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Potato Harvest 2008

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My seven year old son, Maverick*, grew potatoes this year.  For two years, he has been a single crop farmer.  Last year, he grew corn in his 3×4 foot patch of earth.  Planting seed potatoes was fun:  Prep the soil.  Make little mounds.  Insert seed potatoes.  Water and watch for potato worms.  Harvest (late summer/early fall).  […]

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Spice Girl

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Savory Spice of Colorado is my favorite place to buy spices. The Johnstons’ opened their first store in Denver and recently opend a second in Boulder. Fret not, they also have a fantastic website that features wonderful recipes and all kinds of ways to use their concoctions. One of my favorites is Capital Hill Seasoning. I […]

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Glorious Garden Tomatoes

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 When I was little, my dad, grandfather and uncle had an annual competition to produce the first garden tomato of the summer. It was a very cut-throat contest that involved seedlings, secrecy and a year’s worth of boasting for the winner. To this day, my dad eats garden tomatoes with a thin layer of Hellman’s […]

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Crazy for Corn!

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           Anyway you cut it or serve it, native corn is just tops.  It is one of the thrills of summer. Barr’s favorite way to prepare corn was learned from Mexican line cooks at her restaurant, Val 21: Boil husked corn for 3 minutes in lightly salted water. Drain.  Rub a lime quarter up and down […]

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Zucchini Coming Out of Your Ears, Part 1

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If there is one poor bastard vegetable of the garden, it is the overgrown zucchini. You know what we are talking about. A well intended family member or neighbor arrives at your door bearing a two pound zucchini and wants to know “Can you do something with this?” Flavoristas are not afraid of a few […]

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Barilla Plus – Stealth Health

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Barilla Plus was developed by a man who visited 250 families and was appalled by the fact that children were eating plain pasta with butter on it. He decided that he would develop a pasta that would actually deliver some nutrition so that the kids would get some fiber and protein and other whole grain […]

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