<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - teresa%20farney]]> http://gazette.com/rss/teresa%20farney Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:32:29 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Table Talk: Colorado Springs coffee shop expanding food menu]]> By teresa Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-coffee-shop-expanding-food-menu/article/1550217?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-coffee-shop-expanding-food-menu/article/1550217?custom_click=rss

Eric Umenhofer, owner of Colorado Coffee Merchants, 302 E. Fillmore St. is stepping up the food game at his coffee house and roasting facility. He has opened up the east side of his store to make room for a diner bar. That, in part, is because since January, Stephanie Lyman, owner of Steffi's Confections, has expanded her candy making at the coffee shop's kitchen to making breakfast and lunch options.

"Eric has been great," the 20-something chef said. "I came in to buy some coffee beans to use in my toffee. They wouldn't let me pay for the coffee so I offered to bring them some candies as a payback. Eric wondered if I might like to sell my candy at his shop for Valentine's Day.



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Eric Umenhofer, owner of Colorado Coffee Merchants, 302 E. Fillmore St. is stepping up the food game at his coffee house and roasting facility. He has opened up the east side of his store to make room for a diner bar. That, in part, is because since January, Stephanie Lyman, owner of Steffi's Confections, has expanded her candy making at the coffee shop's kitchen to making breakfast and lunch options.

"Eric has been great," the 20-something chef said. "I came in to buy some coffee beans to use in my toffee. They wouldn't let me pay for the coffee so I offered to bring them some candies as a payback. Eric wondered if I might like to sell my candy at his shop for Valentine's Day.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:50:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs middle school teacher inspires students in her World Culture and Cuisine classes]]> By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-middle-school-teacher-inspires-students-in-her-world-culture-and-cuisine-classes/article/1550026?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-middle-school-teacher-inspires-students-in-her-world-culture-and-cuisine-classes/article/1550026?custom_click=rss

"Today, we are going to France."

And with that introduction, Diane Hathaway has the undivided attention of her class of students at Eagleview Middle School.

"Cooking in France is a religion. They are especially known for their crepes," she tells the eighth-graders. "Crepes were very popular back in the '60s. Then crepes sort of disappeared. Today, I'm going to show you how to make the batter and cook them."

It seems what's old is new again at Eagleview. The administration decided last year to start offering cooking classes in the vacated home economics classrooms. Twenty or more years ago, food and textile labs where students learned to cook and sew were the norm.

"Most or all of the schools have dismantled their



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"Today, we are going to France."

And with that introduction, Diane Hathaway has the undivided attention of her class of students at Eagleview Middle School.

"Cooking in France is a religion. They are especially known for their crepes," she tells the eighth-graders. "Crepes were very popular back in the '60s. Then crepes sort of disappeared. Today, I'm going to show you how to make the batter and cook them."

It seems what's old is new again at Eagleview. The administration decided last year to start offering cooking classes in the vacated home economics classrooms. Twenty or more years ago, food and textile labs where students learned to cook and sew were the norm.

"Most or all of the schools have dismantled their

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:11:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Eat well: Vegans in Colorado Springs have plenty to look forward to this year]]> By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/eat-well-vegans-in-colorado-springs-have-plenty-to-look-forward-to-this-year/article/1550053?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eat-well-vegans-in-colorado-springs-have-plenty-to-look-forward-to-this-year/article/1550053?custom_click=rss

Everything is coming up vegan these days, and that's just fine with JL Fields, a local vegan lifestyle coach and Gazette dining critic.

She recently sent a press release about VegFest Colorado, a health and environmental fair June 20-21 at Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. I attended VegFest a few years ago and picked up some interesting ideas while also discovering new-to-me foods from the vendors. For instance, I had no idea the owner of Spice Island Grill in Colorado Springs made and sold several of the Jamaican eatery's cooking sauces.

Fields, author of "Vegan Pressure Cooking" and co-author of "Vegan for Her," will be among those giving cooking demonstrations at VegFest.



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Everything is coming up vegan these days, and that's just fine with JL Fields, a local vegan lifestyle coach and Gazette dining critic.

She recently sent a press release about VegFest Colorado, a health and environmental fair June 20-21 at Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. I attended VegFest a few years ago and picked up some interesting ideas while also discovering new-to-me foods from the vendors. For instance, I had no idea the owner of Spice Island Grill in Colorado Springs made and sold several of the Jamaican eatery's cooking sauces.

Fields, author of "Vegan Pressure Cooking" and co-author of "Vegan for Her," will be among those giving cooking demonstrations at VegFest.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:22:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Table Talk: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center reopens popular dining spot]]> By teresa Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-fine-arts-center-reopens-popular-dining-spot/article/1549792?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-fine-arts-center-reopens-popular-dining-spot/article/1549792?custom_click=rss

The Garden of the Gods Gourmet catering and events culinary team is once again in place at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.

"We are not only going to be once-again running the restaurant (Café 36), but we are now their exclusive caterer for a period of at least two years," emailed Lynn Schlemeyer, vice president of marketing for the catering company.

There has been a series of revolving doors at the FAC restaurant. Garden of the Gods Gourmet has come and gone a couple of times with the last contract with the FAC ending in January 2014.

The catering company's chefs have a passion for the FAC restaurant and are eager to once again be in the kitchen.



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The Garden of the Gods Gourmet catering and events culinary team is once again in place at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.

"We are not only going to be once-again running the restaurant (Café 36), but we are now their exclusive caterer for a period of at least two years," emailed Lynn Schlemeyer, vice president of marketing for the catering company.

There has been a series of revolving doors at the FAC restaurant. Garden of the Gods Gourmet has come and gone a couple of times with the last contract with the FAC ending in January 2014.

The catering company's chefs have a passion for the FAC restaurant and are eager to once again be in the kitchen.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:43:58 -0600
<![CDATA[On Food: Items worth searching for on grocery store shelves]]> By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/on-food-items-worth-searching-for-on-grocery-store-shelves/article/1549622?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/on-food-items-worth-searching-for-on-grocery-store-shelves/article/1549622?custom_click=rss

Today I'm going to be a bit nutty. Then I'm going to get my "Freekeh" on. And finally I'll smooth things out with a dose of culture.

About that nutty part. Have you heard of NuttZo? I hadn't until my Jazzercise instructor, Meridith Norwood, treated the class to a post-workout smoothie that combined a scoop of the nut spread with fresh fruit and greens. NuttZo contains more than seven types of nuts and seeds. Since one nut butter is delicious, I couldn't imagine how much more delicious a spread with seven flavors would be.

I snapped a photo of the product with my phone and then went on a hunt to find it. I must admit my eyebrows shot up to the top of my hairline when I saw that a 26-ounce jar cost more than $16 at Costco.



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Today I'm going to be a bit nutty. Then I'm going to get my "Freekeh" on. And finally I'll smooth things out with a dose of culture.

About that nutty part. Have you heard of NuttZo? I hadn't until my Jazzercise instructor, Meridith Norwood, treated the class to a post-workout smoothie that combined a scoop of the nut spread with fresh fruit and greens. NuttZo contains more than seven types of nuts and seeds. Since one nut butter is delicious, I couldn't imagine how much more delicious a spread with seven flavors would be.

I snapped a photo of the product with my phone and then went on a hunt to find it. I must admit my eyebrows shot up to the top of my hairline when I saw that a 26-ounce jar cost more than $16 at Costco.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:50:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs culinary expert is honored with a scholarship in her name]]> By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-culinary-expert-is-honored-with-a-scholarship-in-her-name/article/1549398?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-culinary-expert-is-honored-with-a-scholarship-in-her-name/article/1549398?custom_click=rss

Maylen Gasper and Lisa Mazza are happy culinary students. They each were awarded $2,600 Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarships to further their studies at Pikes Peak Community College. Gasper also was awarded the Blue Star Scholarship of $2,600, given to a student whose vision is to leave a lasting impact on the Colorado Springs culinary scene.

The scholarship is named for Fran Folsom, who was a culinary director of the former Broadmoor Cooking School, This is the third year for the scholarship program, which is associated with the Pikes Peak Community College Culinary Arts Department and Joe Coleman, founder of the Blue Star Group and the Foundation for PPCC.

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]]> Maylen Gasper and Lisa Mazza are happy culinary students. They each were awarded $2,600 Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarships to further their studies at Pikes Peak Community College. Gasper also was awarded the Blue Star Scholarship of $2,600, given to a student whose vision is to leave a lasting impact on the Colorado Springs culinary scene.

The scholarship is named for Fran Folsom, who was a culinary director of the former Broadmoor Cooking School, This is the third year for the scholarship program, which is associated with the Pikes Peak Community College Culinary Arts Department and Joe Coleman, founder of the Blue Star Group and the Foundation for PPCC.]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:47:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs gardening expert teaches how to make most of growing own vegetables]]> By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-gardening-expert-teaches-how-to-make-most-of-growing-own-vegetables/article/1549244?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-gardening-expert-teaches-how-to-make-most-of-growing-own-vegetables/article/1549244?custom_click=rss

A sure sign that summer can't be far off is the sight of the first bulbs cracking through the barren soil. Another is the announcement that Larry Stebbins, founder of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, is holding his last class for the spring.

"Growing Great Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Beans, Squash and More" is the lifelong organic gardener's most popular class. For $10, Stebbins takes you through the basics of vegetable growing in our tricky climate. I've taken the class and can speak with authority: Stebbins has all the answers when it comes to reaping a bountiful harvest, including a mountain of tomatoes.

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]]> A sure sign that summer can't be far off is the sight of the first bulbs cracking through the barren soil. Another is the announcement that Larry Stebbins, founder of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, is holding his last class for the spring.

"Growing Great Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Beans, Squash and More" is the lifelong organic gardener's most popular class. For $10, Stebbins takes you through the basics of vegetable growing in our tricky climate. I've taken the class and can speak with authority: Stebbins has all the answers when it comes to reaping a bountiful harvest, including a mountain of tomatoes.]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 04:10:14 -0600