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Boulder Blind Cafe

There is a tendency to rush to fill things we perceive as voids: talking to ease the silent spaces in conversations, pushing forward to fill the gaps while waiting in line, lighting things up to veil the darkness.  One of the more fascinating aspects of dining in the dark at the Boulder Blind Cafe was […]

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Review of Door to Door Organics (and a giveaway!)

Door to Door Organics is a grocery delivery service that lets you sign up for weekly or bi-weekly deliveries of certified organic produce–you pick a box size ranging from “bitty” to “large,” based on your family’s needs.  You can modify each order by up to five items, and they have a wide range of other […]

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Farmstead Inn barn

Farm-to-Fork in Indiana

We braved the unfriendly skies to visit my family in Indiana over the holidays, and while we were there we had the opportunity to visit part of the Joseph Decuis empire of farm-to-table enterprises.  Situated in the tiny and picturesque town of Roanoke, Indiana, the “Joseph Decuis Experience” includes a fine dining restaurant, a casual […]

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Chef Chris Teigland

Denver International Wine Festival

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Denver International Wine Festival as a brand ambassador for Maple Leaf Farms.  The was the 10th year of the festival, which spans three days and brings together dozens of wineries for tastings, as well as food pairings from local chefs.  Maple Leaf Farms sponsored my trip, […]

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Wild Turkeys and Camel’s Milk

I have a great soup recipe coming up soon, but my schedule of late has meant very little time in the kitchen.  We took a mini-break last week to enjoy the last of the fall colors up in Rocky Mountain National Park, where we did some easy hikes and saw a good amount of wildlife. […]

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Slow Cooker Curried Tomato Soup

Slow Cooker Curried Tomato Soup

Fall doesn’t officially start until the end of the month, but our garden is already making the transition.  The cucumbers stopped producing after a cold snap last week, and the tomatoes are soon going to be good only for green tomato chutney.  Last week I cleared some beds and planted garlic, kale, and shallots to […]

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