• Toss some tuna on the barbie

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    GRILLED TUNA PANZANELLA - Yield: 4 servings

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting May 20, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING 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. Cost is minimal and varies. The Cañon City Queen Anne Tea House - 813 Macon Ave., Cañon City....

  • Vegan, paleo or whatever: New Colorado Springs restaurant will suit 'any dietary requirement'

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Modmarket, a Denver-based restaurant chain that specializes in healthy and nutritious fare, will open its first Colorado Springs location this fall at the Promenade Shops at Briargate. Modmarket will occupy 2,900 square feet in one of two new buildings being constructed at the...

  • 10 fresh ideas for turning toast into something exciting

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    We're not sure what the difference is between a classic open-faced sandwich and the suddenly hip world of toast with toppings. Then again, maybe it doesn't matter. A thick slab of lightly toasted good quality bread topped with delicious ingredients is an almost unbeatable comfort food...

  • Getting to the core of the matter! Eat your pineapple cores!

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -by Melissa D'Arabian The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Eating fresh pineapple always reminds me of balmy vacation nights in Hawaii. And since pineapples run a few bucks a pop, buying them frequently translates into considerable savings when compared with an actual trip to Hawaii. Admittedly, the pineapple is a tad less exotic. Still, it's...

  • A soup suitable for a picnic? Cue the mango gazpacho please

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    My daughter, Valentine, fell in love with mango the second she had her first bite of the creamy orange flesh when she was 2, and she dutifully repeated back the name of this wonderful fruit. In fact, she loved mango so much that she started to use the word "mango" as a descriptor to...

  • Picnics aren't just sandwiches and chips! Think dessert, too

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    When it comes to packing a picnic, the savory items are easy. Sandwiches and wraps. Potato and pasta salads. Chips and dips. It's all very transportable and all very easy to eat while perched on a blanket in the grass. But dessert can prove less obvious. Sure, you could do cookies....

  • Clams in cream sauce _ A welcoming taste of beach season

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Maybe it's because they remind me of the ocean, and the ocean reminds me of the beach, and the beach reminds me of summer... But as it gets warmer, I find myself hankering for shellfish. So to help get you in the mood for beach season, here's a simple and weeknight-friendly version of...

  • Mastering the fine art of a deceptively simple tossed salad

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Summer time is salad time. When it's hot out and the garden is bountiful, everyone's in the mood for a light and refreshing entree salad. And what could be easier? You just toss together a bunch of lettuce with some cooked protein, add an excellent dressing, and boom! You're done. Or...

  • Colorado Springs on verge of getting a year-round local food market

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    No sooner do bulbs start popping through mulch than gardeners start chomping at the bit to plant veggies. And the soon-to-be-open farmers markets have locavores - those who want to only eat food produced in a small radius of their home, say 50 miles - particularly excited. But what...

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