More Teresa Farney Articles

Teresa Farney

Food Reporter

  • Boost nutrition by adding weeds to your diet

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Not everyone can say they enjoy being knee-deep in weeds. But meet Tamara Geene, who with her son, Drew, makes a business of growing weeds - the edible kind. Turns out that some of the ones you're pulling out of your veggie garden are more nutritious than the very stuff you're trying...

  • TABLE TALK: A Palmer Lake restaurant changes their menu and has spruces up the interior

    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Sometimes change is good. Chris and Kerri Bohler, owners of The Villa, 75 Colorado Highway 105 in Palmer Lake, have gradually transitioned away from serving a core of traditional Italian foods. The idea is to bring back the style of food that Chris, the executive chef, was known for...

  • Eat Well: Kids at Venetucci Farm camp get chance to show off cooking skills

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Do you have a child who refuses to eat fruits and veggies? One way to get them to eat these foods is to take them to a farm so they can learn how to grow and even cook their own food. That was the point of a recent "Farm to Fork: Cooking with Kids" camp at Venetucci Farm. There...

  • Peach perfect: Avoid early season Colorado crop; wait for the best

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Give Donna Poelstra a perfectly ripe peach and you'll make her day. "My favorite thing to do with the wonderful, sweet, juicy Palisade peaches is to eat them right off the pit," said Poelstra, owner of Taste of Life Natural Market in Monument. "However, fresh peach cobbler with a...

  • Farney: Greek dessert a snap with shredded phyllo dough from store

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    My introduction to kataifi (pronounced kah-tah-EE-fee) came at a Greek restaurant. This dessert, so tasty and rich, is made from fine shreds of phyllo dough that form a sandwich for a sweet and creamy cheese filling. As for making it myself, that seemed too complicated. I figured the...

  • Table Talk: Celeb chef Ina Garten shows Colorado how to 'Make It Ahead'

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Here's a culinary event that is sure to sell out: "Ina Garten's Make It Ahead Tour" at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. And why not? Garten is the beloved culinary icon and author of eight best-selling cookbooks as well as host of Food Network's...

  • Smaller grocery stores help fill table with Colorado products

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    When it comes to buying food these days, what's old is new. Before the days of big agribusiness, people bought food from farmers down the road or grew it themselves. Now, after years of relying on produce and products from huge commercial operations, people are returning to the...

  • Eat Well: App feeds kids' interest in healthy eating

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Not that you should need an excuse to eat well, but August is Kids Eat Right Month and I've got just the ticket to help you jump on the bandwagon. It's an app for iPads and iPhones by Bean Sprouts titled "Cooking Fun For Kids: Healthy Playful Recipes, Food Games, and Videos for Kids in...

  • Table Talk video: Watermelon agua fresca

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Watermelon agua fresca (Spanish for “fresh water”) is made quickly in a blender and offers a beautiful, refreshing summertime drink. Watermelon agua fresca — Yield: 2 servings 2 cups cold water 2 cups watermelon (rind removed), seeded and chopped 2 tablespoons granulated sugar...

  • Table Talk: Fiddles, Vittles and Vino offers plenty of music, food and beverages

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Fiddles, Vittles & Vino X takes over Rock Ledge Ranch, 3105 Gateway Road, 2-8:30 p.m. Sunday. It's one of the best ways to take in some bluegrass music presented by four bands, sample food from 23 local independent restaurants and sip brews and wines from six local beverage vendors...