Five Spice Fresh Fig Ice Cream

Five Spice Fresh Fig Ice Cream

We are entering into a scorching week on the Front Range, and all I can think about is ice cream and fresh fruit.  Together, alone, or in any combination.  This is also the fleeting season of fresh, Brown Turkey figs from California, and when we find them we buy them in large quantities and eat […]

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Sugar Snap Salad

Sugar Snap Salad

After a lingering bout of beautifully cool weather, we are starting off a stretch of scorching temps that will lead us into July.  Following three days of 90-plus-degrees, I decided it was time to put the sugar snap peas out of their misery.  When it gets ridiculously hot their normally dewy-green leaves begin to brown, […]

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Easy Blueberry-White Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Easy Blueberry-White Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

After a very cool, wet start to our summer, we are finally getting some of the more typical heat for the region.  I never need an excuse to eat either fresh blueberries or ice cream, but hot weather is certainly a great excuse for both.  If you want something sweet to beat the heat, try […]

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Blueberry Pistachio Bark with Two Chocolates

Blueberry Pistachio Bark with Two Chocolates

We are prepping for a “going away” barbecue party for our friend Michelle, and today I was working on some desserts and sides.  An easy hand-held dessert for walking-about events is chocolate bark, and it is adaptable to all sorts of fun ingredients.  For this batch I used a dark chocolate base and poured it […]

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Vegetarian Grilling Series: Eggs in Portobello Nests with Red Pepper Aioli

Today I grilled a whole bunch of vegetables–fresh artichokes, sweet corn, sweet red peppers, garlic, portobellos, and yes, I grilled eggs.  I am an experimental kind of gal, and it was a fun grilling project for the weekend.  I grilled the red peppers for the aioli that we drizzled over the eggs, and I will […]

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Halloumi and Eggplant Kebobs

Vegetarian Grilling Series: Halloumi and Eggplant Kebobs

Barbecue season is officially upon us, and as a former vegetarian and current selective carnivore, I always despair a little about the dearth of good veg grilling options.  Vegetarian hot dogs are really bad as a rule (and the meat kind are scary), and while I love a good tofu dish I am not a […]

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