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    Boulder County Farmers MarketsBoulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Plenty of potatoes

    Potatoes of all shapes, colors and consistencies are versatile and easy to prepare
    11/21/2017 07:01 PM MST
    The holiday season is upon us and everyone will be enjoying potatoes in one form or another, whether in the form of latkes, sweet potato casserole, or mashed potatoes and gravy.  
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    Louisville pie expert tries to save a dying art
    11/15/2017 10:43 AM MST - John Lehndorff's first pie memory begins more than 50 years ago in his childhood home, where a cherry pie taunted him from the kitchen counter. Today the Louisville resident today is a pie guru. He has taught pie making classes at the former Culinary School of the Rockies, has judged dozens of pie contests, and was the founding executive director of the American Pie Council. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Honey
    11/15/2017 08:52 AM MST - References to honey's sweet nectar have been found in Egyptian hieroglyphics. Spanish cave paintings believed to be over 10,000 years old depict honey. And, of course, there are biblical references to the "land of milk and honey." Honey is still as popular as ever, and the Boulder County Farmers Markets have honey at every market all season long, including our upcoming Winter Market. Full Story

    Phuket in Louisville takes on traditional Thai menu: Review
    11/09/2017 10:48 AM MST - Phuket in Louisville could take its menu to the next level by keeping an eye on salt and the doneness of its proteins. Given its demonstrated skill with stir-fried vegetables, this shouldn't be too high a hurdle for the restaurant to achieve. Full Story

    First Bite highlights restaurants in Boulder, Longmont
    11/07/2017 07:02 PM MST - First Bite, also known as Boulder County Restaurant Week, ushers in its 12th annual edition starting on Friday. Approximately 50 restaurants will be offering up a special $29 three course prix-fixe menu for the week, and some eateries will also offer a lighter $18 tasting menu.  Full Story

    Boulder County Farmers Markets: Romanesco
    11/07/2017 06:43 PM MST - Market-goers have been asking about the strange chartreuse-colored, extraterrestrial-looking vegetable that they keep seeing at farm stands. It is romanesco, and it is delicious. Full Story

    Aperitivo in Gunbarrel displays consistent quality: Review
    11/07/2017 08:58 AM MST - Aperitivo in Gunbarrel strikes the right notes when it comes to dishing out an international array of food and drink in a welcoming setting. While it excels in its role as a versatile neighborhood spot, its quality offerings also make it a destination eatery. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Brussels sprouts
    10/31/2017 07:31 PM MDT - Love them or hate them, this is the best time of the year for Brussels sprouts. They're available at the Boulder County Farmers Markets. Stop by the Cure Organic Farm stand and pick up a stalk or three of Brussels sprouts to enjoy with your Sunday roast this weekend.  Full Story

    Traditional herbal teas, bone broths touted for health benefits
    10/31/2017 07:22 PM MDT - A webinar, sponsored by Longmont's First Nations Development Institute and called Native Infusion: A Guide to Honoring Ancestral Beverages to Uphold Our Health, will discuss traditional herbal teas and bone broths, as well as smoothies. The webinar starts at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 8.  Full Story

    Review: Comfort quotient is high at Capresse Trattoria in Longmont
    10/27/2017 10:56 AM MDT - Caprese Trattoria's strong points include good value and unfussy preparations that are deeply satisfying and carry a high comfort quotient. More to the point, this restaurant could very well be the best of its type in the county. It's a must-visit destination for those who grew up on standard issue red sauce Italian, but are also open to more gourmet offerings. Full Story

    At the Market: Pumpkins, great for soups and pies
    10/24/2017 07:57 PM MDT - With Halloween only days away and Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about pumpkins. In the United States, we refer to any round orange squash as a pumpkin, but they are all members of the cucurbita family and come in a multitude of shapes, colors, and sizes. Since they have seeds they are definitely a fruit, not a vegetable, and provide ample amounts of fiber, vitamin A and C, along with potassium and iron.  Full Story

    Broo! Grossen Bart, Asher and other brewers suggest beer, candy pairings
    10/26/2017 01:21 PM MDT - Wine and cheese. Bourbon and bacon. Beer and candy? Boulder County breweries offer tips for pairing local brews with some of the season's most popular treats. Full Story

    Kimbal Musk, a farm-to-table founder, to talk at CUBoulder Friday
    10/19/2017 12:58 PM MDT - Kimbal Musk, a founding father of the farm-to-table movement and brother of iconic entrepreneur Elon Musk, is scheduled to give a free, public talk Friday at the University of Colorado. Full Story

    At the Market: Apples, a symbol of America
    10/17/2017 08:43 PM MDT - From George Washington and Johnny Appleseed to soldiers fighting for "mom and apple pie," the apple has become a symbol of America. With over 2,500 varieties grown throughout the United States, everyone can find an apple they love. Apples started popping up at our markets in September and will be around through our Winter Market on Dec. 2 and 3. Full Story

    Review: Niwot fortunate to get Lucky Pie's third location
    10/12/2017 10:35 PM MDT - This summer, the third location of Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House opened its doors in Niwot. Each Lucky Pie location has its own distinct personality, and Niwot's no different. But it took me a while to put my finger on the Niwot locale's vibe, given its location in a small office building. After spending a few minutes here, it dawned on me that this outpost is shaping up to be more of a low-key neighborhood spot than its siblings, and that's a good thing.  Full Story

    With scenes filmed in Boulder, 'Top Chef' announces contestants, premiere
    10/12/2017 05:12 PM MDT - Bravo brought its crew to Boulder, Denver, Telluride and Aspen to film season 15 of its cooking competition earlier this year. Many big-name Colorado chefs will have on-air appearances during the season -- including Boulder chef Hosea Rosenberg (of Blackbelly Market) who took top honors on the show's fifth season in 2009 and James Beard winner Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson, of Frasca Food and Wine. Full Story

    Boulder Burgundy Festival a rare opportunity for wine enthusiasts
    10/10/2017 05:55 PM MDT - Autumn is when Burgundy winemakers harvest their grapes and reward themselves after toiling in the vineyards with a grand three day celebration known as Les Trois Glorieuses. In a similar spirit, the Boulder Burgundy Festival, which runs from Oct. 13-15 in Boulder, is a celebratory event featuring educational seminars, tastings, and meals centered around its namesake region's wines. Full Story

    Pie bakers compete in Boulder as part of Harvest Festival contest
    10/04/2017 09:14 AM MDT - Amateur bakers will take part in the Harvest Festival pie baking competition at the Boulder Farmers Market today. The competition is limited to 15 slots. The Harvest Festival marks the end of the season for Boulder's Wednesday farmers market and the beginning of fall. Full Story

    At the Market: Colorful, crunchy carrots
    10/04/2017 06:53 AM MDT - Saturday is Carrot Day at the Longmont Market. The last of four seasonal food celebrations this season, Carrot Day will feature a carrot tasting, Largest Carrot Contest, carrot-inspired children's activities, carrot face-painting, cooking demonstrations, and more carrot-inspired activities. Full Story

    Review: Bartaco's new Boulder location shows simplicity sometimes best
    09/29/2017 09:12 AM MDT - Simplicity is best when there are good ingredients, and this approach was apparent in most of Bartaco's dishes, most notably the oyster and fish tacos, and the chicken. Bartaco's a spot worth checking out for a more elevated take on casual fare. Full Story

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    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story

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