A blueberry tart that simply works, so you don’t have to

Before our annual circuit around the sun forces us to kiss off the blueberry season, I urge one and all to try this blueberry tart. Super-tasty and much simpler to make than the standard recipe, it...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

The surprising effects of stress on your gut

If you’ve ever listened to an older friend or family member speaking of the “good ole days,” they might have referred to them as being simpler times. I know when I look at the world my kids are...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

2nd Deli & Spirits owners wanted proper Italian sub, so they opened a restaurant

You would think Durango residents had never eaten a sandwich before when looking at the line out the door at the new 2nd Deli & Spirits. The restaurant at 601 East Second Ave. opened on Aug. 13...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Brown’s Country Store keeps family-run businesses in style

Tucked away in the Mancos Valley, one mile east of Mancos along Highway 160, sits Brown’s Country Store. The store, run by Roy Brown and his wife, Nina, has been serving the Mancos community for...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

This herbaceous take on a blondie is crispy, gooey and impossible to stop eating

I tend to hoard cookbooks at my desk, waiting to flip through them when I’m on the lookout for something new/interesting/delicious/fast/easy. “Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb” by Hayley McKee had been...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Gatherings of culture, green chile to return to Ignacio

Green chile and Native American culture will arrive in Ignacio this weekend. While the Southern Ute Tribal Fair is a popular event that will draw residents from throughout the region for its 98th...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

How to send your child to school with a tasty lunch without turning your routine upside down

Do you hear that? It is the sound of parents everywhere collectively exhaling as kids return to school. My days working from home have become eerily quiet, and the pantry and fridge are finally...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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

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