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Backcountry Alfresco

Alfresco – adjective or adverb: Dining in the open air.

Camping and backpacking season is upon us and I couldn’t be happier to announce that this year I will be offering truly down to earth gourmet backcountry meals that are lightweight,..

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Earl Grey Pancakes

Earl Grey Pancakes

I have always been more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker. There is something so comforting in a steaming cup of tea, each mug containing the elixir of your needs. Whether it be brewed for a pick-me-up, a calming relaxer, a nourishing..

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The Almighty Beet

The Almighty Beet

In one of my all-time favorite books, Jitterbug Perfume, the brilliant author Tom Robbins gives excellent advice when he writes, “Breathe properly. Stay curious. And eat your beets.” Beets play a huge role in Jitterbug Perfume, which is why this..

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Phở

Phở

As long as I have lived in Denver (my entire 29 years) I have always been more than happy to drive across town to Little Saigon on the west side to feed my frequent pho (pronounced FUH not FOE) craving. A year ago, we moved to this part of town..

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Fresno Peach Hot Sauce

Fresno Peach Hot Sauce

A week before the Autumn Equinox, Colorado’s front range saw its first snowflakes. Seemingly too soon to be protecting our gardens from frost, I took the weatherman’s advice and harvested the last of my garden, which has already slowed down quite..

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Heirloom Marinara

Heirloom Marinara

Whether you find yourself with an abundance of late summer tomatoes bursting from your garden, or you are tempted by the gorgeous varieties at the market – you may find yourself wondering how to make the most of them. Sliced tomatoes with salt,..

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Sweet Corn Crab Soup

Sweet Corn Crab Soup

It is mid-August in Colorado and I am up to my ears in homegrown sweet corn. This is my first garden and it has been an incredible experience watching our seeds sprout, grow, and become harvest-able treasures. Among our over-ambitious front yard..

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Honeyed Figs with Speck and Gorgonzola

Honeyed Figs with Speck and Gorgonzola

Figs. Throughout my website and on my logo you may notice the recurring symbol of a fig leaf. Fresh figs have always been a favorite fruit of mine, and I have even gone as far as to jokingly call them my “spirit fruit.”

Spending the summer of 2008..

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