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Fruit of your labor: What to do with bounty

By Staff

With the rather strange growing season this year, we’re now in the peak of the season for all those wonderful garden fresh fruits. Yes, I said fruits. Fruits such as tomatoes, eggplants, sweet corn, bell peppers of all colors, ...

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A delicious thing I ate one time: Recreating the past, one dish at a time

By Rachel Sauer

There’s a poignant loveliness in the best preserved memories — flowers in amber that are slow to fade. I carry them with me, knowing that times change and that I change, and to try recreating what exists perfect in memory can only ...

Moms contribute with handmade food at A Taste of Riverside

By Staff

When Riverside Educational Center needed a fundraising event last year, it was the moms brigade that came to the rescue. These are moms who grew up making tortillas, enchiladas and tamales by hand. A Taste of Riverside is their contribution ...


Telluride and Sonoma make a perfect team

By Dave Buchanan

When I die ... Chances are things won’t be this good. Telluride Ski Resort and Rodney Strong Vineyards of Sonoma County have teamed up, bringing together world-class skiing with world-class wines. What’s not to like? According ...

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Winners of peach recipe contest

By Staff

Grilled peaches, a smoothie, a simple peach jam and a pioneer-style peach pie took top honors in their categories, with the peach jam winning Grand Prize in the Palisade Peach Festival Recipe Contest Saturday. It’s all a matter of taste ...

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Local wines cropping up across Colorado

By Dave Buchanan

The wrap-up of an intense three-day workshop in Boulder found several of us searching for a dinner place open on Sunday night, a task that can be fearsome in early-closing Grand Junction but one that offered many entertaining options in ...

Filling your plate with cattlewomen’s fixings helps charities

By Staff

Ring that dinner bell. If you’ve got a hankering for some chin-dripping farm food, you might want to head to the Mesa County Fair on Saturday. Steer past the cotton candy and turkey legs and head for the livestock area. The Mesa County ...

Prepare for Olathe sweet corn bounty

By Dixie Burmeister

We haven’t had our first ear of local sweet corn yet, because like a variety of local produce our fabulous sweet corn is delayed due to the same reason I didn’t get to enter tomatoes in the fair this year, the weather. Look at it ...

Bin 707 owner opts to leave Horizon Drive for downtown with different items on menu

By Tess Furey

The name Bin 707 might be fresh in the mind because I wrote about their cocktails last week. And I promised I would continue this week with a rundown of their food. The bistro is, quite frankly, worth a second mention. Owner Josh Niernberg, ...

Winners of county fair wine competition undoubtedly are ‘drinkable’

By Dave Buchanan

Can’t say that I’ve seen all the results of the wine judging for the Mesa County Fair. As I write this, it’s still a Big Secret, since no one outside of the judges is supposed to know the results until the fair begins on ...

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