• DIY ice cream that's almost as easy as eating an entire pint

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    We all think we're going to do it. Many of us even go out and buy the pricey special equipment for it. Because when summer's heat hits, it's hard not to fall for the cool, creamy romance of do-it-yourself ice cream. Except that most of us will actually make ice cream at home all of...

  • With dates, you can keep the sweet, lose the processed sugar

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    After spending a semester of my sophomore year of college studying abroad, I headed to Tunisia for a week of solo reflection. (Note to my daughters: According to your father, you will not be allowed to do this until you are at least 30. Same goes for dating.) I arrived in Tunis — way...

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

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    I love all fresh fruit, but the unique taste of mango reminds me of my childhood when we would travel to Mexico to visit friends and eat mangoes around the clock. This summer fruit is jammed with vitamin C (one mango has almost a full day's recommended supply) and also provides a host...

  • Don't toss those carrot tops! Turn them into delicious pesto

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    If it grows together, it goes together. It's a nice — if overly simplistic — way of saying that a wine often pairs well with foods produced in the same region its grapes were grown in. Which is why Chianti goes so nicely with Italian food. But this adage also holds true as a guideline...

  • Chill out this summer with refreshing flavored soda syrups

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Have you ever noticed how tough it is to sweeten your favorite iced beverage using regular granulated white sugar? You can stir and stir, but the sugar tends not to dissolve and you're left with a barely sweetened drink. That is, until you reach the bottom of the glass, when you're...

  • Table Talk: Cañon City has new dining options at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    If you're looking for an edgy dining experience, you should check out a couple of new places at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park in Cañon City. Executive chef Beau Green is creating concession food with flair at Café 1230 - a state-of-the-art restaurant 1,230 feet above the Arkansas...

  • Pikes Pub: Colorado Springs-area craft distillers making their mark

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    If you've attended a beer festival or bellied up to a craft bar (with a liquor-loving friend) in recent years, you've probably noticed suds aren't the only local soul-quenchers to be found. Sure, there's often hard cider and maybe wine, but more and more it's craft spirits appearing...

  • Brew calendar: Colorado Springs-area beer events starting May 20, 2015

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    A look at some of the top beer-related evebtsw around Colorado Springs: Mondays Brewers Day Off - Home and commercial brewers receive 30% and qualify for a $50 Old West Home Brew Supply gift certificate, 5-8 p.m., Green Man Taproom and Beer Garden, 320 S. Weber St.; 237-2711,...

  • School's almost out, so it's time to get schooled on burgers

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    As food goes, it's hard to imagine anything more American — and that more perfectly captures summer — than a great grilled hamburger. Trouble is, as much as we love a great burger, we're not always all that great at making them. That's because there is more to making burgers than...

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

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    We're going to come at this one a little backward, and you're going to love us for it. 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 lemonade, as well as some terrific...

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