s bulbous. Its very name is rather pedestrian.If you had to think of the most unlikely adjective to describe a ramp, “sexy” would probably be it.And yet that’s just the...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

A fuss-free, delicious composed salad

When it comes to salads, I’m not big fan of the composed variety. As in, fussy recipes that call for anything beyond dumping a bunch of produce in a bowl.But composed salads – those in which the...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Potato chips reach for new flavors

From spicy new flavorings to premium ingredients, potato chips are cashing in on a whole new image these days.“What’s been happening lately is there are more companies pushing interesting recipes,”...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

They are super

Failing to change your car’s oil and using cheap gas won’t shut you down immediately, but ask your favorite mechanic what’s likely to happen to the engine eventually.That’s the analogy Myra Miller,...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Website peddles obscure and high-end ingredients

Heads up, foodies, there’s a new culinary kid online promising nothing short of died-and-gone-to-heaven.If you’re on the hunt for a fascinating way to cook asparagus (cure it in salt and sugar), or...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Try this quick summer meal as an alternative to takeout

Beautiful spring weather and longer days often mean a good, home-cooked supper falls by the wayside. Who wants to be standing around in the kitchen, right?But don’t give in to the temptation of...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Spring berries make delicious strawberry shortcakes

Even though my brood is still pretty young, they pulled off breakfast in bed for me on Mother’s Day. Emma, 10, made the perfect cup of tea – a very important start to my day. Clay, 6, made me some...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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