Durango Farmers Market: Botanical Companions looks to improve modern diets

Heather Reitz, founder of Botanical Companions in Mancos, believes the modern diet suffers from a lack of live plants. She founded her farm in 2017 to attempt to change that. Reitz was inspired by...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Learning, growing can all start with healthy snack

It’s shocking that despite all the medical advances over the last century, today’s children are expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. A big contributor to this problem is...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

Beer maker Heineken strikes deal to expand in China

BRUSSELS – Heineken, the world’s second-largest brewer, has struck a deal to expand in China, the world’s biggest beer market. Heineken said Friday it is buying a 40 percent stake in the company...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

How to make a good jam without the hassle of canning

It took me an embarrassing number of years to overcome my (unreasonable) paranoia about making jam that would somehow give my friends and family botulism. By the time I mastered canning and...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Blake Knoll tries hand at farming

Blake Knoll picked a tough time to start his first year farming. Knoll, who recently retired, is the only employee at Pinyon Crest Farms and had to deal with the drought that has hit southwestern...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

The inside scoop from a judge at the chuck wagon cook-off

Olathe sweet corn, Palisade peaches, Bayfield farmers market tomatoes – as a food lover, this is one of my favorite times of year. Another highlight is when the organizers of the La Plata-Archuleta...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

This cozy cobbler can be made to suit almost any fruit - or mood

When I make dessert, I tend to have a plan. I’d rather save the improvising and fridge cleaning for savory preparations. This cobbler, however, might go a long way toward loosening me up in the...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

How to keep your cool when it feels too hot to cook

Congrats, you’ve made it through July! You’ve got this cooking in summer thing down, right? Except there’s still August, arguably the most punishingly hot and steamy month. Even if you can’t...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Coke is hoping to turn free water machine into a cash stream

NEW YORK – Can a machine that dispenses water for free also turn into a cash stream for Coca-Cola? The world’s largest soda maker is testing a fountain that lets people fill reusable water bottles...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

I bake for dogs, and they eat it up

Puppy season kicked off last month, with posts on social media and a flood of photographs and videos filling up my feed. My friends and their friends, and, it seems like everyone else’s friends,...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

This curry takes you from India to Thailand and back - in nothing flat

Recipe intimidation can come from many sources: A technique or an ingredient you’re not familiar with, or one you are - and know you don’t like. Or sometimes it’s cumulative. You read through and...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Sutcliffe Vineyards brings wine to farmers market

For the first time in Durango Farmers Market history, alcohol is being offered by a vendor. Sutcliffe Vineyards, located 20 miles west of Cortez near the Canyons of the Ancients, offers wine...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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