A day for apples

YELLOW JACKETBy the time Tom Hooten opened the gate of the Southwest Colorado Research Center orchard Saturday morning, 300 apple pickers were already armed and ready with kitty litter pails,...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Spiced Apple Rings

Note: Always consult a canning guide, such as the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving, or Colorado State University Extension’s guide to canning fruits, available online at...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Nancy Marion's AZC (Apple, Zucchini, Carrot) Bread

Notes: This is my favorite zucchini bread because it uses apples! It is very moist and tasty and freezes well. Perfect for fall harvest!Servings: Makes 2 9-inch-by-5-inch loaves.Ingredients:3 cups...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Garden party

When foodies gathered Sept. 9 for Stem to Stem, one of more than a dozen Eat Local celebrations sponsored by Durango’s Local First, the Rochester Hotel’s intimate courtyard provided an ideal...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Backyard Harvest Bouquet

Ingredients:Enough fresh herbs, such as basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano and chamomile, bundled to fill a mason jarApples, pears or gourdsPeppers and/or berriesOrnamental grassesSunflowers or any...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

DIY butter is easy, insanely delicious and so worth it

Why go to the trouble of making butter at home? After all, that’s why they package it all up neat in little sticks for us at the grocery store... so we don’t have to.And yet, it is so worth doing....

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Simple corn salsa transforms sweet sauteed bay scallops

This simple and incredibly fast dinner is for those warm late summer nights when you want something amazing, but don’t have the time or energy to be amazing in the kitchen.In this recipe, the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Soul food disappearing in Chicago as blacks leave

Duct tape covers a large crack in the premier booth at Hard Time Josephine’s Cooking, where waitresses call you “sweetie” and customers come for the steaming shrimp bisque and homemade peach...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Spicing up apple season in a savory sort of way

This time of year, my son would gladly eat nothing but applesauce. Especially if he got to pick the apples that went into it.But healthy as they may be, apples alone do not make a proper diet. So...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Chocolate Peanut Butter Covered Apples

Start to finish: 30 minutes (10 minutes active)Servings: 4Ingredients:3 ounces heavy cream2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter6 ounces bittersweet chocolate bits4 apples (any variety)4 wooden pop...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Taking apples beyond pies and sauces

With the onset of apple season, it’s time to start thinking about ways to use all those bushels you bring home from your picking adventures.While sauces and pies are a fine start, it’s also easy to...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Apple-Cheddar Puffs

Start to finish: 45 minutesServings: Makes 24 puffsFor the puffs:1 cup water6 tablespoons unsalted butter1 teaspoon salt1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour5 eggs1 cup grated extra-sharp cheddar cheeseFor...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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