Simply Asparagus

simply asparagus
During this morning’s hike there was no doubt that spring was in the air. The air was crisp, the sun was bold and there was trace evidence of warmth among the dirt and rocks. After the hike, I ran into the market to grab a few items and what do I see front and center? Beautiful spring asparagus! Now I know asparagus is not quite emerging on our ditch banks yet here in Colorado (the tags did say Mexico) but nonetheless, I was feeling it and made the purchase. I don’t remember loving asparagus as a child. I can not recall when the affair started but now I can not ...

Favorite “Oldies but Goodies” Recipe

juicy steak
We all have routines in the kitchen which tend to include the “go to” meals that can be considered last resort, quick, or so familiar that it takes no mental energy to throw together.  In our house I would have to say that pasta and burritos fall into that category.  However, sometimes I sit down to the computer and skim through my online recipes and discover an “oldie but goody” that we have not had in a some time, then bam! Suddenly an old familiar simple dish becomes remarkable due to its absence.  Not too unlike a loved one taking a vacation for you to realize how much you miss them. Welcome back Brown ...

Culinary Reads: “Kitchens of the Great Midwest” by J. Ryan Stradal

Culinary Reads Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
You may have seen, heard or read some of the hype surrounding the One Book, One Mesa County book selection this year. If not, you should look in to it. I was excited to hear that the book for 2016 was a culinary read — “Kitchens of the Great Midwest” by J. Ryan Stradal — and could not think of a better selection to draw people together than a book about food.