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More than s’mores

If you have to pack it in, it had better be useful.That’s the mantra if you’re camping anywhere, but especially if you are setting up camp above 9,000 feet, in the National Forest near Sig Creek,...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Everything’s coming up roses for summer wines

Looking for a summer wine? Roses are a blooming good choice.We’re talking the dry, fresh wines (pronounced ro-ZAY) that pair beautifully with warm-weather foods, such as grilled fish and sausage,...

DATE: June 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

The raw food diet

Unless you’ve been comatose under a cabbage leaf, you know there’s a food fight happening at a restaurant near you. Suffice it to say, home gardeners and locavores may be winning in this...

DATE: June 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

These luscious deviled eggs are low-fat and not so sinful

Deviled eggs are a classic accompaniment to summer picnics and barbecue. But they generally are loaded with fat and calories from the egg yolks and mayonnaise.We set out to remake the filling to be...

DATE: June 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Potato fit for Fourth

Nobody is going to bother baking potatoes for Fourth of July celebrations.Which is too bad because a baked potato topped with a plethora of barbecue-friendly toppings – think grated cheeses, chili,...

DATE: June 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Small town, good food

Sawhorses marked the celebration zone boundaries on Blair Street, but Saturday’s block-party spirit, along with gusty late-afternoon winds, lifted the final vestiges of cabin fever from every...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Summery cucumber salad lets young chefs practice their cutting skills

We are in Maryland for our annual visit to kick off the summer. Lucky for us, many vegetables come in a lot earlier in the Mid-Atlantic region than they do in Durango. I barely got my garden...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Hominy salad mixes familiar and unique

For Southern cooking doyenne Martha Hall Foose, a memorable salad is a contrast of the common and the unexpected.“Great salads are a balance of familiar and unique,” she said in an e-mail...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Ice cream on menu on Appalachian Trail

All sinew and muscle, Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Alan Downs figured it would be a breeze to down a half-gallon of Hershey’s chocolate ice cream. He plunked down his money at the Pine Grove...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Sonoran dog is odd combo

It sounds like the sort of thing frat boys would dare each other to eat – a hot dog wrapped in bacon, stuffed in a puffy roll, then smothered in pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, mustard, jalapeno...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Calif. grape growers suffer sobering spring

Wild spring weather across California’s wine country has been enough to drive a vintner to drink.From killer snow in the Sierra Nevada foothills to dry-season downpours along the coast to a hard...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Grilling puts twist on traditional fool

Don’t let the name confuse you. This is an easy, delicious and summery dessert, not a reference to the person standing at the grill.A fool is a classic British dessert made from a fruit compote and...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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