Fruit season stretches creativity in Durango and beyond

This summer, my family traveled to both coasts to spend time with different sets of extended family. The gatherings were multi-generational, each of us with our own specific link to one another...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Carver Brewing’s chile contest finds a winner

Assertions by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis that Pueblo’s green chiles are better than those of Hatch, New Mexico, have one more piece of evidence in their favor. In a contest on Aug. 31, Durango’s...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

How to store peaches, corn and melons and stop wasting summer’s best produce

Summer is arguably the best season for produce; it produces some of the most colorful and flavorful fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, summer is also the worst season for the havoc it can wreak...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Ska Brewing Co. brings back Oktoberfest

Cans of Ska Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest, a German-style lager return to Ska’s World Headquarters for the season on Friday. Ska brewed and canned a small batch of this craft lager for the first time...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Elder’s Greenhouse and Garden buys the farm – in a good way

David Elder of Elder’s Greenhouse & Garden has been growing plants commercially for 29 years, but didn’t buy his own farm until just this last year. Elder and his wife, Pam, previously grew...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Cattlemen’s Association announces Chuck Wagon Cook-Off results

The La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association announced the results of the Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Saturday evening. The first-place winners of the wgaon placement and overall food categories won...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Carver Brewing Co. brings home the Pueblo-Hatch chile war

Earlier this month, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis added fuel to a long-burning fiery debate when he took to social media to proclaim that Colorado’s Pueblo green chiles are better than those from...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Diane’s Tortilla Burger serves up homemade fare in southeast La Plata County

Located on the intersection of County Roads 307 and 308, Diane’s Tortilla Burger is not exactly centrally located. It’s closest neighbors are three natural gas plants, not far from the Durango-La...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

How to avoid joining the failing $33B ‘Dietpalooza’

If it was as simple as just having a desire to look and feel your best, we’d all be rocking our favorite jeans, wouldn’t we? I can tell you that desire is not the problem. According to the National...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Wild Mountain Forge will sharpen your knives

There’s a lot of produce at the farmers market, but some of it would be hard to prepare without a knife. That’s where Wild Mountain Forge comes in. The Mancos-based family business sharpens knives...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Chuck wagon cook-off preserves tradition through camp-style cooking

Beef, pinto beans, potatoes, dessert, biscuits and tradition. Those are the basic ingredients that will go into the meals cooked up as part of the La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association Chuck...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

8 tips for saving money on groceries

I do not know of a single person who doesn’t like to save money. And the supermarket is one of the most important places to be shopping-savvy. The good news is there are so many easy and effective...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

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