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

A healthy, indulgent burger that even includes bacon

An indulgent burger can be the perfect treat for Dad on Father’s Day, but it’s hard to balance that sentiment with the urge to keep him healthy.That doesn’t mean you have to toss out the idea of a...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Food from the farm

Cocina Linda, Durango’s little tamale palace at the edge of Albertsons parking lot, has had a couple of face-lifts in its 10-year history. Now it has signed on for a heart transplant.Founder, chef...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

High prices don’t deter coffee fans

People are paying more to fuel up these days – on coffee.Coffee price increases have outpaced even the hike in gasoline prices the last year. A one-pound can of ground coffee sold for $5.10 in...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Fruitless salad makes a light summer meal

Patricia Wells wants her salads to have it all – fresh seasonal ingredients, bright colors, crunch and a bit of lean protein.Well, almost all. “I generally do not like fruit in my salads, though I...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Kids will go bananas for these cake-like cookies

I buy bananas at the grocery store every time I go. It doesn’t seem to matter how many black ones remain on my counter, the supply is always replenished. But I had only one recipe to use up those...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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