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Purple Sage Organics selling salmon

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MINTURN – Purple Sage Organics will be selling fresh Yukon lox salmon and salmon fillets on ice straight from the fisherman in Alaska Nov. 23 between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Minturn at 77b Meek Sreet.Take Main Street to 1st Bank, take a right on Meek and a left on Boulder and it’s the second garage door-warehouse on the right.For more information, log on to http://www.purplesageorganics.org.Restaurant Kelly Liken hosts olive oil seminarVAIL – Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail will host a seminar and tasting event featuring organic olive oils from Argentina, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain, complemented by samples of unusual cheeses and wines, at noon Dec. 10.”This interactive seminar and tasting features rare, healthful and tasty olive oils, and has never been done in Colorado,” said Kelly Liken’s Chef Tony Mazza. “Our guests will learn that organic olive oils, like fine wines, have their own flavors, aromas, textures, colors and nuances based on the olives, climates, soils, blends vs. single varietals and other factors. This event will be fun, informative and pleasing to the palate.”The olive oil seminar and tasting is sponsored by Liken, gourmet wine and food shop eat! drink! and The Organic Olive Oil Company. “An organic olive oil expert will tell the ‘story’ and provide written summaries on the oils and recipes from the artisan families that produce them,” said Mazza. Call Restaurant Kelly Liken at 479-0175 with questions and to make reservations. A nominal fee will be charged to cover food and service costs.Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines festival on tap VAIL – The sixth anniversary of the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival is slated to kick off with an AHA Sanctioned Big Beers Homebrew Competition Judging on Jan. 6. In addition to the homebrew competition, this beer weekend includes a Brewmasters’ Dinner at the Lord Gore Restaurant, a big beers and Belgian commercial tasting Jan. 7 and educational opportunities at two specialty seminars during the tasting.For more information visit the festival website at http://www.BigBeersFestival.com or call High Point Brewing at 524-1092.Four locals make the cookie cut and will bake 1,000 sweets todayBEAVER CREEK – Fresh snow and more than 5,000 warm chocolate chip cookies will treat skiers and riders on Beaver Creek’s opening day Wednesday. Guests can vote for their favorite homemade cookies as the resort kicks off its 25th anniversary season with the second annual Beaver Creek Cookie Competition. The resort has received nearly two feet of snow in the past six days.”Anyone with a sweet tooth and a passion for powder can indulge at Beaver Creek’s opening day. We’re leaving it to our discerning guests to choose the ultimate chocolate chip cookie to become the resort’s signature treat,” said Tony O’Rourke, executive director of the Beaver Creek Resort Company.Guests can taste five varieties of chocolate chip cookies from 2-2:30 p.m. today. Five pre-selected cookie bakers will each serve 1,000 fresh cookies on Beaver Creek Plaza by the ice rink. Guests can vote for their favorite cookie and the winner will be announced at the Grand Staircase on the plaza at 3 p.m. The winning cookie will become the resort’s signature cookie, with the recipe to be used for special occasions throughout the winter.The cookie competition is free and open to the public for judging. Cookies will be provided by amateur bakers and competition finalists Kristin Durnin of Vail, Stacey Klein of Avon, Jarrod Carman of Avon, Nathan Putens of Vail and Dawn Pimmel of Highlands Ranch.For more information about the Beaver Creek Cookie Competition and other events, call Beaver Creek Information at 845-9090. To view and book Thanksgiving lodging deals, visit http://www.beavercreek.com or call (800) 404-3535.Vail, Colorado


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