San Juan Brewfest turns 21 with ‘exceptional beers,’ fundraising

The San Juan Brewfest came of age Saturday – celebrating its 21st birthday – and according to Business Improvement District Executive Director Tim Walsworth, it was the best one yet. He said that...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Strategies for cooking without heat

Can you cook without heating a single thing? Bowl of cereal to the rescue! Oh, you want to cook cook? And end up with an actual meal? Good news: You can do that, too. (Just don’t judge me on the...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests

How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Former competitors bring new restaurant to Bayfield

BAYFIELD – On Mill Street, two “open soon” signs have had a face-off for weeks. The signs mark new restaurants coming to downtown Bayfield. Further down the road, “for sale” or “for lease” signs...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Go ahead and microwave fish, and other office lunch etiquette you should ignore

Packing your lunch. The very phrase suggests unwelcome labor, less a matter of preparing for work than a kind of effort in its own right. Maybe the act finds you morning groggy, coffee still...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Breen Mesa Farm Creamery has goat cheese

Breen Mesa Farms Creamery opened in May of this year, and according to owner Edit Aquarian, it is “the only FDA-approved mobile milk parlor in Colorado.” The farm and creamery specializes in soft...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

The Kennebec brings a farmers market to Hesperus

Prior to this summer, residents of Hesperus and Durango West looking for a market for fresh produce and other items had to make the trip all the way into Durango or Mancos. Now, they have an...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Durango’s Two Bears Farm makes CBD products

Durango’s Two Bears Farm specializes in one compound and the products you can put it in – cannabidol, or CBD, derived from hemp. “We create CBD products,” said Chris Burgess, operations manager of...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Best Kind Ferments harnesses a passion for fermentation

Durango resident Dax Berney’s new kimchi and sauerkraut business, Best Kind Ferments, was founded on his passion for food and fermentation. Berney said he has been making kimchi for years and...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

UN food agency to boost aid for 4 Central American countries

GENEVA – The World Food Program says it’s planning to nearly quadruple the number of people that the U.N. agency helps in four central American countries affected by drought, seen as one of the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Eight non-culinary tools you can use in the kitchen

People are very resourceful, and the kitchen is one of the places where the most clever among us can shine. Kitchen equipment can be more expensive – and less durable – than similar tools designed...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Fiddling Potter creates art and music

After a career educating students in Arizona about art, Yvonne Holland of Durango continues to make it, now selling it as the Fiddling Potter Studio. “I was an art teacher for 33 years,” Holland...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

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