As our seasons shift and nighttime temperatures cool, green chilies heat up local menus and roadside stands. Green chilies are a hot commodity in Colorado, because they contribute unrivaled character to cuisines, making them a mountain town mainstay this time of year.
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?
Homegrown herbs add healthful zest to a variety of recipes.
“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
With the trails drying, native wildflowers are entering full bloom.
Investing in a pressure cooker can take a lot of the wait time out of mountain cooking.
This recipe uses a pressure cooker to make coconut curry chicken.
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.
For many, fermentation represents the latest food trend, but it’s actually been going on for thousands of years in different cultures.
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.
If you’re like me, you’ve already had your fill of advertisements for weight loss programs.
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.
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.
For me, biting into a Granny Smith apple is like running into an old boyfriend, unpleasant at first, then achingly familiar and eventually pleasant.
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.