Teresa Farney

Food Reporter

  • Eat Well: Pink peppercorns may cause allergic reactions

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Pink peppercorns can be dangerous to people with tree nut allergies. Who knew? As soon as Janet and Mike Johnston, the owners of the Savory Spice Shop parent company in Denver, had that fact brought to their attention, they alerted customers. "We've always known that they (pink...

  • High-end Colorado Springs restaurant moves to new building

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    There are new digs for Joseph Freyre's Joseph's Fine Dining, which has opened at 1603 S. 8th St. The new eatery is directly across the street from the old location. The dining area is much larger with an inviting bar at the entrance. The menu is much the same as at the previous...

  • On Food: Trip to New Mexico yields lesson on red chili sauce

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    One of our go-to dining spots in Santa Fe, N.M., is Tomasita's. My favorite dish there is the Carne Adovada, a plate of fall-apart tender chunks of pork that have been braised in red chili called Caribe sauce. So, naturally, when I was in Santa Fe in September to judge the Green Chile...

  • Making nutritious nut butters at home is easy

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Nut butters are as easy as 1-2-3 to make at home. Step 1: Choose a nut. Step 2: Pop the nuts into a food processor or blender. Step 3: Dress them up with interesting flavorings. Enjoy. Peanuts are most commonly used in nut butter - the kind we all grew up on and learned to...

  • Colorado Springs Women's Living Expo features Taste of Home Cooking School

    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Karen Davis, culinary specialist for Taste of Home Cooking School, will be featured at the Colorado Springs Women's Living Expo held at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave. General show times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 am. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The...

  • Colorado Springs welcomes Trader Joe's with open arms

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Brace yourself: Trader Joe's will swing into business at 8 a.m. Friday at the University Village Colorado Shopping Center. And if this opening is like those of the three stores in the Denver area, foodies will start lining up in the wee hours Thursday - much like the iPhone fans who...

  • Reader picks: Favorite Trader Joe's products

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    The Gazette canvassed a few readers who prior to the opening of the Denver Trader Joe's stores were known to travel to Santa Fe, N.M., to load up on their favorite Trader Joe's products. Here's a look at some of their top picks: - Harriet Tuckman, chair of Ladies Gourmet for Cheyenne...

  • On Food: Don't mess with New Mexicans when it comes to green chili cheeseburgers

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    New Mexicans know their chilies. Especially combined with burgers. I should know. In September, I was a judge for the second Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown at the Farmers Market Pavilion in Santa Fe, and I lived to tell the story. Along with four other judges, I ate my way...

  • Seasonal eggplants are less bitter and can be prepared in a number of delicious ways

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    ggplant doesn't get a lot of love. Some people have eaten the veggie just once and found the flavor bitter - promptly shunning the idea of giving it a second chance. Others won't even try it. Such doubters might want to hear out eggplant expert Deborah Madison. Madison is a Santa...

  • HuHot Cares Day is Monday; wear a fu manchu for free food

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    HuHot Mongolian Grill eateries are hosting Huhot Cares Day, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, when 100 percent of sales will go to The Home Front Cares organization, which provides support and grants for Colorado's service members, veterans and family members who have been impacted by deployment...