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Teresa Farney

Food Reporter

  • Manitou Springs restaurant wins Wine Spectator award for wine list

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Raise a toast to The Cliff House at Pikes Peak, 306 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs. Since 2001 the restaurant has been selected by Wine Spectator for one of the magazine's "Best of Award of Excellence" for its wine list. Paul York, the general manager, gives a couple of reasons why he...

  • Ancient heritage grains are creating new buzz as unaltered nutritional powerhouses

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Have you heard of einkorn, amaranth, emmer or Kamut? How about spelt, quinoa, millet, sorghum or teff? Some may ring a bell, others not so much. All of them are called heritage grains, and their nutritional attributes have made them the stars of the trendy ancient grains movement...

  • Bread not rising? It might be caused by using wrong type of flour

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    I had a gluten epiphany when I attended a two-day wheat conference in Fargo, N.D., a few weeks ago. Among the many wheat studies the North Dakota State University Wheat Breeding Labs does is testing various varieties of wheat for gluten (protein) content. I knew that gluten was the...

  • TABLE TALK: The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey winemaker's dinner takes place in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    The Harvest Festival at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 E. Colorado Highway 50 in Cañon City, takes place Sept. 27-28. The event, in its 13th year, is the perfect place to sample the latest wine releases created by the award-winning winemaker. A highlight of the weekend is the...

  • Spain meets Colorado. A happy food marriage on the Springs' west side

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Gazette Food Editor Teresa Farney taste tests TAPAteria on West Colorado Avenue. If the web had smell-a-vision, this restaurant may win hands down on sultry smells to tantalize your taste buds. Calamari, octopus and cocktail chorizo help create mealtime goodness. TAPAteria is...

  • Colorado Springs is home to a garlic and chili festival

    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Garlic and Chile Fest will take place at Summerland Gardens, 124 E. Cheyenne Road, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13. This is the combined efforts of Larry Stebbins, director of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, and Julie McIntyre, owner of Summerland Gardens. In previous years...

  • Lower temperatures have decreased tomato yield, increased green fruit

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    You can't knock the enjoyable summer we've had this year. But the lower temperatures have delayed the tomato season by about two weeks and left many of us with plants that are festooned with green, golf ball-size fruit. "Yes, it seems that many of us are noticing a decreased yield in...

  • Colorado Springs farmers market schedule

    Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Monday - Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Sept. 29, springsfarmers - Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 9 a.m. to 
5 p.m., through October, Tuesday - Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St., 3-7...

  • Colorado Springs Mexican restaurant offers fall specials

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    La Casita Mexican Grill owner and president Janet Sawyer Gerber has made changes over the years with her three-restaurant chain. First, you may remember we reported that she opened a new location in Pueblo. In less than a year she has decided to vacate that spot. "We pulled out of...

  • New Colorado Springs D-11 executive chef tasked with creating 'awesomeness' in schools

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Nathan Dirnberger has been driven to follow his dream to be a leader - and he's getting his chance. Dirnberger, 27, is the newly hired executive chef for School District 11. But it hasn't been an easy journey for this young chef. His parents divorced when he was 5, leaving his mom to...