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Restaurant Roundup: Comida at The Source, Stoic & Genuine, Mercantile Dining & Provision

December 15, 2014 | Food, Restaurants

union station denver stoic and genuine oysters

It’s the time of year when people head downtown – to see the lights, for holiday parties, or just for a special meal out with friends. I get texts frequently saying “Where should we eat?” Well, these three are “can’t go wrong” places for a great meal this holiday season.

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Holiday Traditions Old and New: Spritz Cookies

December 11, 2014 | Desserts, Food

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Holiday traditions are something that are developed over time, and reinforced as the traditions are repeated, year after year. It could be a family outing to cut down the tree together. A Christmas eve caroling party. Making gifts for family and friends.

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Orange Balsamic Chicken Breast (Sous Vide)

December 8, 2014 | Food, Meat & Poultry, Technique

orange balsamic chicken sous vide 3-1

I’ve been on a bit os a sous vide kick ever I got my Sous Vide Supreme machine. When I was given the machine in return for developing four original recipes for the company, I knew that making a tough cut of meat tender yet still medium rare would be a no brainer and probably […]

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Building a Better Tuna Melt

December 4, 2014 | Fish & Seafood, Food, Sandwiches

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There is a reason that comfort foods are comforting. They tend to be high in fat and simple carbohydrates, which send our brain chemicals flying, and they do comfort us – temporarily. But they aren’t always the best food choices, and often I set out on a mission to find a way to enjoy the […]

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Chicken and Rice Casserole with Broccoli

December 1, 2014 | Food, One Dish Meals

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I always make more food than I need for a meal. Partly because I’m used to feeding a full family and might never get used to cooking in smaller quantities, but also partly because it’s so easy to make some great dishes out of simple leftovers. In this case I had roasted a couple of […]

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Apple Harvest Salad with Olomomo Spiced Pecans and Noosa Honey Yoghurt

November 24, 2014 | Breakfast, Food, Fruit, Salads

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As a food blogger, I get asked frequently to try out new products and to blog about them. I rarely do that – simply because it’s so time-consuming to create a quality blog post with a recipe and photos. But when I am contacted by a company whose products or business philosophy really speak to […]

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Thanksgiving is Coming – Top Five Tips!

November 20, 2014 | Best of the Food Web, Food, Informational, Menus

china table setting

It seems like planning Thanksgiving dinner is a challenge for many people. What to cook, how to get the work done ahead of time, how to make sure special diets are met, how to enjoy the day without stressing yourself out – this must resonate with many of you out there as I’ve taught three […]

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Croissants

November 13, 2014 | Breads, Breakfast, Food

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I have just returned from France (more about that soon!) where the croissants are tender, flaky, buttery, and available just about everywhere. Having been to France before, I knew what a treat I was in for, so to help me get in the French frame of mind, I made homemade croissants the week before I […]

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Spicy Plum Mustard Sauce

November 10, 2014 | Condiments, Food, Sauces

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Remember how full that sink was after my plum harvest? Well I continued to work my way through it, drying over 800 plums, and when faced with the final colander full, I had an afterthought: spicy plum mustard sauce, like you get in a Chinese restaurant.

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Soft Cooked / Poached Eggs with Fingerling Potato Swiss Chard Hash

November 6, 2014 | Breakfast, Food, Technique, Tools

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How do you get a perfectly poached egg? I mean, without years of culinary training and practice. It’s one of those things that is very hard to achieve, which is why chefs are often asked to cook this in their stage before being hired on. Personally, I stink at it, so had pretty much given […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Native Foods

November 3, 2014 | Food, Restaurants

native foods denver vegan tofu rice bowl-1

I don’t usually do restaurant reviews for chain restaurants, but every once in awhile something sticks with me. I’m solidly a meat eater – I have a standing freezer in my garage with half a hog, a full lamb, a share of bison, grass-fed beef, and free range chickens. I buy meat from local ranchers […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Acorn at The Source, Denver

October 30, 2014 | Food, Restaurants

acorn denver saffron risotto with tomatoes basil-1

Ahi tuna on heirloom tomatoes When my daughter comes to Denver from the Colorado mountains where she lives, she usually suggests dinner at a great restaurant, aka, one where she wouldn’t necessarily want to foot the bill, but one that she is dying to try. Although I’ve been to Acorn before for brunch, I was […]

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Lamb Shanks with Merguez Seasoning (Sous Vide)

October 27, 2014 | Food, Meat & Poultry, Technique, Tools

lamb shanks sous vide-1

I’ve been going a little crazy with the sous vide around here, ever since the kind folks at Sous Vide Supreme sent me a machine earlier this month to test recipes and blog about. My first attempt, the Bison Rump Roast with Porcini Rub, was a touchdown, Peyton Manning style. Precise. Decisive. No hesitation. Called […]

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Braised Pork with Garlic-Sage-Lemon Cream Sauce

October 23, 2014 | Food, Meat & Poultry, Sauces

pork lemon garlic sage cream sauce 1-1

When I travel I make use of the time on the road to read through my stack of food magazines, and my list of things I’d like to try making at home grows and grows. Although I keep a running list on my iPad of these inspirations, I find that the list grows faster than […]

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Cookbook Giveaway: 101 Things To Do With a Pickle

October 20, 2014 | Food, Informational

101 things to do with a pickle

There all sorts of cookbooks in the world – everything from glossy, full color books like my two cookbooks to tiny books that are almost like recipe cards. The “101 Things” series of cookbooks fall somewhere in between. They aren’t fancy by any means, but they are inexpensive ($9.99) and packed with lots of – […]

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Sous Vide Bison Rump Roast

October 16, 2014 | Food, Meat & Poultry, Technique, Tools

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You may or may not be a food geek like me, but chances are you’ve experienced a cut of meat, that while cooked to the desired temperature, was just not edible because it was so tough. Before sous vide techniques, healthy cuts of meat like lean bison or game meat could only be cooked low […]

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