Gatherings of culture, green chile to return to Ignacio

Green chile and Native American culture will arrive in Ignacio this weekend. While the Southern Ute Tribal Fair is a popular event that will draw residents from throughout the region for its 98th...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

How to send your child to school with a tasty lunch without turning your routine upside down

Do you hear that? It is the sound of parents everywhere collectively exhaling as kids return to school. My days working from home have become eerily quiet, and the pantry and fridge are finally...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Mom and son try hand at farming in Durango

Jessie Payne has been a gardener his entire life. He’s spent the last 15 years farming with his mother, Sheila. “We’re both gardeners,” Payne said. “We do this because we love it.” Payne and his...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

The deep, red wines of Portugal

Portugal is best known for their fortified dessert wines from Oporto and their fun and spritzy Vinho Verdes. Albeit, cork production there exceeds wine production. However, over the past decade the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Steamworks and El Moro owners plan to cater to locals at Bird’s

The KFC at 2933 Main Ave. may have shuttered last summer, but the spirit of flock and fowl will live on – this time with less cholesterol. Targeted to open in the spring, Bird’s healthy...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Creamy burrata, spicy salsa verde make this a Caprese salad like no other

The Caprese salad is classic for a reason: In the summertime, when tomatoes are at their peak, combining them with basil and fresh mozzarella, sprinkling on a little salt, olive oil and maybe some...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Buying, cooking and enjoying plantains – bananas’ more versatile cousins

If your local supermarket is anything like mine, there’s a huge display of bananas. And right next to it, there’s a much smaller shelf devoted to plantains. It’s very easy to be in the fruit...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Brewery’s next firkin is just peachy

Capitalizing on Colorado’s Palisade peaches, Steamworks Brewing Co. plans to continue its Firkin Fridays series by tapping its “Palisade Punch” firkin at 3 p.m. Friday. The base of Palisade Punch...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Got zucchini?

Zucchini season means it’s time to carve, decorate, weigh, slingshot, and yes, even eat, that prolific squash. On Saturday, the Pine River Library held its fourth annual Zucchini Extravaganza, held...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Local farmers hope to become local staple of food security

James Plate graduated with a degree in agriculture from Fort Lewis College, where he learned about how food is produced and how the food gets to market. He observed that a majority of the region’s...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

San Juan Brewfest celebrates 20 years of beer

The San Juan Brewfest is celebrating two decades as the largest beer fest in the Four Corners on Saturday, but it’s still just shy of drinking age. “It’s almost legal. In one more year, it will be...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Have you ever been fooled by ‘Big Food?’

I still remember a young family that came to me with a gluten-intolerant child. Because the child couldn’t digest gluten, it would make him, very, very sick. They were frustrated because they were...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

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