How to do right by summer's bounty of luscious tomatoes

If you're like me, you believe that a fresh, ripe tomato is one of the best things about summer. And this tart is an ode to the tomato in season — and a lesson about how to make the most of it.

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Transform flavorless peaches with a few minutes on the grill

By: ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press

If you are anything like me, you look forward to summer peaches all year. But unless you live near an orchard and can get them when they are at their best, even "fresh" summer peaches can be under-ripe. That's...

A grilled take on fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade

I love fried green tomatoes! My grandmother made them at the beginning of fall when there were so many tomatoes on the vine that no one minded picking the unripe ones and cooking them before they turned red and...

Super slaws: Putting a new spin on on classic recipes

By: Judy Hevrdejs, Chicago Tribune

Bored with the usual slaws? The mayo-doused number at the deli or your aunt's vinegared version?

Don't fret. We've dug up recipes that get to the root of your problem - which is that cabbage is so 245 years...

Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Aug. 26, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson

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Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990, chefmatthews@aol.com. - Basic Bourbon Training, 8-10 p.m. Fridays....

Colorado Springs area beer related events starting Aug. 26, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson

BREW CALENDAR

Mondays-Sundays

Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room Tours - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Great Divide Brewing...

Summer means time for some lemon (or lime) with that lager

By: MICHELLE LOCKE The Associated Press

Don't let life's lemons sour your summer. Use them to sour your beer instead.

It's what's called a shandy, a refreshing drink that classically is beer mixed with lemonade, though other flavors can be used. It...

Pikes Pub: 'Homegrown' beer festival takes vacated spot in Manitou Springs

By: Kate Shefte kate.shefte@gazette.com

After a series of events left patrons disappointed and confused, a craft beer festival is headed back to Manitou Springs in October.

The Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival picks up where the 11-year-old...