<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - teresa%20farney]]> http://gazette.com/rss/teresa%20farney Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:20:25 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Artisan pizza joint opens just north of Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/artisan-pizza-joint-opens-just-north-of-colorado-springs/article/1615771?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/artisan-pizza-joint-opens-just-north-of-colorado-springs/article/1615771?custom_click=rss

The evening drive from Monument to my Rockrimmon home was torturous, but not because of traffic or weather. It was the tantalizing aromas of truffle oil, garlic and rosemary wafting from the pizza boxes on the passenger seat that set the appetite alarms at high pitch. It was everything I could do not to rip off the lid and dive in for a slice.

The artisan pizzas were from Papa Bear Pizza, which opened Nov. 3 at 243 Washington St. in Monument in the former tasting room of Catriona Cellars. Owners Nicholas Blake and Charlie Snow offer a tight menu of pizzas and sandwiches. Blake shows his passion for cooking using fresh ingredients and making everything from scratch. The dough is made daily using Italian imported "00" Caputo flour



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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:11:21 -0700
<![CDATA[17 Colorado Springs restaurants offer Thanksgiving meal options without the stress]]> http://gazette.com/17-colorado-springs-restaurants-offer-thanksgiving-meal-options-without-the-stress/article/1615649?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/17-colorado-springs-restaurants-offer-thanksgiving-meal-options-without-the-stress/article/1615649?custom_click=rss

Not in the mood to fuss in the kitchen preparing a Thanksgiving feast? Here are a few places willing to do the work for you. Be forewarned: Make reservations as early as possible to be sure you get a seat.

- The Academy Hotel, 8110 N. Academy Blvd., is serving a Thanksgiving buffet at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. It's $39.95 for adults, $37.95 for seniors 65 and over, $37.95 for active military, $15.95 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Reservations recommended: 598-5770, theacademyhotel.com.

- The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., is serving a Thanksgiving brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's $48 for adults, $40 for seniors and military, $20 for children ages 8 to 12, and free



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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:57:26 -0700
<![CDATA[17 Colorado Springs restaurants serving up feasts on Thanksgiving Day]]> http://gazette.com/17-colorado-springs-restaurants-serving-up-feasts-on-thanksgiving-day/article/1615780?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/17-colorado-springs-restaurants-serving-up-feasts-on-thanksgiving-day/article/1615780?custom_click=rss

Not in the mood to fuss in the kitchen preparing a Thanksgiving feast? Here are a few places willing to do the work for you. Be forewarned: Make reservations as early as possible to be sure you get a seat.

- The Academy Hotel, 8110 N. Academy Blvd., is serving a Thanksgiving buffet at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. It's $39.95 for adults, $37.95 for seniors 65 and over, $37.95 for active military, $15.95 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Reservations recommended: 598-5770, theacademyhotel.com.

- The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., is serving a Thanksgiving brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:34:38 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado chefs offer braising tips in cooking classes]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-chefs-offer-braising-tips-in-cooking-classes/article/1615651?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-chefs-offer-braising-tips-in-cooking-classes/article/1615651?custom_click=rss

With the fall chill in the air, it's the perfect time to dust off my Le Creuset Dutch oven and do some braising. Nothing like warming the kitchen while working wonders with a less tender cut of meat.

At two cooking classes this month, I picked up some tips for getting the job done. One chef used beef shank and another chose oxtail.

Braising is a method of cooking where food - usually meat - is browned in fat, then placed in a heavy pot with a small amount of liquid, covered tightly (so liquid doesn't evaporate) and cooked over low heat for a long time. The long cooking develops deep, rich flavors and tenderizes the food by gently breaking down its fibers.

Elise Wiggins, owner and executive chef of Cattivella in



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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:17:28 -0700
<![CDATA[Popular Italian restaurant returns to Palmer Lake]]> http://gazette.com/popular-italian-restaurant-returns-to-palmer-lake/article/1615325?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/popular-italian-restaurant-returns-to-palmer-lake/article/1615325?custom_click=rss

Welcome back to The Villa.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Villa Palmer Lake, at 75 S. Colorado 105 in Palmer Lake, closed in March. A few months later, three young men with various culinary talents tried to reopen it as The Sundance. They couldn't get the job done and closed after a month and a half in business. The building's owner tracked down Anthony Ramon in Denver, a chef at the Villa from 2000 to 2004, to entice him to take over the eatery. Ramon and his business partner, Matt Beck, had a look and decided to go for it. They've freshened up the interior with brighter colors and changed the carpet. The menu is straight-up Italian, with pizzas playing a major role. Entrées are the usual suspects:



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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:10:47 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs chefs offer 6 tips for making Thanksgiving sides ahead of big meal]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chefs-offer-6-tips-for-making-thanksgiving-sides-ahead-of-big-meal/article/1615185?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chefs-offer-6-tips-for-making-thanksgiving-sides-ahead-of-big-meal/article/1615185?custom_click=rss

You've fought the lines at the grocery store buying just the right turkey and the many ingredients for the big Thanksgiving dinner. Now you have to figure out how to get it all on the table at once and on time. The clock is ticking, so today we offer some strategies to get the meal on the table not only in time, but also in a way that lets you be with your guests rather than in the steaming kitchen.

We turned to personal chef Mari Younkin and Cortney Smith, vice president and culinary instructor at The Cooks Marketplace, for some tips on getting a handle on the meal.

Younkin's advice: "Create a menu and prepare your grocery list at least a week ahead. For sure, pay attention to the turkey. If it's frozen, it can take days in



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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:54:26 -0700
<![CDATA[4 Thanksgiving recipes to make ahead of time]]> http://gazette.com/4-thanksgiving-recipes-to-make-ahead-of-time/article/1615340?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/4-thanksgiving-recipes-to-make-ahead-of-time/article/1615340?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at four make-ahead recipes for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Rich Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Yield: 18 servings

3 pounds turkey wings 2 small onions, quartered 2 stalks celery, each cut into 4 pieces 2 carrots, each cut into 4 pieces 2 cloves garlic, halved 1½ cups dry white wine 4 cups water 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons butter, or more if needed (optional) 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place turkey wings, onions, celery, carrots and garlic into a roasting pan, and roast until the turkey wings turn a deep golden brown color, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Transfer the cooked wings and vegetables to a large pot.



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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:52:35 -0700
<![CDATA[Vietnamese chef explores healing benefits of Asian ingredients]]> http://gazette.com/vietnamese-chef-explores-healing-benefits-of-asian-ingredients/article/1615181?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vietnamese-chef-explores-healing-benefits-of-asian-ingredients/article/1615181?custom_click=rss

Haley Nguyen, one of the Vietnamese "boat people" who settled Little Saigon in Newport Beach, Calif., recently showed how to unlock the mysteries of international ingredients for fellow members of Les Dames d'Escoffier International,

At the annual conference of this group of women in the food, beverage and hospitality professions, Nguyen discussed how and why to use some ingredients she had pointed out during a tour of Little Saigon - ginger, bitter melon, turmeric, lemongrass and wood ear mushrooms.

"Because I'm a chef, I like to talk about making these healthy ingredients flavorful," she said. "When I was little and I'd get a little tummy-ache from eating street food, my mother would make a tea of water and a lot of



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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:31:26 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs brew pub has new menu with daily soups and juicy burgers]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-brew-pub-has-new-menu-with-daily-soups-and-juicy-burgers/article/1614840?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-brew-pub-has-new-menu-with-daily-soups-and-juicy-burgers/article/1614840?custom_click=rss

Big things are happening at Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., starting with a recent Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) whole hog beer dinner.

Executive chef Noah Siebenaller teamed with Jason Nauert, owner of the Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat, to butcher a whole Berkshire hog.

Half of the 265-pound animal was used to prepare the six courses of the pork-centric meal, including a dessert of candied belly with whipped pork fat and beer-infused dark chocolate gelato. Sounds weird, but it was a winning combination.

The other half of the pig became a butchering lesson between courses.

"It was fun to see Jason breaking down the pig," said Noah Kaufman, general manager at Phantom, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. "Everyone seemed



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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:29:57 -0700
<![CDATA[Veterans Day deals at Colorado Springs-area restaurants and beyond]]> http://gazette.com/veterans-day-deals-at-colorado-springs-area-restaurants-and-beyond/article/1614685?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/veterans-day-deals-at-colorado-springs-area-restaurants-and-beyond/article/1614685?custom_click=rss

Restaurants throughout Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region will honor veterans this weekend with special meal deals. Here's a list of places for active-duty military members and veterans to check out Nov. 10-13:

FRIDAY, NOV. 10

- IHOP is offering free red, white and blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ihop.com

SATURDAY, NOV. 11

- Applebee's is offering a free meal from a limited menu. applebees.com/veterans-day-free-meals

- Bonefish Grill is offering free Bang Bang Shrimp.

- California Pizza Kitchen is offering a free entrée from a limited menu. cpk.com/veteransday

- Carrabba's Italian Grill is offering a free appetizer.

- Chili's is offering a free entrée from a limited menu.



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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:18:03 -0700
<![CDATA[Pikes Picks: Try ice skating in downtown Colorado Springs; plus, tips for baking great bread]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-picks-try-ice-skating-in-downtown-colorado-springs-plus-tips-for-baking-great-bread/article/1614932?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-picks-try-ice-skating-in-downtown-colorado-springs-plus-tips-for-baking-great-bread/article/1614932?custom_click=rss

Ice skating fun returns Tuesday with Skate in the Park at Acacia Park. And you don't have to be a pro to have fun at this unique downtown rink. A $10 admission includes skates and those younger than 4 are free with skating adults. Tree lighting is Nov. 18. - Linda Navarro

Who can resist the aroma of baking bread? Learn how to make whole grain artisanal bread at 6 p.m. Thursday at Colorado State University Extension, 17 N. Spruce St. For $25, you will receive samples, recipes and tips for making whole grain bread at altitude. Registration closes at noon Wednesday. Details: 520-7676, elpaso.extension.colostate.edu.



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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:27:38 -0700
<![CDATA[Longtime Colorado Springs cafe has closed]]> http://gazette.com/longtime-colorado-springs-cafe-has-closed/article/1614915?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/longtime-colorado-springs-cafe-has-closed/article/1614915?custom_click=rss

A mother-and-son owned eatery that opened in 1991 and was well known for homemade comfort food has closed.



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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:25:42 -0700
<![CDATA[New year-round public market in Colorado Springs finally opens]]> http://gazette.com/new-year-round-public-market-in-colorado-springs-finally-opens/article/1614736?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-year-round-public-market-in-colorado-springs-finally-opens/article/1614736?custom_click=rss

After 10 years of passionate planning, Christopher Cipoletti saw his dream become reality last week when the Pikes Peak Market finally opened. With its 3,000 square feet, the Art Deco building can house up to 20 food vendors, many of whom will rotate seasonally as offerings change.

Exposed red brick walls, industrial lighting and concrete floors are the backdrop for merchants to create their own look for their stalls, positioned around the perimeter and down the center of the space at 9 S. Weber St. Walls of weathered pallets separating the stalls lend a rustic, uniform appearance. At the back of the market are tables and chairs for relaxing and enjoying your food purchases.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays



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Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:29:20 -0700
<![CDATA[Pikes Picks: Add BBQ cookbook to Christmas gift list; lend an ear to Lewis Howes' 'The School of Greatness']]> http://gazette.com/pikes-picks-add-bbq-cookbook-to-christmas-gift-list-lend-an-ear-to-lewis-howes-the-school-of-greatness/article/1614839?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-picks-add-bbq-cookbook-to-christmas-gift-list-lend-an-ear-to-lewis-howes-the-school-of-greatness/article/1614839?custom_click=rss

Here's a gift for the foodie on your holiday gift list: "Texas Slow Cooker: 125 Recipes for the Lone Star State's Very Best Dishes, All Slow-Cooked to Perfection" by Cheryl Alters Jamison. The award-winning cook has two book signings at Hooked on Books, 10 E. Bijou St., 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Details: 419-7660, hookedonbooksco.com.

New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur Lewis Howes also hosts "The School of Greatness," a talk show distributed as a leadership and personal development podcast. I can't get enough of his stellar list of guests, including Esther Perel, Tony Robbins, Danielle LaPorte, Brene Brown and Rob Bell. He's adroit at asking introspective questions that elicit thoughtful

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]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:45:23 -0700 <![CDATA[Soul-satisfying chicken soup a nutritious way to fend off colds]]> http://gazette.com/soul-satisfying-chicken-soup-a-nutritious-way-to-fend-off-colds/article/1614735?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/soul-satisfying-chicken-soup-a-nutritious-way-to-fend-off-colds/article/1614735?custom_click=rss

If you really need a reason to fall for chicken soup, here are a few.

It's the best food for colds and flu, and the season for those illnesses is upon us. Soup helps hydrate your sinuses even as our heaters kick out the warm air that dries them. And today - Wednesday - is Chicken Soup for the Soul Day. It's hard to say no to something good for the soul.

So here are some cooking tips, nutritional justifications for indulging and two favorite recipes to get a steaming bowl on the table.

Chicken soup, of course, starts with stewing chicken bones or parts for broth. It's best to make your own broth, which lets you control how much salt and fat goes in.



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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:58:50 -0700