<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - teresa%20farney]]> http://gazette.com/rss/teresa%20farney Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:46:57 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[4 new eateries open in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/4-new-eateries-open-in-colorado-springs/article/1583756?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/4-new-eateries-open-in-colorado-springs/article/1583756?custom_click=rss

Here are a few new eateries to find and sink your teeth into around Colorado Springs:

- Arabian Nights Café, 8029 N. Academy Blvd., offers tasty Middle Eastern dishes in generous portions for not much dough. Desserts are plentiful and expertly prepared. Details: 219-8140, arabiannightscafe.com.

- 25 C Deli, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., serves grilled sandwiches with Boar's Head meats. Details: 424-6390, 25cdeli.com.

- The Potato House German Restaurant, 2220 Academy Place, is where you can find the usual German food specials: stuffed potato dumplings, schnitzel, kohlroulade (stuffed cabbage rolls) and jagerschnitzel, all at reasonable prices. Details: 434-1737, potatoespotatoespotatoes.com.

- Rita's Italian

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:42:27 -0600
<![CDATA[LIST: Farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/list-farmers-markets-in-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1577315?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/list-farmers-markets-in-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1577315?custom_click=rss
It's time for some farm-fresh produce! Here's a look at farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:20:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Table Talk: Chefs cook up winning recipes at Taste of Douglas County]]> http://gazette.com/table-talk-chefs-cook-up-winning-recipes-at-taste-of-douglas-county/article/1583662?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-chefs-cook-up-winning-recipes-at-taste-of-douglas-county/article/1583662?custom_click=rss

Chefs diced and whisked away for bragging rights at the chef cook-off at the Taste of Douglas County in Castle Rock. For the third year I was invited to be a judge. This year was the best event by far. The chefs were from diverse operations including family- owned restaurants, chains, hospitals and trade associations. While all eight chefs prepared and presented beautiful dishes, only three could claim a prize. Drum roll please. Here are the winners:

- First place - Adam Freisem, chef de cuisine at Manna, the restaurant in the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, 2350 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, presented a stunningly beautiful seared bison tenderloin with burnt sugar cherry gastrique, quinoa greens, and habanero Palisade peach

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:24:41 -0600
<![CDATA[Corn on the cob gets flavor boost (2 recipes to impress)]]> http://gazette.com/corn-on-the-cob-gets-flavor-boost-2-recipes-to-impress/article/1583475?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/corn-on-the-cob-gets-flavor-boost-2-recipes-to-impress/article/1583475?custom_click=rss

With the eagerly anticipated corn season in full swing, farmers markets and stores shelves are full, and locals are in full swoon. If all you've ever done is boil corn the old-fashioned way, we offer today some inspiration to think outside the husks.

First, let's talk about finding a good ear of sweet corn. Unless you grow your own, you'll get the best-tasting selection at a farmers market. Sweet corn is so tender it must be picked by hand. Most of the corn you see in grocery stores is mechanically harvested, so it is a less sweet variety. Plus, even when it comes from our state, you don't know how long the corn has been in transport - and the longer the corn is kept after being picked, the less sugary sweetness it will have.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:33:15 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs grocers carrying new, spiced-up yogurt flavors]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-grocers-carrying-new-spiced-up-yogurt-flavors/article/1583462?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-grocers-carrying-new-spiced-up-yogurt-flavors/article/1583462?custom_click=rss

I've made no secret of the fact that Noosa is one of my favorite brands of yogurt. And one of the things that sets apart the Colorado-based company is its creativity when it comes to flavors.

I gushed over blackberry serrano in January when it hit the shelves exclusively in Colorado. The thick, creamy top layer covering the chunky fruit layer was spicy, with a distinct serrano chili flavor. The combo was perfection.

But wait - there is more perfection! I recently tried several new Noosa flavors: raspberry habanero, pineapple jalapeño, mango sweet chili and Mexican chocolate. And I am giving them all an enthusiastic two thumbs up.

I must confess: I was skeptical about the pineapple- flavored yogurt.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:15:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Contest brings some fame to UCCS' burger]]> http://gazette.com/contest-brings-some-fame-to-uccs-burger/article/1583098?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/contest-brings-some-fame-to-uccs-burger/article/1583098?custom_click=rss

Mark Hayes, director of dining and hospitality services at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, couldn't be prouder of results from The James Beard Foundation Blended Burger Project. Although the UCCS culinary team didn't win the top prize of a trip to New York City to prepare their Sweet Home Colorado Burger at the James Beard House, they still have bragging rights.

"Clyde's (Gastropub) was number 28 out of 347 competitors nationwide and number one out of nine university dining service entries," Hayes said in an email.

Of the 13 Colorado eateries who entered the contest, the top three vote winners were, in order: Crave Real Burgers, Clyde's Gastropub, and The Golden Bee at The Broadmoor.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:15:53 -0600
<![CDATA[On Food: Culinary finds abound at Food & Wine Classic in Aspen]]> http://gazette.com/on-food-culinary-finds-abound-at-food-wine-classic-in-aspen/article/1582885?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/on-food-culinary-finds-abound-at-food-wine-classic-in-aspen/article/1582885?custom_click=rss

For a foodie, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is like Christmas in June. This is where you get an inside peek at new trends in cuisine, learn tips for finding the best sippers and brush shoulders with chef rock stars.

It's the ultimate food trade show.

Here are some of my takeaways from this summer's biggest national culinary event.

A new-to-me food that caught my eye was a Hinoka Kabu turnip, which was served during a cooking demonstration titled "A Celebration of Champagne & New England" given by Lexus, a car manufacturing company sponsor.

The chef cut the turnip on a mandolin, resulting in paper-thin slices. He tossed them in a red wine and bone marrow vinaigrette.

The turnip tastes more like a mild

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]]> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 04:40:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Table Talk: Colorado Springs entrepreneur offers taste of Alaska; bottoms up at Edelweiss]]> http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-entrepreneur-offers-taste-of-alaska-bottoms-up-at-edelweiss/article/1582524?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-entrepreneur-offers-taste-of-alaska-bottoms-up-at-edelweiss/article/1582524?custom_click=rss

Lacie Richardson, owner of Wild Woman Fish Co. and who grew up in Colorado Springs, got hooked on commercial fishing in Alaska one summer. After graduating from Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, she headed northwest, spending six years developing her fishing skills in Alaska. She has returned to the Springs and founded a food company that furnishes wild fish to our community.

"We catch all our fish one at a time, one hook at a time," she says. "No nets. I say, 'From our boat to your table.' The fish are caught, cleaned immediately and blast frozen to minus 30 degrees."

This process allows customers to experience exactly what Alaskan wild seafood tastes like directly out of Alaska's waters.

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:47:12 -0600
<![CDATA[After-school snacks are important part of children's diet (4 easy recipes)]]> http://gazette.com/after-school-snacks-are-important-part-of-childrens-diet-4-easy-recipes/article/1582401?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/after-school-snacks-are-important-part-of-childrens-diet-4-easy-recipes/article/1582401?custom_click=rss

With students heading back to school, now is the time to prepare for hungry kids by keeping a stash of healthy foods around for smart snacking. With homework, activities, lessons and sports, school-agers are busier - and probably more independent - than ever. Three meals a day are essential but won't curb the hunger pains in between, when energy levels start to slip.

To keep them from grabbing a soda, french fries or a doughnut, you should come up with a different fueling plan. Reaching for sugary, fatty and salty foods can become a habit for between-meal fixes, and those foods only slow you down in the long run. Save them for occasional special treats. It's time to get savvy with snacks for kids. Watch out for what they eating and

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:46:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Eat Well: The Gazette is calling all cooks to enter recipe contest]]> http://gazette.com/eat-well-the-gazette-is-calling-all-cooks-to-enter-recipe-contest/article/1582265?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eat-well-the-gazette-is-calling-all-cooks-to-enter-recipe-contest/article/1582265?custom_click=rss

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to rustle through your recipe box or seek out other inspiration for a prize-winning dish. Why? The Gazette Fall Harvest Recipe Contest is underway. It's the perfect time to show off your culinary skills using locally grown foods appearing in farmers markets and home gardens.

Recipes have to include fall ingredients and can be anything from appetizers to desserts. Last year's winner, Janice Zerbe, submitted a fall gratin that combined sweet (apples) and savory (squash) with an interesting cheese combination. Second place went to Ashley Richardson for her corn pudding recipe, and third went to Susan Massa for her Southwest squash burgers recipe.

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Tue, 09 Aug 2016 08:00:19 -0600