• Well-known Colorado Springs chef bowing out after long career

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Lawrence "Chip" Johnson has hung up his knife roll. The former owner and executive chef of The Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery, 25 W. Cimmarron St., announced via email June 23 at 6:20 p.m., "I am departing The Warehouse and retiring from the restaurant business effective...

  • Whole Foods CEOs apologize for pricing problems

    Associated Press
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NEW YORK — Whole Foods Market's CEOs apologized Thursday for pricing issues at its stores, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats. In a YouTube video, co-CEOs John Mackey...

  • Rid the gluten from your pizza with this easy chickpea crust

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    If there's a more basic and universally loved dish than pizza, I can't name it. Bread, cheese and tomatoes... Perfect! Unless, that is, you're one of those poor souls who is sensitive to gluten. Happily, here's a pizza that swaps out the traditional Italian wheat-based crust for a...

  • Give peas a chance? Not in my guacamole, says Obama

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Give peas a chance? When it comes to guacamole, no way, says President Barack Obama. He dipped into the great guacamole debate Wednesday after The New York Times suggested adding fresh green peas to guacamole. The recipe triggered intense discussion on the Internet...

  • Pikes Pub: Storybook looks to next chapter

    By Robert S. Johnson rob.johnson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Pete Kilman has a day job, but his dream is to have a storybook ending in which his beer pays the bills. Brewing, talking and drinking beer is too much fun for the owner of Colorado Springs' Storybook Brewing for him to want to stay forever at a stock-trading software company. Every...

  • Don't let corn be a summer sideshow. Grill it for a salad!

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The two most common side dishes at a barbecue are coleslaw and potato salad. But as much as I love those, I firmly believe it's time for corn salad to take its rightful place at the picnic table. Corn is summer's chameleon. It can take on a sweet and delicate personality when eaten...

  • LIST: Farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    A look at farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area: Daily - Spencer's Lawn & Garden Center, 1430 S. Tejon St., 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, through November, 632-2788, spencersgardens.com Monday - Western Museum of Mining...

  • S'mores get new flavors with varied ingredients

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    That gooey, chocolatey, crunchy, quintessential American campfire treat is getting a makeover. S'mores are turning up in unexpected sweet settings and savory dishes and even being transformed into adult beverages. Think Lemon Meringue Pie S'mores, made with lemon curd (homemade or...

  • High-end Colorado Springs chocolate-maker hoping for sweet success

    By Vallari Gupte The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    There isn't a single candy bar at Cacao Chemistry. Instead, small decorated truffles are displayed in a glass case with prices starting at $2.50. Even though the truffle could be eaten in two bites, there is a chemistry behind it. It might be sweet, it might be salty, fruity - with a...

  • Ditch the dogs and take your July 4 links to a new level

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Anybody can grill a hot dog, slap it on a bun and add the usual ketchup and mustard. So how about going a bit beyond the ordinary this July Fourth? Let's start with the meat. Rather than a basic dog, up the ante by grilling something more robust, such as bratwurst sausages or peppery...

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