When summer corn is at its sweetest, this Thai salad adds a little heat

When I crave fresh corn – meaning all summer long – I usually want an easy preparation that showcases its sweet flavor. Often, that means simply grilling, barely steaming or microwaving it. I’ll...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

The River bar and grill caters to locals

All fun flows to The River Bar and Grill, a rejuvenated sports bar, restaurant and honky-tonk on the shores of the Dolores River. General Manager Debbie Valerio is on a mission to create the best...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Fresh produce arriving at Bayfield farmers markets

The Bayfield Downtown Farmers Market is starting its second season with salad greens, zucchini, carrots, radishes, turnips, and for the early birds, tomatoes. In addition to natural produce by...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

How to enjoy summer but avoid its pitfalls

Hanging with friends and family in the summer is all part of the fun. But the endless unhealthy summertime eats don’t have to ruin your waistline and leave you feeling “blah.” Here are a few ideas...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

How to drink tequila and mezcal like a grown-up

There’s something about tequila that activates the revelry gland, whatever part of the American brain it is that responds to a bottle of Cuervo by bawling “PAAAAARRRTY!” No one bawls “PAAAAARRRTY!”...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

A tasty summer salad that’s throw-together simple

Sometimes, I’m up for anything in the kitchen: ready to experiment, excited by recipes that require multiple processes. Most weeknights, though, my pressing question is: What can I throw together...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

The cool thing to do with berries past their prime

Summer berries are whiz-bang beautiful right up until they aren’t. At overripe, they can still taste as good or even better, though, which is why industrious cooks get out pie plates and jam pots...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

How to roast peppers – the unsung heroes of your produce bin

Roasted peppers are one of the most versatile ingredients around. Use them on a salad or pizza, puree them into soup or sauces, toss them in tacos or sandwiches, or lightly dress them and serve...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Pitts Family Ranch hopes new land will increase market

Michele Pitts spent her childhood in Durango. When she had an opportunity to return to the Four Corners four years ago, she jumped at it. Pitts and her husband, Jim, founded Pitts Family Ranch four...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Smiley Market hopes to act as entryway into Durango’s marketplace

In the past year, Durango’s farmers market scene has exploded, growing from one to four markets in the city. Joining the Durango, Animas City and Three Springs markets is a new market at the Smiley...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Traditional Mexican tacqueria opens in Dolores

Authentic and affordable Mexican food is the trademark for Nanny’s Taqueria, a new restaurant in Dolores on 11th Street. Business partners Humberto Arrendondo and Guillermo Garcia have been cooking...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

These cherry pies are buttery, crispy and tart - and they fit in the palm of your hand

Food memories are funny. While I remember distinctly the very first time I tasted a fried pie, I find I can’t really recall its flavor, texture or any particulars. More, I remember my brain darn...

DATE: July 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food