"Grown Up" Fish Sticks with Lemon-Thyme Mayo

It was a loooooong week at work, and that always makes me crave childhood foods when I finally hit the weekend–mac and cheese, tomato soup, scrambled eggs, fish sticks…  While there are some respectable frozen fish sticks on the market now, I prefer to make these, which I make using an extremely lazy breading method.  […]

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Gingered Peach Crumb Cake

Gingered Peach Crumb Cake

Peachapalooza has had a really great run this year–the Western Slope had a wonderful crop–but alas, all amazing things must come to an end.  For my final peach extravaganza I thought I would go with this simple (but irresistible) fresh peach crumb cake. Full of chopped fresh peaches and topped with a little gingered streusel, […]

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Braised Beef Short Ribs with Blackberry-Pinot Noir Jus

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Blackberry-Pinot Noir Jus

On the occasions when we do eat meat, we get local, pastured meat and do something with it to make it memorable.  Recently I ordered some beef short ribs from Grant Family Farms and did a long, slow braise with a blackberry and flipflop wines Pinot Noir base. For tender, unctuous short ribs you want […]

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soup

Late Summer Soups

Right now we are suffering a wonderful surplus of late season vegetables, and when in doubt I turn to soup as an easy way to eat my veggies.  During my last evening visiting Indiana, I made this incredibly luscious and oh-so-simple fresh lima bean bisque.  If you have never tried limas fresh you should really […]

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Fresh Peach and Riesling Sorbet

Fresh Peach and Riesling Sorbet

During our annual Peachapalooza there were many splendid peach concoctions whipped up using the giant box of Western Slope peaches–the saffron-peach preserves were pretty outstanding, for one–but the easiest and most refreshing dish was this beautiful sorbet, made with fresh peach blended with agave and Flip Flop Riesling.  I received some sample wines from Flip […]

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Durian

Our First Durian

After a rather trying morning, we made a trip to Aurora to visit H Mart, a sprawling market filled with all kinds of interesting, international foodstuffs.   Since today was my birthday, Harrison remained quiet while I piled the cart with lots of (to us) exotic produce.  As I was doing a little dance of joy […]

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