• 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...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting July 1, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING The Cañon City Queen Anne Tea House - 813 Macon Ave., Cañon City. Registration: 275-5354. - Italian Foods, 2 p.m. July 11, $30. Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Registration: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. - Summer Produce, 2-4...

  • Doing the impossible - Improving on strawberry-rhubarb pie

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

    A basic strawberry-rhubarb pie is a delightful and iconic part of summer, but why let it rest at that? This summer we decided to crank it up and take this pie to a new level. We started by ditching the usual cooked strawberries in favor of fresh raspberries. The raspberries get...

  • No local lobster handy? Get a lobster roll fix with shrimp

    By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press -by Sara Moulton The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Wildly flavorful and obscenely indulgent, lobster rolls are a summertime fixture at every seafood shack in New England. Problem is, these heavily-buttered hot dog buns stuffed with chunks of mayonnaise-rich lobster and maybe a little celery for crunch can be pricey. Also, it's not as...

  • The classic macaroni salad, not updated even a little

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

    We reached all the way back to the "Mad Men" era for inspiration as we crafted this classic July Fourth side dish. It's macaroni salad in all its tangy, comfortingly mayonnaise-rich, decades-ago glory. This is pasta salad as your parents - or more likely your grandparents - remember...

  • Crank your lemonade cred with 5 easy sweet-tart infusions

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

    Straight up fresh lemonade is, of course, delicious. It's the classic summer refreshment. And we're going to walk you through making a truly wonderful basic version, as well as some terrific infused lemonades that doctor up that basic batch with some fantastic complementary flavors....

  • Colorado Springs area beer related events starting July 1, 2015

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    BREW CALENDAR Tuesdays Tuesday Night Karma Hour - One dollar per pint sold will be donated to a local charity, 5-9 p.m., Bristol Brewing Co., 1604 S. Cascade Ave. ; bristolbrewing.com. Fridays New Beer Friday - Launch of new beer, 5 p.m., Red Leg Brewing Co., 4630 Forge Road,...

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