Routt County CSU Extension

This monthly column about health issues publishes on Mondays in the Steamboat Today.

Subscribe

Routt County CSU Extension: Is organic produce worth the price?

In the produce department, I am often faced with quandary: Should I spring for the organic or save some money and buy the conventionally grown fruits and vegetables?

Routt County CSU Extension: Garden herbs give lift to recipes

Homegrown herbs add healthful zest to a variety of recipes.

Tease photo

Rural Routt neighbors banding together to thwart hungry hoppers

“I was shocked to see the numbers of those little grasshoppers in micro climates – up against warm buildings,” he said. “They’re not supposed to be hatching in April at 7,000 feet," – CSU Extension entomologist Bob Hammon

Gardening with Deb: Early season wildflowers in bloom now

With the trails drying, native wildflowers are entering full bloom.

Healthy eating: For quick meals at high altitude, buy a pressure cooker

Investing in a pressure cooker can take a lot of the wait time out of mountain cooking.

Healthy eating recipe: Pressure cooker coconut curry chicken

This recipe uses a pressure cooker to make coconut curry chicken.

Routt County CSU Extension: Spring clean your refrigerator

Consider spring cleaning your refrigerator this month. Not only will the fridge be spotless, but you will also be protecting your family from getting sick.

Tease photo

Routt County CSU Extension: Fermentation shouldn't be scary

For many, fermentation represents the latest food trend, but it’s actually been going on for thousands of years in different cultures.

Routt County CSU Extension: When 'fresh' is hard to find

Some complain that they eat less produce during the winter months because fresh produce is hard to find or very expensive. Next time you go shopping consider canned or frozen produce as a convenient and less expensive alternative to well-traveled fresh produce.

Routt County CSU Extension: Weight loss for a lifetime

If you’re like me, you’ve already had your fill of advertisements for weight loss programs.

Routt County CSU Extension: Calorie labeling, coming to a menu near you

Valuable calorie information now is going to be available nationwide at a restaurant near you. New calorie labeling requirements were announced last month that will make calorie content in eating establishments easier to find. As part of the Affordable Care Act, some restaurants will be required to clearly post the calorie information for items on their menus, including alcohol.

Routt County CSU Extension: Food costs add up

Mountain living is expensive. That is the reality that we all face when we search for housing, fill our gas tank or shop for food. While I have always considered the beauty and lifestyle that we enjoy in our remote community as a form of “psychological income," it’s not the type of income that puts food on the table.

An apple a day…and make it a Granny Smith

For me, biting into a Granny Smith apple is like running into an old boyfriend, unpleasant at first, then achingly familiar and eventually pleasant.

Tease photo

Routt County CSU Extension: Cook it in cast iron

I love sorting through kitchen gadgets at garage sales. As I rummage through boxes filled with mismatched pots and lids, what I am really looking for is cast iron. There is nothing better than a well-used cast-iron skillet or griddle for home cooking, and you never can have too many of them.

Tease photo

Routt County CSU Extension: It’s about the whole diet, and not the occasional treat

How many calories are there in a funnel cake? I found myself wondering about this and many other nutrition questions while exploring the food vendors at this year’s Routt County Fair. I received a few nervous looks from those that know that I am a registered dietitian nutritionist, when they passed me carrying a dinner-sized plate of sugar covered, deep fried dough.

Previous