Dalgona coffee is sweet, milky and pretty. It’s also not for coffee lovers.

My hands are shaking as I prepare a second batch of dalgona coffee, the quarantine-chic drink and the latest piece of evidence that we have no idea what to do with ourselves during a pandemic. The...

DATE: May 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

How to safely reheat all those leftovers without ruining them

Whether you’re at home and working to stretch your cooking into as many meals as possible or trying to make the most of your takeout dinners, leftovers are a huge timesaver. They can also be tasty...

DATE: April 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

How to start regrowing green onions and other vegetables on your windowsill

The isolation imposed by the coronavirus has awakened a latent homesteading spirit within many of us. The proliferation of sourdough was an early indication that people were seeking, even in small...

DATE: April 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Eating in quarantine: How to stretch your groceries

My enthusiasm for cooking these days is a moving target. Maybe it’s the exhaustion of sampling from the daily platter of quarantine-inspired emotions. Maybe it’s the vagaries of my teenagers’ taste...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Crispy-skinned sheet-pan chicken and cabbage scores high on flavor and low on effort

Three things that make me very happy: simple, sheet pan and supper. Add “scrumptious” to that list and you have an apt description of what this recipe brings to the table. Here, bone-in chicken...

DATE: April 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

How to freeze fresh vegetables while preserving their best qualities

As social distancing and self-quarantining quickly become our new normal, many Americans are heeding advice to stock their home kitchens for the long haul. For most of us, trips to the grocery...

DATE: April 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Here’s how long those condiments in your fridge and pantry are supposed to last

We’re all spending a lot more time at home now, sifting through our pantries and refrigerators. Produce and meat we know are use it or lose it. But what about all those condiments? You know, the...

DATE: April 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Foodies rejoice: Take-out options abound in Durango and beyond

Herald Staff Report Durango tourism officials and business leaders like to boast that Durango has more restaurants per capita than San Francisco. And La Plata County residents have joked that...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Why sourdough baking is a non-starter for me right now

If your social media feeds are anything like mine, you’ve seen them: pictures of sourdough. The Big Boi loaves. The open, airy cross-section views. Even the humble, bubbly starters are cause for...

DATE: April 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Natural Foods Co-op launches curbside pickup

The Durango Natural Foods Co-op launched a curbside pickup service with online grocery ordering Monday in an effort to keep shoppers and workers safe during the new coronavirus pandemic. Durango’s...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Facing devastating losses, small farmers pivot to sell directly to consumers

For many farmers, March is the calm before the storm of spring. But this year, in addition to ordering seeds and planning crops, small farmers around the country are finding themselves with very...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Apps have turned restaurant work into a gig-economy hustle

NEW YORK - Zia Sheikh is like a lot of restaurant veterans. Since 2003, he has worked in dozens of kitchens, from sketchy to straight-up fancy. He once got seven stitches after slicing off a...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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