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Probably the closest I’ll ever get to Katmandu

By Tess Furey

While Boulder is fairly littered with Nepalese restaurants — thanks to adventurous mountain climbers from the college town who serve as ambassadors to Nepal, which straddles the world’s highest peak — Grand Junction has a ...

Firefighters take action in the kitchen

By Dixie Burmeister

Late last fall, I had breakfast with the Retired Fire Fighters of Mesa County. There were about 20–25 good looking and humorous guys. (Jealous ladies?) The group is made up of local retired firefighters and some firefighters who retired ...

10 must-haves in my pantry to keep my grits company

By Tess Furey

A colleague of mine, John Lehndorff, once wrote a column for the Rocky Mountain News about what foods he keeps on hand in his pantry. I thought it was fascinating and decided I might put together my own list of staples with a long shelf life ...

Start the year eating meat, soup and tea

By Dixie Burmeister

Even when trying to eat sensibly during November and December, “little bites” of those holiday special foods can amount to a little overdose of sweetness and the richness of those foods. Most, but not all, of the foods designated ...

Grapes need to be cold hardy to turn out fruitful

By Dave Buchanan

That sound on the roof? It’s not reindeer, it’s the other shoe dropping. The lingering late-fall weather might be great for travelers, golfers and shoppers, but it is just another reason to worry for grape farmers. They know it ...

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Holiday cookies — Day 12: Cinnamon Bark Cookies

By The AP

It’s time to get fancy. Because no holiday cookie selection is complete without something that inspires a “Wow!” So to crank up the Wow!-factor on Day 12 for the final day of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies, we created a ...

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Holiday cookies — Day 11: A lighter touch

By The AP

Time to lighten up the holiday cookie scene. For Day 11 of The Associated Press’ 12 Days of Holiday Cookies, we took a healthy-ish turn and opted for meringues, a crisp-chewy fat-free cookie made from whipped egg whites and sugar. We ...

All they want for Christmas is a good bottle, or two, of wine

By Dave Buchanan

What do you get for the wine lover on your Christmas list? If you’ve procrastinated until now to make that decision, you face limited options even with the blessing of overnight delivery. However, before you run headlong into every ...

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Feliz Navidad, and pass the tamales

By Rachel Sauer

In certain kitchens, Christmas is a particular combination of spices, a recipe housed in the folds of an apron and passed in pinches between generations. It’s the steam rising from an enormous pot, in which boil vast quantities of meat. ...

Aromas remind that holidays have arrived

By Dixie Burmeister

How many of you can almost smell the aromas of Christmas that are so tied to memories, family traditions and magical times. Those memories can make you smile, some will cause tears and others will make you, well, hungry. And, as we all know, ...

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