Teresa Farney

Food Reporter

  • Eat Well: Combine moderate eating habits with exercise to achieve healthy lifestyle

    Updated: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    Since January 2000, I've been having weekly lunches with a bunch of losers. It all started when newsroom colleagues organized a Weight Watchers meeting. It was the new millennium and time for me to get serious about dropping the extra padding that I had put on since starting my...

  • Table Talk: Cirque du Soleil chef keeps culinary balls in the air feeding the 100 member touring company

    Updated: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    On Tuesday, the touring cast of "Varekai," a Cirque du Soleil show, will be setting up the stage and, most importantly, a pop-up kitchen at The Broadmoor World Arena. Liz Samatis, the executive chef for the show, and her staff will unpack cooking equipment that outfits a full-size...

  • Cookbook authors share traditions of eating food for good luck in new year

    Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    In a couple of days, plans for Christmas feasting will be over and thoughts will turn to New Year's Day. And in most cultures, Jan. 1 is a time to eat foods believed to bring good luck in the coming year. Many of these items are round-shaped, which signifies the completion of the...

  • On Food: Colorado Springs eatery remembered through muffin, cookie recipes

    Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    A recent call for readers' favorite cookie recipes yielded an email from John Burbach that conjured up days gone by. The recipe he submitted was for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies. "These cookies were a downtown favorite when my wife, Lu, had the Date Bar years ago," he said....

  • Colorado Springs chefs cook up their best dishes for the Glass Slipper Ball

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    One of the most anticipated culinary events is the Glass Slipper Ball at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Each year a bevy of talented chefs converge on the ballroom to show off their best appetizers and desserts in the hopes of taking home the...

  • In honor of Famous Potato Bowl, a tribute to the spud

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    In honor of Air Force's appearance in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday, we write in praise of the rough-and-ready tuber. According to the Idaho Potato Commission, potatoes are cultivated on more than 300,000 acres of Idaho land, making the state one of the primary sources for...

  • Eat Well: Rice is nice within limits

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The January issue of Consumer Reports — which has a trustworthy reputation for consumer product testing and research — features “The Truth About Gluten.” As I read the story, I didn’t find a many surprises: A very small percentage of the population actually has celiac disease, which...

  • Colorado Springs chef teaches clients of AspenPointe culinary skills

    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Brent Beavers, training chef at AspenPointe's Café at Citizen's Service Center, prepares a curry chicken soup.

  • Colorado Springs pastry chefs construct a life-size gingerbread house at Broadmoor

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    So what happens when you cut 14 chefs loose with 400 pounds of powdered sugar, 300 pounds of flour, 
200 pounds of candy, 120 pounds 
of butter, 100 pounds of honey, 
95 pounds of egg whites, 73 pounds of eggs and 10 pounds of spices during the holiday season? They roll up their white...

  • On Food: A magical bean pot for Christmas

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    I inadvertently gave myself an early Christmas gift: a micaceous pottery bean pot. Although I had heard of, and was intrigued by, mica clay cooking vessels, I never had gotten around to buying one. My interest was reignited at a seminar in Santa Fe, N.M., where a panel of experts...

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