Food

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This fruit and cheese dessert is unexpectedly luscious – and healthful

A plate fresh fruit and cheese is a delightful way to cap off a summer meal. But add some heat, honey and herbs to that basic pairing and you wind up with a sensuous, out-of-the-ordinary dessert...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Animas Grange talk to cover role of pollinators in gardens

Mint, oregano, chive and parsley are a few herbs chefs use to stimulate taste buds at mealtime. These herbs, commonly found in backyard gardens and windowsill pots, do more than enhance our meals –...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Hospitals aren’t where you expect to find healthy, creative food. But why not?

Some of the children at the Verner Center for Early Learning came up with a Brussels sprouts dance. Others have asked for second helpings of asparagus. Food and nutrition manager Genie Gunn is...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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‘Milk’ not the only contested word in the food world

Even government agencies can’t always agree on whether “soy milk” is an appropriate term. The dairy industry wants terms like soy, almond and rice milk to vanish from supermarket shelves because it...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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For this grilled eggplant dish, the hummus is nutty

This spin on “hummus” deserves its quotation marks because it doesn’t contain chickpeas. Instead, it is a spreadable blend of pistachios and edamame seasoned with Middle Eastern flavors, including...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Students caught in crossfire over public school meal debts

SANTA FE, N.M. – Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen, Texas, as if trying to hide. “The cash register...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Cast iron cooking a timeless method as old as the West

There are very few things as appealing and timeless as cooking with cast iron. With its heritage dating to the establishment of the first foundries in the late 1800s, cast iron evokes something of...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Make the ice cream sandwich of your dreams – only assembly is required

Few frozen treats are as beloved as the ice cream sandwich. You know the kind: rectangular, wrapped in paper, a simple combination of stick-to-your-fingers chocolate wafers and vanilla ice cream....

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Kale salad a vitamin-rich July Fourth addition

Walking down to the Durango Farmers Market, you can see one thing at almost every booth – a beautiful array of early season red, purple and green kale. Kale is high in Vitamin K, A and C and iron,...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

SALEM, Ore. – Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from. Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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How to make a vegetarian poke that’s a ringer for tuna

I’ve never been to Hawaii, not even back when the main ingredient in its national dish, poke, was part of my diet. So now that poke shops are proliferating on the mainland, I have to confess that I...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Chef Profile: From Belgium to crepes on College and Main

It’s a sweltering summer afternoon – 93 degrees with endless sunshine pouring onto Durango’s Main Avenue, which buzzes with energy from tourists and locals alike. At the southeast corner of Main ...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food