Farmers markets proliferate

When New Orleans chef Haley Bitterman prepares a specialty dinner or hankers after some soft shell crabs to fry at home, she could just ask the giant purveyors who serve her company to deliver a...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Too many green beans? Try turning them into pickles

This year’s garden has not been the most successful. Some of the tomato plants are dying, my cabbage never headed, and the cucumbers are shriveling. But green beans are going wild.Thankfully, green...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Best sauces often are least cooked

You say tomato, they say pomodoro.And when they say it, they mean it. That’s because the Italians are champions of simple, classically delicious ways of using fresh tomatoes. And they should be;...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Dishing it out

It will be here sooner than you think! Local First’s Eat Local Celebration is a concentrated nearly two weeks of local food fun – classes, tours, wine-tasting, free food demonstrations, parties and...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Vera Hansen’s Vegetable Curry

@Recipe intro bold:Note: Any vegetable, fish or meat product can be added to this recipe, if desired.Ingredients:2 tablespoons olive oil1 medium onion, diced small1 medium zucchini, diced small2...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Preserve the bounty

Twenty-one-year-old Sara Schlagel is a master in the kitchen. La Plata County Fair officials recognized her skills Thursday when they crowned her “Homemaker of the Year” for the second consecutive...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Learn to can

Family and Consumer Science CSU Extension agent Wendy Rice will teach “Going Green Food Preservation” in a three-class, hands-on, series Aug. 26, 29 and 30, in the Florida Room Extension Building...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Dishing it Out

Been to a tennis camp lately to work on your backhand? Have you sent your darling future astronauts to space camp? For an adventure right here in River City, roll up your sleeves for Camp...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Afterschool snacks worth rushing home for

Sometimes peanut butter and crackers or a piece of fruit just isn’t enough for the kids after a long day of learning. To keep snacking interesting, try one of these simple recipes.The peanut butter...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Thinking outside the usual (lunch) box sandwiches

Lunch box sandwiches don’t have to default to ham and cheese or peanut butter and jelly.There are plenty of options to mix things up and keep them interesting. Ditching the sliced bread is a good...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Sowing seeds of confusion

Any way you slice it, the tomato is one confusing comestible.There’s the whole identity crisis thing – is it a fruit or a vegetable? And don’t get us started on the tuh-MAY-to, tuh-MAH-to thing....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Et voila! Vending machines dispense French baguettes

France is the home of the baguette, that savory, crisp staple of a fabled gastronomy. But just try getting a fresh one in the evening, or on a holiday, or even in August, when many of the country’s...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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