<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - teresa%20farney]]> http://gazette.com/rss/teresa%20farney Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:52:13 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs bakers make king cakes for Mardi Gras]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-bakers-make-king-cakes-for-mardi-gras/article/1569149?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-bakers-make-king-cakes-for-mardi-gras/article/1569149?custom_click=rss

Each year during Mardi Gras, thoughts turn to celebrating, feasting and fasting.

Front and center is the fact Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday - the first day of Lent and, for some, the end of eating rich foods and the start of a holiday fast.

So before you say farewell to those luscious foods, have some cake! A few area chefs and bakers specialize in making the dazzling dessert that's symbolic of Mardi Gras: the king cake.

King cake is made with a rich Danish dough. Cinnamon and pecans are added (making it like a coffee cake) and then it's baked and decorated with frosting in Mardi Gras colors: purple representing justice, green representing faith and gold representing power. Some bakers jazz it up with

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:43:36 -0700
<![CDATA[Table Talk: Colorado Springs Chinese tea store expands with food offerings]]> http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-chinese-tea-store-expands-with-food-offerings/article/1569270?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-chinese-tea-store-expands-with-food-offerings/article/1569270?custom_click=rss

Yellow Mountain Tea House, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., is the place to go to learn about traditional Chinese teas, herbs and foods. Owner Tanya Baros is extremely knowledgeable about tea and its healing powers. She can fill you in on Chinese healing herbs for the common cold, stress, skin issues, digestive problems, anxiety and insomnia. Now she has completed an expansion of the store where she can serve traditional Chinese foods along with tea. Her menu offers Chinese snacks such as dumplings, steamed buns, meatballs and fried rice cakes. Details: 229-9986.

Glass Slipper winners

The Glass Slipper Ball is one of the few events remaining in town where chefs can show off their talents and the public can vote for their favorite

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:25:39 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs chef tells how to make Peyton Manning fave]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-tells-how-to-make-peyton-manning-fave/article/1569154?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-tells-how-to-make-peyton-manning-fave/article/1569154?custom_click=rss

On Super Bowl Sunday, will Peyton Manning be eating a chicken Parmesan sandwich?

Thanks to a pair of popular ads by Nationwide Insurance, the Denver Broncos quarterback is forever linked to the dish. If you haven't seen the commercials, Manning sings "Chicken Parm, you taste so good" to the tune of the company's theme song in one while watching a TV chef do the same in another.

And before the team boarded a flight to San Jose, Calif., last Sunday in advance of the big game, the players were given - what else? - chicken Parm sandwiches.

Some athletes have pregame and postgame rituals for food. For Manning, it's some form of chicken. According to thedailymeal.

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:28:25 -0700
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With Valentine's Day falling on a Sunday (Feb. 14), some eateries that are normally closed that day will be open for the occasion. Some places are going to capitalize on the weekend by running specials Thursday through Sunday. Here's a look at some options. Unless otherwise noted meals are on Feb. 14.

- Bella Panini, 4 S. Colorado 105, Palmer Lake, will have a five-course wine dinner at 5:30 p.m. for $70 per person (plus tax and tip). Details: 481-3244, bellapanini.com.

- The Blue Star. 1645 S. Tejon St., is serving a five-course dinner for $75 per person. Half-price bottles of wine available Sundays. Details: 632-1086, thebluestar.net.

- Jose Muldoon's, 5710 S. Carefree Circle and 222 N. Tejon

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]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:12:41 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs hot wing eateries gear up to score a touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-hot-wing-eateries-gear-up-to-score-a-touchdown-on-super-bowl-sunday/article/1568618?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-hot-wing-eateries-gear-up-to-score-a-touchdown-on-super-bowl-sunday/article/1568618?custom_click=rss

Next to Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is considered to be the biggest eating day of the year in the U.S. And chicken wings are a favorite go-to snack for the big game.

According to the National Chicken Council's mock-serious 2015 Wing Report, 1.25 billion wings were consumed during last year's game. So if you are planning on serving wings Feb. 7, you are right on trend with millions of other fans.

Chicken wings haven't always been a sport fan's snack. Up until to the 1960s and 1970s, frying the whole chicken was the norm. Then in the 1980s, according to the report, U.S. consumers started preferring boneless, skinless breast meat, and wings became an inexpensive byproduct.

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:44:15 -0700
<![CDATA[Citrus clout: 4 orange varieties that can help you during cold and flu season]]> http://gazette.com/citrus-clout-4-orange-varieties-that-can-help-you-during-cold-and-flu-season/article/1568603?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/citrus-clout-4-orange-varieties-that-can-help-you-during-cold-and-flu-season/article/1568603?custom_click=rss

One of the pure treasures of winter is a big, juicy orange.

Years ago, when seasonal food wasn't always available everywhere and anytime, winter meant citrus.

Citrus, well known for its vitamin C content, is at its prime during the cold and flu season. That makes it an even more important food to include in a diet. Fresh citrus builds a body's immunities - which, in turn, helps ward off colds - and also is a good source of fiber.

Here are a few varieties of oranges to enjoy while they are at their juiciest:


These oranges are part of the mandarin family, which also includes tangerines and clementines. Satsumas are one of the sweeter citrus varieties, with a meltingly tender texture.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:13:39 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area gumbo cooks duke it out for bragging rights]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-gumbo-cooks-duke-it-out-for-bragging-rights/article/1568279?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-gumbo-cooks-duke-it-out-for-bragging-rights/article/1568279?custom_click=rss

Time to plan for throwing on your Mardi Gras beads and heading to Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave., Manitou Springs, for the Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6. For a buck, you get two samples of gumbo from professional chefs and amateur cooks. Once you've tasted the gumbos, then cast a vote to help determine who has the best dish. The amateur and professional divisions will compete for first-, second- and third-place trophies as well as for cash prizes. There will also be an award for Best Showmanship and People's Choice. The Mardi Gras parade rolls at 1 p.m. Details: 685-5089, manitou springs.org.

New eatery

Eric Brenne has opened Red Gravy, 23 S. Tejon St., which was Lucha Cantina that closed Jan. 1.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 04:10:03 -0700
<![CDATA[On Food: Colorado Springs Asian community celebrates Chinese New Year with special foods for good fortune]]> http://gazette.com/on-food-colorado-springs-asian-community-celebrates-chinese-new-year-with-special-foods-for-good-fortune/article/1568123?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/on-food-colorado-springs-asian-community-celebrates-chinese-new-year-with-special-foods-for-good-fortune/article/1568123?custom_click=rss

Food and symbolism often are interconnected in cultures around the world.

And this is the Asian community's time to gather, reflect and create lavish, meaningful spreads.

Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, begins on the first day of the first lunar month, which falls on Feb. 8 this year. It concludes two weeks later, with the Lantern Festival on Feb. 22.

I connected with two leaders in the local Chinese community to learn more about the most important festival in China.

Mali Hsu founded the Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute in 2001 and is the chairwoman of the board. She ushers in the new year with specific foods such as dumplings, whole fish and beef or pork dishes.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 04:15:03 -0700