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Help your dough rise to the occasion during the winter

I continue to develop my skills as a fairly new sourdough baker, and one of those is how to find success in winter. Whether you’re making sourdough bread or loaves made with commercial dry y...

Calling all dill lovers: This old-school ham salad sandwich is for you

Make me a bowl of a chicken or tuna salad and I’m set for days. I love the ease of both and will happily eat them again and again scooped onto lettuce leaves, in sandwiches or on crackers fo...

Potatoes aren’t the only vegetables you should be mashing

A bowl of buttery, creamy mashed potatoes is a thing of beauty and elegance. But spuds aren’t the only vegetables you should mash. Root vegetables – such as rutabagas, parsnips and turnips –...

Trinidad-style aloo and channa infuses an Indian classic with Caribbean flavor

There’s no denying the simplicity of Trinidad-style aloo and channa. Creamy Yukon Gold potatoes are coated in curry powder, then simmered until soft. Canned chickpeas are added, and the whol...

Cooking for one: 6 tips to keep things practical, flexible and fun

Many of us have been spending more time at home over the past 10 months, and a lot more of that time has been spent alone. With the coronavirus pandemic cutting off access to friends and soc...

How to braise vegetables and bring out their best flavors

To braise or not to braise, that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the kitchen to prepare vegetables with low heat and little moisture, or to use another technique from one’s culinary ...

The Soup Palette returns to Durango

Soup and sandwich shop resurrected in the form of a food truck

TikTok’s tortilla trend is basically a quesadilla – with extra fun folded in

Social media food trends come and go. Some are fleeting (remember rainbow bagels?) while others are seemingly here to stay (i.e. all manner of “charcuterie” boards). The latest entrant enjoy...

Loaded baked potato soup is the simple, luscious bowl of comfort I crave in colder months

I am not crazy for soup like some people. They could eat it every day, long for it and rave about the latest soup recipe they’ve discovered. For me, other than gumbo, which I’ll eat any day,...

La Plata County nonprofit receives 3,000 pounds of vitamins

Supplements will help those with nutritional, health needs

Vegetarian wontons are a delight to eat in this light, fragrant soup

No matter how you consume a wonton, one bite and you understand why the word translates from the Cantonese as “cloud swallow,” as Grace Young writes in her masterful book “The Wisdom of the ...

How to substitute for alcohol in cooking and baking

There are a number of reasons alcohol is off-limits for some people when cooking or baking, such as an allergy or an inability to use it when preparing food for children or those who might b...
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