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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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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

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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Coconut Chai Ice Cream Recipe (dairy free)

Coconut Chai Ice Cream

When I see coffee memes on social media I always mentally replace the word coffee with “tea.”  I feel about tea the way most Americans feel about coffee–which is to say, if you stand between me and my tea in the morning, I cannot be held responsible for my actions.  Tea is also a wonderful […]

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It’s All Greek To Me, A Review and a Giveaway

Since we don’t have cable I will admit that I had never heard of Debbie Matenopoulos until I cracked open a review copy of her new cookbook, It’s All Greek To Me. Debbie will no doubt be familiar to those of you who know her from shows like The View, and her book is lavishly […]

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Fresh Herb Soup

Every summer my tarragon plant gets quickly out of control, growing to at least four feet tall and taking over a good third of our large herb bed.  I do a lot of things to try to keep it in check–pesto, tarragon salt, tarragon chicken, etc.–but sooner or later it has to be somewhat aggressively […]

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