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Teresa Farney

Food Reporter

  • Hard cooked eggs need a gentle hand when being cooked

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    On Sunday, any Peter Cottontail worth his carrots will be looking at an Easter basket full of colored, hard-cooked eggs. So what to do with this bounty of protein? Eat them, of course! Before hopping to work on the recipes, take time to peruse these cooking and safety tips. The...

  • Colorado Springs eateries filling up fast for Easter, but a few options still available

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Peter Rabbit will be hopping down the bunny trail in less than 10 days. Don't be left out of dining options on Easter Sunday. Here are a few places that are taking reservations. But hop to it or you'll find the Easter egg basket empty. The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St.,...

  • Gordon Ramsay sweeps house in Colorado, saving three restaurants from shuttering

    Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Gordon Ramsay, host of "Kitchen Nightmares," swept through Colorado with his production crew last summer in hopes of reviving failing restaurants. His reality television series is based on owners inviting the cheeky chef to their eatery for a week in an attempt to boost business. He...

  • Colorado Springs chef turned life around with dedication to food

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    You might think that someone named Brother Luck would have his way with the world. But that is not the story of this 30-year-old chef who was on a path that could have ended, as he says, "with serious consequences." When Luck was 10, his father died. His mother went through hard...

  • Table Talk video: Cut fat, calories from guacamole with peas

    Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    This tasty mixture is a light alternative to traditional guacamole, with about half of the calories. Teresa J. Farney, The Gazette MOCK GUACAMOLE - Yield: 1 2/3 cups 1 1/2 cups frozen peas2 tablespoons water1/3 cup fat-free sour cream1/2 mashed ripe avocado1 tablespoon lemon...

  • Did Gordon Ramsay drive Colorado restaurant owners to make drastic changes after 'Kitchen Nightmares?'

    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Gordon Ramsay came to Colorado. He growled at restaurateurs. Now the results of the host of Fox television's "Kitchen Nightmares" season six is scheduled for airing. You can see if Ramsay's grumbling actually rejuvenated the struggling eateries with all the behind-the-scenes drama....

  • Food companies create soy-free tofu, egg-less mayo and reduced calorie chips

    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Innovative food companies continue to release products targeted at helping those with unique dietary needs. Here are some that have caught my eye. Let's say you're a vegetarian who relies on tofu as a source of protein. Then one day you find you have an intolerance to soy, the base of...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant owner offers a passport to wine dinners instead of loyalty card

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Move over, loyalty cards. Say hello to the passport. The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St., has taken the idea of a loyalty card to another level with 10 monthly wine dinners featuring cuisines of the world. Will Merwin, the chef at the eatery, kicked off the series in March with foods and...

  • On Food: Colorado Springs cooking instructor to take group on culinary tour of France

    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    How does an autumn excursion to France sound? You could join Blandine Brutel on her "Culinary Trip," a 14-day tour from Paris to Lyon. Brutel, who runs the The French Kitchen cooking classes in Colorado Springs, grew up in Lyon and will be returning to France with a dozen lucky...

  • Table Talk video: Slow-Cooker Root Beer Ribs

    Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Add a tasty twist to pork ribs with a brown sugar chili sauce everyone will love. Teresa J. Farney, The Gazette Slow-Cooker Root Beer Ribs - Yield: 6 servings 2 racks St. Louis-style spare ribs, (2 1/3 to 3 pounds each), cut into 3- or 4-rib sections1/4 cup dark brown sugar,...