Rachel Turiel

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: sanjuandrive@frontier.net

About: Visit her blog: 6512 and growing, on raising children, chickens and other messy, rewarding endeavors at 6,512 feet.

Luv Box delivers plant diversity in a bento box

Maddalena Stancampiano needs an apprentice. She’s got plenty of basil, lemon cucumbers and kale, but she’d like more time. She produces and delivers 15 to 20 plant-based, catered lunches each day,...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Pickles can be more than just sour cucumbers

“Pickles,” mused my son, crunching a sour, green spear at age 5, “aren’t like food you grow. They come from another food.” It could have been an answer from Jeopardy: The Kindergarten Round. “I’ll...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Fruit season stretches creativity in Durango and beyond

This summer, my family traveled to both coasts to spend time with different sets of extended family. The gatherings were multi-generational, each of us with our own specific link to one another...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Shishito peppers: A summer delicacy available at your farmers market

My 14-year-old son Col is searching for a new mountain bike and I’m a bit boggled by his stringent requirements. I’m not really sure what disc brakes are or why someone would want to propel...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

In season now: Microbiome-boosting leafy greens

Sometimes I wonder if this human experiment has strayed a bit far from its origins. Maybe it’s the fact of how many hours I spend sitting indoors, pixelated input beaming into my brain’s visual...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Give thanks for an imperfect feast

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving – that holiday of bustling planning and the assembling of motley communities into small, oven-roasted spaces while conducting on-the-fly quadratic equations to ensure the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Food

Winter squashes are stars of seasonal menus

If you are the kind of person who sees vegetables as the obligatory and dismal path to, say, cheesecake, winter squash may change your perspective. It’s not too far-fetched to think that these...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Food

Reliable roots

Root crops are the enduring rock anthems of the vegetable world. They’re a salty-haired Mick Jagger crooning about satisfaction and caloric density. Cucumbers are a side dish – potatoes are what’s...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Food

‘Feels like a gift’ to preserve annual harvest

When my daughter was a toddler, one of her daily joys was wobbling around the house gathering up flotsam and bits and stuffing them in cheap, tacky purses. It was endearing and amusing and a little...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Food

End of summer brings on melancholy thoughts

September is a 30-day spree of perfection, and each new brushstroke of yellow in the trees is a reminder of how fast it’s slipping away. There are the garden tomatoes that quietly turn from orange...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2010 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

Multifamily mountain getaway magical for kids, rejuvenating for parents

The sun long ago had slipped behind Silver Mountain by the time the assembled parents got our eight collective children zipped into sleeping bags. Drowsy siblings who just an hour ago were...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

Mom's Independence Day is both sweet and sour

Last Sunday morning there were no children rippling my calm waters with the skipping stones of their demands. No oneneeded help finding Baby Bear or getting the excruciatingly funky seam of their...

DATE: July 4, 2010 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

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