Tag Archives | Buying Local

Brownie Love at Verbena


We have a new eatery in SoPo called Verbena; it is located right next to Smaha’s (aka Legion Square Market) at 103 Ocean Street.  The owner, Melissa Coriarty, is the former sous chef of Hugo’s in Portland.  The space is lovely and lofty, with a high ceiling and bright colors.  The breakfast and lunch menu […]

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Edible Communities Quarterly


While recently visiting Aspen, I picked up a wonderful publication, edible ASPEN, at the Farmers’ Market. To my delight, I found that there is also an edible FRONT RANGE (Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs). Tracey Ryder founded Edible Communities in 2002 to "celebrate the abundance of local foods" in communities throughout the U.S and Cananda.  These magazines are such a […]

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Late Harvest Rocky Mountain Dinner

Late Harvest Rocky Mountain Dinner

My husband landed these rainbow trouts in Castle Creek. Fish doesn’t need much when it is fresh from the river. Season fish with a little salt and pepper and a touch of cornmeal.  Add some butter to a hot skillet, cook until golden then turn to finish cooking and you’ll have yourself a nice delicate protein.  After […]

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Food Literature – Animal, Vegetable, Miracle


I am almost finished reading this wonderful book on growing and eating one’s own food by Barbara Kingsolver.  The author and her family chronicled an entire year of being “localvores”, those who live off what their land produces, supplemented only by food available locally.  I recommend this book to anyone who is completely out of touch with how food is grown and […]

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What to do with a GIANT turnip?


Following a lovely weekend at the coast in Castine, Maine, we returned home with what I believe is the largest turnip that I have ever seen.  Let’s face it, turnips can be a tough sell, but Lollie and I were up to the challenge.  Ultimately, we decided it would be pickled.  Of course, I turned to […]

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Ratatouille, Roasted & Reconstructed


This dish was inspired by the beautiful, amethyst eggplants from Abbondanza Farm at the Boulder Farmer’s Market.  Abbondanza specializes in heirloom varieties of vegetables and seeds.  Their stall is always a joy to visit. Somehow, I wanted to showcase these beauties.  I wasn’t able to achieve that goal because the stunning purple faded during cooking.  Instead, what I ended up […]

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Spice Girl


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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