Watermelon: More than wedges and fruit salads

When it comes to creative ways to consume watermelon, we tend to shortchange ourselves.There is the classic feta cheese, tomato and watermelon salad. There are various riffs on lemonade spiked with...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Farm fresh

Farmed fish often are misunderstood. Farms are for tomatoes, milk cows and things you can pick. Fish are meant to flail at the end of a line in the jungle-like wilderness of the world’s rivers and...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Low-calorie foods appeal to your inner glutton

When’s the last time you were guiltily scraping your way to the bottom of an ice cream carton and noticed this message: “150 calories per pint”?Yes, per pint.Foods aimed at helping you slim down...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Ham and cheese sandwich packs flavor and nutrition

In a moment of vacation desperation, my son’s dream sandwich was born.It was late. My son was hungry, tired and cranky. We’d just arrived at our rental apartment, and there was virtually no food in...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Healthy fried chicken? Flash frying is the key!

I know what you did last weekend.You splurged on a big, juicy, extra-crispy piece of fried chicken – or maybe two – at that family picnic. And then you lamented the fact that you can’t eat it more...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Dishing it Out

Four Durango restaurants earned respected Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence, announced in the most recent issue of the magazine of the same name that carries restaurant information on 37,000...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Restaurant hives create rooftop buzz

A good restaurant is always a buzz of activity, but some chefs are taking the concept literally, installing rooftop beehives.The idea appears to be mainly to give the ailing bee population a boost,...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

A little fat gives salmon a lot of flavor

Though relatively high in fat – especially compared with most white fish – salmon is a great choice for a healthy diet.That’s because salmon’s fats fall mostly in the good-for-your-heart...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

How sweet it is!

Warm days and cool nights. Apparently, it's just what the farmer ordered. Western Colorado's climate, including the big 40-degree plunge from high daytime to cool nighttime temperatures,...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

There's nothing mysterious about Turkish food

GÖREME, TURKEY - I'm the type of international traveler who, after buying a guide book for my destination, turns first to the food and restaurant chapters. Those often are the most tattered pages...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Red Lentil Soup

Ingredients:2 cups red lentils1 carrot, peeled and shredded1 potato, shredded1 yellow onion, small½ red bell pepper, diced½ cup oil2 tablespoons flour1 tablespoon tomato paste or red pepper paste4...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Dolmas and Sarmas

Notes: Use this mixture to fill both the grape leaves (Sarma) and bell peppers (Dolma).For filling:2 small onions, diced½ red bell pepper, diced2 cups white rice, uncooked1 tablespoon red pepper...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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