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Farmers Market Profile: Mom and son try hand at farming in Durango

Jessie Payne has been a gardener his entire life. He’s spent the last 15 years farming with his mother, Sheila. “We’re both gardeners,” Payne said. “We do this because we love it.” Payne and his...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

The deep, red wines of Portugal

Portugal is best known for their fortified dessert wines from Oporto and their fun and spritzy Vinho Verdes. Albeit, cork production there exceeds wine production. However, over the past decade the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Steamworks and El Moro owners plan to cater to locals at Bird’s

The KFC at 2933 Main Ave. may have shuttered last summer, but the spirit of flock and fowl will live on – this time with less cholesterol. Targeted to open in the spring, Bird’s healthy...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Creamy burrata, spicy salsa verde make this a Caprese salad like no other

The Caprese salad is classic for a reason: In the summertime, when tomatoes are at their peak, combining them with basil and fresh mozzarella, sprinkling on a little salt, olive oil and maybe some...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Buying, cooking and enjoying plantains – bananas’ more versatile cousins

If your local supermarket is anything like mine, there’s a huge display of bananas. And right next to it, there’s a much smaller shelf devoted to plantains. It’s very easy to be in the fruit...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Brewery’s next firkin is just peachy

Capitalizing on Colorado’s Palisade peaches, Steamworks Brewing Co. plans to continue its Firkin Fridays series by tapping its “Palisade Punch” firkin at 3 p.m. Friday. The base of Palisade Punch...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Got zucchini?

Zucchini season means it’s time to carve, decorate, weigh, slingshot, and yes, even eat, that prolific squash. On Saturday, the Pine River Library held its fourth annual Zucchini Extravaganza, held...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Local farmers hope to become local staple of food security

James Plate graduated with a degree in agriculture from Fort Lewis College, where he learned about how food is produced and how the food gets to market. He observed that a majority of the region’s...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

San Juan Brewfest celebrates 20 years of beer

The San Juan Brewfest is celebrating two decades as the largest beer fest in the Four Corners on Saturday, but it’s still just shy of drinking age. “It’s almost legal. In one more year, it will be...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Have you ever been fooled by ‘Big Food?’

I still remember a young family that came to me with a gluten-intolerant child. Because the child couldn’t digest gluten, it would make him, very, very sick. They were frustrated because they were...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

July restaurant inspections for Montezuma County

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Watermelon and basil turn water into a party-worthy thirst-quencher

When you want something more flavorful than water to quench your thirst, and you’d like to keep it healthful, on an ordinary day it does the trick to just plop a few sliced berries, citrus wedges...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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