<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - teresa%20farney]]> http://gazette.com/rss/teresa%20farney Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:10:52 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs chef turns mountain fine dining eatery into a distillery offering smoked meats]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-turns-mountain-fine-dining-eatery-into-a-distillery-offering-smoked-meats/article/1556527?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-turns-mountain-fine-dining-eatery-into-a-distillery-offering-smoked-meats/article/1556527?custom_click=rss

Victor Matthews is never at a loss of ideas for starting new projects or repurposing old concepts. Such is the case for his new Black Bear Distillery (repurposing) and Big Daddy's BBQ (new).

His Black Bear Restaurant, 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, was closed March 17, 2014, after he celebrated its 15th anniversary, to rebuild it as the Black Bear Distillery.

"I had the time of my life (with the restaurant), but it was time to change gears," he said. "We're just putting the finishing touches on the distillery."

He's acquired a huge smoker (it's about the size of a train car) that is parked in the parking lot at the distillery where he operates his Big Daddy's BBQ. He will have the smoker doing its work 1-7



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<![CDATA[Eat Well: Monument-based cookbook author goes nuts for almond milk]]> http://gazette.com/eat-well-monument-based-cookbook-author-goes-nuts-for-almond-milk/article/1556344?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eat-well-monument-based-cookbook-author-goes-nuts-for-almond-milk/article/1556344?custom_click=rss

The price is sure right: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is offering free nutrition and cooking classes. Even better, you'll get money back for attending. The store has a Passport to Healthy Eating card, which lists all the classes being offered in upcoming weeks. Each time you attend a class, you get an apple stamp on the card. Attend four classes and you'll get a $10 award card to use in the store.

I learned all this at the grand opening of the new, relocated Monument store - now at 1216 W. Baptist Road. The former store on Colorado Highway 105 has closed, giving way to a larger building that includes a community room with a full demonstration kitchen for classes.

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]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:25:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Table Talk video: Ramon Q's Foodstruck in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/table-talk-video-ramon-qs-foodstruck-in-colorado-springs/article/1556198?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-video-ramon-qs-foodstruck-in-colorado-springs/article/1556198?custom_click=rss

Elizabeth Giberti, who with her husband, Michael, owns Ramon Q's Foodstruck, prepares quinoa salad tacos.

Ramon Q's serves a combination of Mexican and Italian foods from a flashy orange mobile truck.

It's been seen parked at Mill Hill Saloon and at Motor City for breakfast.

Check food truck apps like Roaming Hunger, Street Meat and Food Truck Finder. If you can't wait to find the truck for a Ramon Q's Cantina Salsa fix, the sauce is available at Whole Foods Market. Call 470-0272.



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<![CDATA[Table Talk: Colorado Springs garden center offers samples of roasted chilies]]> http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-garden-center-offers-samples-of-roasted-chilies/article/1556143?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-garden-center-offers-samples-of-roasted-chilies/article/1556143?custom_click=rss

It's getting close to chili-roasting time. Alice Robinson, who with her husband, Dan, owns Spencer's Lawn and Garden Centers, 1430 S. Tejon St., is getting ready to host a couple of Quesadilla Days, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 15 and 22. On those days she sets up several hot plates on which she cooks quesadillas with different types of roasted chilies. You can taste your way through all the different varieties of peppers they offer. It's the best way to figure out which peppers you want to stock your freezer with for the winter.

Regular store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to roasted chilies you'll find an array of salsas, pepper jams and other chili-based offerings. Details: 632-2788, spencersgardens.com.



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<![CDATA[On Food: Some new ways to spice up summer - or any other season]]> http://gazette.com/on-food-some-new-ways-to-spice-up-summer-or-any-other-season/article/1556009?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/on-food-some-new-ways-to-spice-up-summer-or-any-other-season/article/1556009?custom_click=rss

Today I'm offering a peek inside my refrigerator. That's where you'll find some spicy condiments that were new to me not so long ago.

Since it's summer, we're firing up the grill almost nightly. And, more often than not, a dash of spice is what a piece of grilled meat or fish demands to take it from ordinary to extraordinary.

I'll start with Jojo's Sriracha chili sauce, produced in Denver by Jolene Collins. Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., Collins went to college in Denver and soon became interested in teaching yoga.

"I realized I wasn't taking care of my body and decided to do something about it," she said. "I took refined sugar out of my diet for a month and started reading food labels and learning about what I put in my

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]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:20:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs chef takes over cooking duty at Old Colorado City eatery]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-takes-over-cooking-duty-at-old-colorado-city-eatery/article/1555725?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-takes-over-cooking-duty-at-old-colorado-city-eatery/article/1555725?custom_click=rss

Kitchen doors are revolving.

James Davis has left 2South Food and Wine Bar, 2 S. 25th St., to head the culinary team at the soon-to-open Panino's Eastside, 3015 New Center Point. His move left the executive chef position open, but not for long.

Supansa Banker, his sous chef, was quickly promoted to run the kitchen. And why not? You may remember that she wowed the judges and attendees at the Pikes Peak Food & Wine Expo at The Broadmoor in March. She took top honors for the entrée category as well as the Overall Chef Winner, which included a check for $500 and the privilege of displaying the huge traveling trophy at the eatery for a year. Details: 351-2806, 2southwinebar.com.

New location

Natural Grocers in

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]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:43:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Cookbook authors cover healthy eating in new books]]> http://gazette.com/cookbook-authors-cover-healthy-eating-in-new-books/article/1555551?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cookbook-authors-cover-healthy-eating-in-new-books/article/1555551?custom_click=rss

A couple of interesting cookbooks crossed my desk recently: "Beyond the Mediterranean Diet - European Secrets of the Super-Healthy" and "Secrets of Healthy Cooking - A Guide to Simplifying the Art of Heart Healthy and Diabetic Cooking."

The first book, by Layne Lieberman, a dietitian and culinary consultant who lives part time in Boulder, examines the cuisines and lifestyles of Switzerland, Italy and France.

"These three countries have amazing health statistics with the best health scores in the world," she said.

In the book, Lieberman writes, "According to recent National Research Council's comparison of longevity for the world's 17 most affluent countries, Switzerland ranks number 2, Italy ranks number 4 and France

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