<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - teresa%20farney]]> http://gazette.com/rss/teresa%20farney Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:12:28 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Rhubarb is swell for pie but brings sour-lemon flavors to savory dishes too]]> http://gazette.com/rhubarb-is-swell-for-pie-but-brings-sour-lemon-flavors-to-savory-dishes-too/article/1579140?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rhubarb-is-swell-for-pie-but-brings-sour-lemon-flavors-to-savory-dishes-too/article/1579140?custom_click=rss

The Fourth of July brings to mind hot dogs and burgers on the grill, with a cold one to wash it down. But in Silverton, the culinary focus on this holiday belongs to a less likely food: rhubarb.

Since 1983, Silverton has been the home of The International Rhubarb Festival, which was spearheaded by Jackie Kerwin, a librarian for the Silverton Public Library.

"It has been a very good fundraiser for the nonprofit Friends of the Silverton Public Library," said Terry Kerwin, Jackie's husband who manages the paperwork for the non-profit. "The festival is really a large pie and ice cream social."

Fans will start lining up early for slices of strawberry-rhubarb pie topped with ice cream on July 4.

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]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Eat Well: What you may like and dislike about a new kind of peanut butter]]> http://gazette.com/eat-well-what-you-may-like-and-dislike-about-a-new-kind-of-peanut-butter/article/1579125?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eat-well-what-you-may-like-and-dislike-about-a-new-kind-of-peanut-butter/article/1579125?custom_click=rss

Peanut butter.

I love the stuff. I've been known to eat it by the spoonful. Its creamy texture and rich, fatty flavor almost make me swoon.

So when the topic of powdered peanut butter came up at a Weight Watchers meeting, I had to wonder. Surely something that is mixed together with water couldn't be as delicious as regular ol' nutter butter.

I did some research and learned that powdered peanut butter is made in such a way that the fat and calorie count are half of that in regular peanut butter. Solid peanuts are pressed to remove fat and oil content. The process turns the nuts into peanut powder and, when mixed with water, it becomes butterlike.

I decided to do a taste test of Bell Plantation's PB2.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:04:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs food bank offers cooking classes to show off its kitchen]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-food-bank-offers-cooking-classes-to-show-off-its-kitchen/article/1578845?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-food-bank-offers-cooking-classes-to-show-off-its-kitchen/article/1578845?custom_click=rss

One of the better cooking classes in the Pikes Peak region can be found at an unexpected venue.

Cooking for a Cause is offered at Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, 2605 Preamble Point. It's a series of chef's table experiences held monthly in the Community Kitchen at the Care and Share warehouse.

A portion of the $40 class fee benefits the food bank. The June dinner featured chefs from the American Culinary Federation of the Pikes Peak Region, including Nathan Dirnberger, Kathy Anderson, Jennifer Denham and Kimberly McCurley. They were assisted by culinary students Houston Brandon and Jack Ritchie.

The evening began with a cooking demonstration followed by dinner.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:31:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Baking experts give tips for making award-winning pies]]> http://gazette.com/baking-experts-give-tips-for-making-award-winning-pies/article/1578627?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/baking-experts-give-tips-for-making-award-winning-pies/article/1578627?custom_click=rss

Do you love making pie? Do your family and friends beg you to open a pie shop because your pies are so amazing? Do you read pie cookbooks before bed, then wake up during the night to write down recipe ideas you were dreaming about? Then this contest might up your alley: Good Old Summertime Ice Cream Social & Pie Making Contest in Manitou Springs on July 11.

With the contest about three weeks away, you have plenty of time to practice some of your creative ideas or hone your tried-and-true recipes. For you - and for those who have never made a pie - we have some tips from experts that might take your baking to a whole new, award-winning level.

But first, a little information about the contest: This is the 15th year it's been

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]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:55:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Chill out with ice cream pie]]> http://gazette.com/chill-out-with-ice-cream-pie/article/1578628?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chill-out-with-ice-cream-pie/article/1578628?custom_click=rss

Today we're all about pies. Not in the mood to make pastry or heat up the oven? How about opting for an ice cream confection?

It's as simple as picking up a graham cracker shell in a tin at the grocery store. Then swing by the freezer section to pick up a quart or two of your favorite ice cream flavor. If you want to dress up the top, grab some Cool Whip and fudge sauce.

To assemble, let the ice cream soften a little, then pack it into the shell. Slip the pie back in the freezer for a couple of hours. Before serving, place the pie in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to soften a little so you can slice it. Top the cut wedges with whipped topping and a drizzle of fudge sauce.

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]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:55:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs campers offer tips for treating dad to outdoor meals on his special day]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-campers-offer-tips-for-treating-dad-to-outdoor-meals-on-his-special-day/article/1578223?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-campers-offer-tips-for-treating-dad-to-outdoor-meals-on-his-special-day/article/1578223?custom_click=rss

Step away from the grill this Father's Day and head to the great outdoors for a little hiking, fishing or general hanging out - and good eatin'. Prep your food and wrap up your meals at home first, so that after a day of family fun, you can settle down by the campfire and cook or heat up that nice meal you prepped ahead of time.

It doesn't have to be fancy. So says Sue Love, who goes camping with her husband and friends several times each summer.

"We try to keep it pretty simple when fixing meals for camping," she said. "I cook the food at home and put it into foil."

Later, when stomachs are starting to growl, she just tosses the foil package right on the campfire coals.

Her favorite is a beef stew mixture that

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 08:26:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Table Talk: Dining options run the gamut at Royal Gorge Bridge & Park]]> http://gazette.com/table-talk-dining-options-run-the-gamut-at-royal-gorge-bridge-park/article/1578366?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-dining-options-run-the-gamut-at-royal-gorge-bridge-park/article/1578366?custom_click=rss

Dining operations are getting into full swing at Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, 4218 County Road 3A, Cañon City. Under the guidance of award-winning Beau Green, executive chef and general manager, here's a look at some of the places where you can have an expertly prepared meal. Park admission must be paid to access the dining facilities, but you will be rewarded with breathtaking views and outstanding food. Park hours are 7 a.m. daily until dusk, weather permitting.

The main dining room is Café 1230 in the Visitor Center, where you'll find a full bar with a selection of cocktails, wines and beer. On the menu are burgers, salads, sandwiches and specials.

Bridge View BBQ opened last year and is going full steam this year.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:27:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Table Talk: Colorado Springs area has several restaurants offering steak specials]]> http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-area-has-several-restaurants-offering-steak-specials/article/1577917?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-area-has-several-restaurants-offering-steak-specials/article/1577917?custom_click=rss

If you like steak, here are some specials to check out. And if you haven't been to these restaurants, what better way to experience them than with less hurt to your budget?

- Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop, 5198 N. Nevada Ave., serves up a smoking deal for steak frites during happy hours. You'll get a 9-ounce steak with fries for $9. The item is regularly $18 on the bar menu. Happy hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 4 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Details: 639-7440, cowboystarcs.com.

- Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, is celebrating 40 years in business and a new roof with an Early Bird Special, 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. You must be seated before 6 p.m. for the deal. For $19 per

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