Why rice paper and wonton wrappers should be staples in your pantry

You may be used to keeping a loaf of bread around for easy impromptu dinners. Or maybe a pack of tortillas. But how about rice paper? Or wonton wrappers? Both are staples in Asian cooking. Rice...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Skywater Alpaca Fibers loses its alpacas

Skywater Alpaca Fibers has been at the Durango Farmers Market since last year, but its products might be in limited supply. Alison Epstein, who runs Skywater, has raised alpacas since about 2003,...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Drink water to boost your brain function

Do you struggle with getting the volume of water you need (aka drinking half your body weight in ounces ... daily!)? I get it, the struggle is real! One of the most common things people tell me is,...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

Farmers Market Profile: Schwebach’s Cedar Hill Farm brings produce from down south

For Michael and Diane Schwebach, the owners of Schwebach’s Cedar Hill Farm, farming has long been a family business. Before, relocating to Cedar Hill, New Mexico – just across the Colorado border –...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

New Zealand’s growing pinot noir country

Attention pinot noir lovers. Your preference may be Sonoma, Oregon or Burgundy, but you probably have yet to try the up-and-coming region of Central Otago, New Zealand. While we all know that that...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Joshua Arnold carries on family’s vinting legacy

“It takes a lot of beer to make wine,” Joshua Arnold said through a broad smile, “and a good scotch helps.” Joshua is the youngest of five siblings and the second generation to take the reins as...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Is homegrown food safer? Only if gardeners take precautions

Food safety often is cited as the primary reason why people grow their own edibles, but that’s frequently an illusion. Food-borne illnesses are almost as likely to be caused by homegrown produce as...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Every steak needs a good sauce – even a cauliflower steak

The last time I made cauliflower “steaks,” I was playing with the chicken-fried idea and I served them with a miso-mushroom gravy. This time, my approach is lighter and brighter. In this recipe by...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

U.N. health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

NEW YORK – The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Taste of Durango to kick off summer festival season

The Taste of Durango returns Sunday. The fiesta is both the city’s largest food celebration and, to many, the event that kicks off Durango’s summer festival season. While many features of Taste ...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Are you on the path to diabetes?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 84 million Americans now have prediabetes. What’s scarier is that nine out of 10 don’t even know they have it. Are you one of...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

How many calories are in that pizza? Chain restaurants now have to tell you

Consumers can no longer plead ignorance when ordering that deep-dish pizza or triple-patty burger. That’s because, as of last Monday, federal rules require restaurant, grocery and convenience store...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food