Congress pushes back on healthier school lunches

WASHINGTON – Who needs leafy greens and carrots when pizza and french fries will do? In an effort many 9-year-olds will cheer, Congress wants pizza and french fries to stay on school lunch lines...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Cooks in cahoots

Six chefs, six courses, nearly a dozen wines and a sell-out crowd added up to a successful Collaborative Chefs Showcase to benefit Sexual Assault Services Organization Thursday night at the Strater...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Poached turkey is quicker, healthier

To say that I love Thanksgiving dinner is similar to saying that expensive Champagne is something to satisfy your thirst.I don’t just love it, but live for it. And much of that is thanks to my...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Fennel Seed and Chive Biscuits

Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: Makes 18 biscuitsIngredients: 2 tablespoons fennel seeds4 cups all-purpose flour2 tablespoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter,...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Fennel: A savory choice that is surprisingly sweet

Licorice as a Thanksgiving flavor? Kind of, and it’s surprisingly good.It’s easier – and more delicious – than you might think. That’s because fennel, as both a seed and a vegetable, can lend a...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Fennel Rubbed Turkey and Gravy

Start to finish: 2½ to 3 hours Servings: Makes a 12- to 14-pound turkey with gravyIngredients: 4 large yellow onions, quartered2 tablespoons fennel seeds1 tablespoon coriander seeds1 tablespoon...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Braised Fennel Mashed Potatoes

Start to finish: 1 hour Servings: 12Ingredients: ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided3 fennel bulbs, white parts only, thinly sliced1 medium sweet onion, sliced2 cups low-sodium chicken broth5...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Seeded Glazed Carrots

Cut 2 pounds of carrots into ½-inch chunks. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large deep skillet. Add the carrots and stir to coat. Season with salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of fennel seed, then cook...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Fennel Apricot Slaw

Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 8Method: ½ cup plain Greek-style yogurt¼ cup mayonnaise3 tablespoons white balsamic or cider vinegar1 tablespoon honey1 tablespoon poppy seeds1½ teaspoons...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Fennel Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Slice and saute until tender the white parts of 2 leeks and 1 fennel bulb in 2 tablespoons of butter. Add 14 ounces of loose sweet Italian fennel sausage meat and saute until browned and cooked...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Eat, drink, save

When November’s frost is on the pumpkins, good dining deals pile up more predictably than snow. Durango’s restaurants will not disappoint locals during this shoulder season between the exodus of...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

No need to guess! Leave the Turkey Day math to us

Quick! How many people does a 12-pound turkey feed? How many servings in a can of cranberry sauce? How long should you brine the bird?Don’t worry, we’re lousy at Thanksgiving trivia, too. That’s...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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