Covid-shaped cakes and cupcakes are popping up in fine-dining restaurants, bakeries and home kitchens around the world

Last week, a sweet dish offered by the Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant Alinea stirred a bitter controversy. Some on social media were outraged by an image of a canape, apparently fashioned out...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Your food scraps deserve another shot. Here’s how to use peels, stems and more in your cooking.

If you dump your pickle juice and bean water, compost your kale stems, spit out your watermelon seeds and chuck your orange peels, you’re probably not alone. But it’s time to give them a second...

DATE: July 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Want to add depth to your fruits and vegetables? There’s a ferment for that.

The proposition sounds a little dubious: Leave some vegetables in a jar on your counter. Just leave them there. For weeks. Then eat them. It’s perfectly safe, say the pickling enthusiasts. They’re...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Mancos Farmers Market in full bloom

Summer is in full swing, and local farmers markets have sprung up throughout the Four Corners area. Mancos’ Thursday afternoon market is three weeks in, stationed in a small park across Grand...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why you should use your toaster oven as more oven, less toaster

Given the name, it’s no surprise that people might put the emphasis on “toast” when thinking about their toaster oven. But these days, as the countertop appliance gets smarter and better, you...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

How do you buy local beef?

The coronavirus pandemic has raised interest in buying local beef, but it can be difficult to know how to do that – even in the meat industry. The interest in local beef was noticed statewide , but...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

A dry marinade and two-zone grill are the one-two punch of great grilling

At last, summer has officially begun, and we’re all ready for the simple pleasure of standing around a grill outside, cool drink in hand, watching dinner happen. Unfortunately, with live-fire...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Picnic-ready, classic slaw gets a healthful upgrade - and a flavor boost

Cole slaw is a good friend to me all summer long. This is the version that’s on my table so often that making it feels breezily familiar – thinly slice the cabbage and onion, grate the carrot, then...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Chef Safari has a ‘gift’ for Durango: Eat Zawadi

In the corner of the plaza near Fifth Street and East Eighth Avenue, the brick walls give no hint of the colorful décor and flavorful food held within Durango’s new takeout restaurant, Eat Zawadi....

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How to turn single-purpose kitchen tools into multiuse gadgets

I have a pretty small kitchen with a limited amount of room (ask my basement how it feels about being the overflow storage space). So whenever I feel the inclination to add “just one more thing” to...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Ice pops are a quintessential summer treat. Here’s how to make your own.

Few summer treats are as iconic as the ice pop. Hot days, a rainbow of colors dripping down your arm: It’s pure bliss. And it happens to be bliss that you can easily create in your own kitchen,...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Greek potato nachos are the snackable, craveable mash-up you’ve been missing

Inspiration often strikes unexpectedly. While I was doing errands a few weeks back, I walked past a blue-and-white decorated Greek food truck and a side dish on its menu board caught my eye: fried...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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