Animas River Green Chile Festival to celebrate Southwest’s venerable pepper

You can find green chiles smothered on a burrito, on top of a burger and running through the veins of New Mexicans. Beans and chile are New Mexico’s official state veggies and the option for red or...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

South Africa’s wines: From 1650s to today

Over the past 20 years, we have witnessed a significant increase in quality wine from South Africa. Grapes, though, have been grown in and around Cape Town since the 1650s. The South African wine...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

New sugar label rules about maple syrup, honey coming soon

PORTLAND, Maine – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says new guidance about added sugars that will provide an alternate labeling option for pure maple syrup and honey will be released next...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Add flavor and save money by infusing your own vinegar, booze and more

Laugh if you must, but one of my fondest memories of my honeymoon is visiting an olive oil and vinegar shop and tasting as many flavors as I wanted. This was about a decade ago, before I really got...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

A blueberry tart that simply works, so you don’t have to

Before our annual circuit around the sun forces us to kiss off the blueberry season, I urge one and all to try this blueberry tart. Super-tasty and much simpler to make than the standard recipe, it...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

The surprising effects of stress on your gut

If you’ve ever listened to an older friend or family member speaking of the “good ole days,” they might have referred to them as being simpler times. I know when I look at the world my kids are...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

2nd Deli & Spirits owners wanted proper Italian sub, so they opened a restaurant

You would think Durango residents had never eaten a sandwich before when looking at the line out the door at the new 2nd Deli & Spirits. The restaurant at 601 East Second Ave. opened on Aug. 13...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Brown’s Country Store keeps family-run businesses in style

Tucked away in the Mancos Valley, one mile east of Mancos along Highway 160, sits Brown’s Country Store. The store, run by Roy Brown and his wife, Nina, has been serving the Mancos community for...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

This herbaceous take on a blondie is crispy, gooey and impossible to stop eating

I tend to hoard cookbooks at my desk, waiting to flip through them when I’m on the lookout for something new/interesting/delicious/fast/easy. “Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb” by Hayley McKee had been...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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

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