High-altitude grazing a high risk for cattle

For cattle grazing in the high country, altitude sickness can be a life-or-death situation. The ailment is most commonly referred to as “brisket disease,” but it goes by many other names, such as...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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

Americans love snacks, but what does that mean for their health?

NEW YORK – Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. Eating habits in the U.S. have changed significantly in...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

The zucchinis are coming back to Bayfield

Have a squash-based dish you’d like to share with the community? Head to the fifth annual Zucchini Extravaganza from noon to 2 p.m. this Saturday at Bayfield’s Pine River Library. Thanks to the...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Tilted Earth Farm recovering from 416 aftermath

Tilted Earth Farm is dedicated to regenerative agriculture but is in the process of getting back on its feet after being struck by disaster. “We started our farm at the James Ranch last year,”...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Eating to ease your anxiety

As the days start to shorten and an autumn chill comes back into the evening air, many people start to experience an uptick in feelings of anxiousness. Anticipating dark, cold days, returning to...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Nourishing Morsels

What makes this grilled zucchini dish so delightful? Contradictions.

Ginger-Marinated Zucchini with Lime Yogurt is a dish chock-full of contradictions, which might not exactly make it sound like something you’d want to try. But bear with me. Its flavor base relies...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Natural Foods Co-op getting back on its feet

Last year, Durango Natural Foods was on the verge of closing its doors. Customer counts were down. The cooperative was buried in debt. A vote was scheduled to decide whether to shutter operations....

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers Market: Durango’s Becky Woodbridge makes ‘Bitchin Cookies’

When Becky Woodbridge moved to Durango a year an a half ago, she had trouble baking. A lifelong cook, she played around with recipes until one night, while she was making cookies for her daughter,...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

When it comes to food allergies, how to help your kids snack smarter

Back-to-school time is stressful on its own. Add in the specter of food allergies – of your own kids or their friends – and the stakes can feel even higher. What to toss in the lunch bag? What’s...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Strategies for cooking without heat

Can you cook without heating a single thing? Bowl of cereal to the rescue! Oh, you want to cook cook? And end up with an actual meal? Good news: You can do that, too. (Just don’t judge me on the...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests

How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

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