Losers win big

If you want to win a local weight-loss contest, first think about what’s on your plate. A heaping cupful of motivation is essential. Dress that with a spoonful of self-awareness. Season liberally...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Md. hopes to win sales with sustainable crab

Deciding among the crab offerings at the supermarket can be daunting. Jumbo lump, backfin or claw? Chesapeake, Gulf or Indonesian? Competition is tough when it comes to the packaged blue crab meat...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Nutty, crunchy pepitas add traditional Hispanic flair

Plenty of people will have a tough time taking pumpkin seeds seriously.Fair enough. Americans unfamiliar with Hispanic foods generally only encounter them in the glop you scrape out of...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

A lighter approach to classic, fatty artichoke dip

Spinach and artichoke dip sounds like it should be a virtuous treat. After all, it’s loaded with vegetables.Trouble is, it’s usually more mayonnaise and cheese than spinach and artichoke. So we...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Outdated home-brew laws cause brouhaha

About the only thing Kevin Flynn enjoys more than drinking his home-brewed beer is sharing it with fellow beer club members at festivals and tasting competitions. So Flynn and his buddies were...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Choose wines that suit your mood

You know wine and food pairings. But how do you feel about wine and mood pairings?That’s the approach being taken by a new line of wines – “Be.” – from Treasury Wine Estates that are aimed at an...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

A souper night

Soup warmed the hearts and tummies of more than 400 gathered for Mercy Health Foundation’s annual Soup for the Soul fundraiser held March 14 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds exhibit hall.Nothing...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Party like mad... Or at least like Mad Men

Does Don Draper do finger food? Judging by the first four seasons of TV’s popular “Mad Men” show it doesn’t seem likely unless we’re talking about a belt of bourbon with a couple of smoking hot...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

‘Pink slime’ sounds gross, but is it really that bad?

All this angst about “pink slime” has made one thing clear: We don’t always know what we’re getting when we bite into a big juicy burger.Which leaves unanswered some of the most basic questions in...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

These easy wraps have kick

Gluten-free and lower-carb wasn’t the goal, but that’s what I got.I was making dinner and all I really wanted was a fast, filling and easy chicken something-or-other. I was thinking chicken and...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

An eye for pies

If she were writing the Bourjaily Bible for Pie Crust Creation, Marti Bourjaily’s first commandment would be “Thou shall not over mix!”Then she’d lift her index finger high and proclaim: “Use...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Dining in the dark at Blind Cafe

Even in complete darkness, 80 people in Boulder searched eagerly for their food – and maybe even a little bit of enlightenment.The Blind Cafe made its return to Boulder recently. The event is a...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

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