Nibbles

The Big Dipper

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The muggy summer afternoon snapshot features a back seat crammed with bathing-suit clad siblings united in a desperate plea: “Dairy Queen, please!” Going out for...

Best Boulder County bites of 2023

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Some smart psychologist or dietician could have a field day analyzing the dining choices I made in 2023. They might note the excessive number...

How not to make coffee

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First, buy coffee beans and leave the bag half-open on the counter for a month.  Then, run the beans through a spice grinder until thoroughly...

Hand pie high five

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Something makes us love almost anything wrapped in dough across the globe, whether they are called samosas, pierogi, fried pies, turnovers, calzones, tiropita, bao,...

Tofu, tea and truth

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“Nestled against the Rocky Mountains, Boulder, Colorado, has blossomed into a thriving hub for the natural products and wellness industry,” explained the narrator of...

Empty aprons

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Boulder is experiencing a dire shortage of cooks and other restaurant workers. Ask any chef or restaurant owner in town about their biggest challenges...

Off-road nibbling

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During summer’s peak travel season I get variations on the same question from friends and sometimes strangers that go something like this:  “We’re driving...

The Cure for retirement

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Jim Smailer is a true restaurant legend. As the longest-serving chef in recent Boulder history, he cooked for an unheard-of four decades at the...

Pass the compassion

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After 2020’s safely distanced Thanksgiving Day gatherings, large groups of family and friends are reuniting to break bread this week in Boulder.  We look forward...

Corn do’s and don’ts

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For true believers, corn comes slathered with anxiety and an expiration date.  On the way back from swimming at the pond with us kids, my...

Core values—Boulder’s unique apple corps IDs heirloom trees, harvests backyard fruit...

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If you haven’t noticed it yet in the heat and haze of our prolonged summer, Boulder’s apple trees are in their ninth month. They...

Speaking in tongs

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Boulder’s Tundra spoon-feeds restaurant and home cooks with the exact food tools of the trade