You can now spend your summer wearing a ranch dressing swimsuit in a ranch dressing pool floatie

Sure, no one needs a $35 pool float shaped like a bottle of ranch dressing. But ranch dressing has never been about needs. Ranch dressing is about our most brazen wants: to make healthy vegetables...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Atapiño liqueur combines pinion nuts and ponderosa pines

The spice of roasted piñon nuts and the sweet, vanilla sap of ponderosa pines are aromas that are emblematic of the Southwest’s high alpine desert. It was these aromas that inspired Santa Fe...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Ready, set, grill: A guide to outdoor cooking

I hear the siren call of the grill year-round, but in spring and summer, it seems like everyone wants to get outside and cook. I love grilling for these reasons: The convection heat of an outdoor...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Bee-Orn Apiaries produces certified natural honey

Based in Farmington, but keeping their bees along both the Animas and San Juan rivers, Bee-Orn Apiaries sells comb honey at the Durango Farmers Market. Owner Steve Rankin said the apiaries follow...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Asparagus and pasta canoodle in this elegant spring dish

I was noodling vegetables using a knife and a peeler long before spiralizers came on the scene or pre-cut zoodles could be found in the grocery store, and I am thrilled that they are so popular...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

In season now: Microbiome-boosting leafy greens

Sometimes I wonder if this human experiment has strayed a bit far from its origins. Maybe it’s the fact of how many hours I spend sitting indoors, pixelated input beaming into my brain’s visual...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Face Plant Ale returns for Iron Horse in familiar form

If there’s an official beverage of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, it’s the Face Plant Ale. Brewed by both Steamworks Brewing Co. and Ska Brewing Co. , the beer celebrating this weekend’s iconic...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Fenceline Cider bottles sense of place into beverages

The lone alcohol vendor at the Durango Farmers Market, Fenceline Cider, brings locally-produced cider and wine to the market. “We started a year and a half ago in Mancos and we just go around...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Five things you need to know about rosé

June 8 is National Rosé Day, one of those silly national this-or-that days celebrated on the second Saturday in June for the past, well, five years. Registered by in 2014 at...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

I hate raisins. But pickle them, and they make this roasted eggplant salad crazy good.

Smart cooks have their little tricks, back-pocket condiments and add-ons that can transform a dish. Chef and former farmer Abra Berens is one of those cooks, and her new cookbook is full of them....

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Turn your taco inside out for a nostalgic update on the hard-shell classic

I have a soft spot in my heart for hard-shell tacos. It’s partly thanks to joyful childhood memories of meals whipped up from those boxed kits, but it’s also because they taste lip-smackingly good...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Sacred Song Farm reinvigorates the land

Sacred Song Farm, which specializes in beef, lamb and pork, is on a mission to reinvigorate the land around it. “We rotate our animals every single day,” said Scott Hauck, who manages the...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

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