<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - teresa%20farney]]> http://gazette.com/rss/teresa%20farney Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:22:34 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs Cajun restaurants kick it up for Fat Tuesday]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-cajun-restaurants-kick-it-up-for-fat-tuesday/article/1597426?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-cajun-restaurants-kick-it-up-for-fat-tuesday/article/1597426?custom_click=rss

When it comes to Mardi Gras parties, Phil Duhon is the go-to guy. After all he's been doing it for 19 years, starting when he was executive chef at the Ritz Grill. Duhon owns Oscar's Oyster Bar, 333 S. Tejon St., where he serves Cajun foods that he grew up with. He'll be dishing plenty of fried fish, boiled crawfish and other Louisiana specialties during lunch and dinner on Fat Tuesday - just as he does every day. In the evening a brass band will be playing outside prior to Dave Mensch performing. Grab you colorful beads and get ready to party hearty. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Details: 471-8070, oscarsoysterbar.com.

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:42:53 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs cooks with German ties share tips for comfort food]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-cooks-with-german-ties-share-tips-for-comfort-food/article/1597099?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-cooks-with-german-ties-share-tips-for-comfort-food/article/1597099?custom_click=rss

Simply by tossing pork ribs, sauerkraut and potatoes into a pot, you can create tender, German-style comfort food. It's all in the braising, which turns less-tender cuts of pork into fall-off-the-bone goodness.

And what goes into the pot with the ribs enhances the flavor.

"Being from northern Germany, we also had kale (instead of sauerkraut) with the ribs, especially in the wintertime," said Anke Verburg, who owns Schnitzel Fritz, a German restaurant, with her husband, Mitch. "We used fresh kale, cooked with onions and a hint of nutmeg."

The ribs and kraut often would be served with mashed potatoes, but a variation, she said, was to make pellkartoffein, little golden potatoes peeled and fried in butter, and seasoned

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:55:28 -0700
<![CDATA[Eat Well: Hydrating honey water product introduced to Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/eat-well-hydrating-honey-water-product-introduced-to-colorado/article/1597093?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eat-well-hydrating-honey-water-product-introduced-to-colorado/article/1597093?custom_click=rss

Michele Meloy Burchfield and Carla Frank are keen on honeybees, and especially on the honey these pollinators produce - so much so that they've created a product called honey water and turned it into a business.

Blume Honey Water was launched last year with three naturally flavored waters whose core ingredient is bee-friendly, pure honey. While the water has been available at stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington D.C., this month it began appearing at grocery stores, specialty food shops and health clubs in Denver. The company is marketing the product to reach other locations on the Front Range.

Honey water has been consumed as a hydrating fuel since the first Olympics in ancient Greece.

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]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:11:54 -0700 <![CDATA[Table Talk: Colorado Springs jazz society offers concerts, Greek buffet second Sundays monthly]]> http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-jazz-society-offers-concerts-greek-buffet-second-sundays-monthly/article/1596885?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-jazz-society-offers-concerts-greek-buffet-second-sundays-monthly/article/1596885?custom_click=rss

There was plenty to sing about at the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society Second Sunday Jazz Affair, held Sunday at The Olympian Reception and Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd. Fans queued well before the doors opened for the lavish buffet of Greek specialties prepared by Costas Rombocos' culinary staff. All the dishes he was famous for at his Zorbadillo's Heavenly Greek Mexican restaurant and Neptune's Lakeside Café back in the day were on offer, including his delicious braised lamb.

If you go to the upcoming Second Sunday Jazz Affairs, the price will be music to your ears: $15 gets you the buffet with an impressive dessert table. Not in the mood for a hefty lunch? Opt for the dessert bar and coffee only for $10 per person.

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:46:35 -0700
<![CDATA[Trader Joe's portobello mushroom fries and 3 more food finds worth seeking]]> http://gazette.com/trader-joes-portobello-mushroom-fries-and-3-more-food-finds-worth-seeking/article/1596724?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trader-joes-portobello-mushroom-fries-and-3-more-food-finds-worth-seeking/article/1596724?custom_click=rss

It's been awhile since I shared some good food finds, so today I bring you tasty snacks, side dishes and a French butter you might want to check out. Sit tight as I wax poetic yet again about my favorite store, Trader Joe's. That's because TJ's carries some of these goodies, including the French butter. And if you've ever been to France and had some of this amazing butter, you'd be wanting to find more of it, too.

According to a blog post by La Cuisine Paris, a cooking school in Paris, several things set French butters apart. Good butter starts with the cows and a diet of green green grass. The soil that the grass grows in matters, as does the amount of butterfat left in the product.

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:33:39 -0700
<![CDATA[White House chef a premier culinary position]]> http://gazette.com/white-house-chef-a-premier-culinary-position/article/1596723?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/white-house-chef-a-premier-culinary-position/article/1596723?custom_click=rss

With Presidents Day approaching, it's a good time to ponder who might be tapped to head the White House kitchen for the new administration, as well as reflect on who has been in that position in the past.

It's not uncommon for chefs to be kept on through several presidential terms. The current chef, Cristeta Comerford, a Filipino-American, started working at the White House during the Clinton years as an assistant chef. In 2005, first lady Laura Bush promoted her to executive chef, and the Obamas kept her on. She's the first female in that position and was involved in Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign to get kids to eat healthier.

But it's not a given that Comerford will be kept on board.

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]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:10:03 -0700 <![CDATA[Baker with roots at Phantom Canyon Brewing opens retail shop in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/baker-with-roots-at-phantom-canyon-brewing-opens-retail-shop-in-colorado-springs/article/1596338?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/baker-with-roots-at-phantom-canyon-brewing-opens-retail-shop-in-colorado-springs/article/1596338?custom_click=rss

Shawn Saunders, owner of The Sourdough Boulangerie, has opened a new spot for his bakery, which also has space for a retail store. It's at 6453 Omaha Blvd. in a building that houses several small food companies. Boulangerie (pronounced boo-lahn-ZHREE) is French for bakery. Saunders started his baking career in 1994 at Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. Until he had the retail space he sold his breads at farmers markets and wholesale to businesses. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Details: 645-2905. tinyurl.com/jcbm8vg.

Winning ways

Carlos Echeandia, owner of Carlos' Bistro, 1025 S. 21st St., has once again been awarded top scores in the Zagat Survey of America's Top Restaurants in their Best Of The Best

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:42:59 -0700
<![CDATA[Pikes Pick: Wine, music and treats for a low expectation Valentine's Day]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-pick-wine-music-and-treats-for-a-low-expectation-valentines-day/article/1596443?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-pick-wine-music-and-treats-for-a-low-expectation-valentines-day/article/1596443?custom_click=rss

Swirl Wine Bar, 717 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, is not such a fan of Valentine's Day, with owner saying it's a day known as, "Make singles and partners feel inadequate day." But they have your back with, delicious dessert and wine pairings available, "In a low expectation VDay attitude," starting Friday, Feb. 10. No reservations required for one, two or more. There will also be live music by Nic Watrous Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:04:18 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs chef has winning way of making cheesecake]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-has-winning-way-of-making-cheesecake/article/1596210?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-has-winning-way-of-making-cheesecake/article/1596210?custom_click=rss

With Valentine's Day approaching, Kevin Clayton, executive chef at The Bistro on 2nd in Monument, might be the man of the moment. His answer to the end of a perfect date is cheesecake.

"In 1986, when I was cooking at The Plaza in Sarasota, Florida, I begged the pastry chef for her cheesecake recipe," he said. "I was single and knew the way to a woman's heart was with something sweet. This French girl's cheesecake was excellent, and I wanted to learn how to make it."

He got his wish when she left The Plaza and finally gave the recipe to Clayton.

"Every time I make the cake for a lady, I'm sure to win a date," he said.

His way with cheesecake has not only rewarded his love life, but also earned him awards.

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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:57:20 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs chocolatier has 3 aphrodisiac candies for Valentine's Day cupids]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chocolatier-has-3-aphrodisiac-candies-for-valentines-day-cupids/article/1596195?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chocolatier-has-3-aphrodisiac-candies-for-valentines-day-cupids/article/1596195?custom_click=rss

Jacquie Mosher, owner of the award-winning Radiantly Raw Chocolate store, has launched a new collection of chocolates just in time for Valentine's Day.

"Our new box of chocolates sold out almost before we got them on the shelves," she said.

And no surprise: The three new candies are laced with damiana, an ancient aphrodisiac.

"It's thought that the herb creates more oxygen, increases blood flow and relaxes the nervous system," she said. "We suggest splitting the box with someone you love about 15 minutes before things heat up."

Her new collection includes three flavors, all enhanced with other foods believed to have aphrodisiac effects - including walnuts, cherries and pomegranates - as well as other herbs.

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:16:13 -0700