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30 places to apres around Vail and Beaver Creek

February 2, 2018 — Some would say it's the best time of day — pulling your boots off (or maybe you should keep those feet covered) and raising a glass after a great day of play. It's called apres here in the mountains, and it can be as much

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Science of spicy: Neuroscience explains why beer isn’t your best bet to knock down spicy foods

January 9, 2018 — BRECKENRIDGE — The sauce for this particular pile of chicken wings claims ingredients such as Carolina reapers, ghost peppers and other chilies with names that literally evoke death, along with some everyday habaneros, jalapenos and bell peppers — you know, just for kicks. You chomp

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The spice is right: Former narcotics cops open The Spice & Tea Exchange

December 11, 2017 — All five of your senses will be happy that you wandered into Kirstin Ruehlen and Sarah Chartier's Vail Village shop. The Spice & Tea Exchange is a far cry from the work they did as narcotics cops for a decade and a half. "Every cop

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Thanksgiving wines: Tips for the holidays

November 15, 2017 — For 51 weeks each year, a wine writer can write about whatever wine whimsy that strikes his or her fancy. But there is one special week where the topic is pre-ordained. In America, wine writers are obligated each fall to pen a piece on wines

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Home cooking: Your no stress, go skiing in the morning, 3-hour Thanksgiving dinner

November 15, 2017 — this week my Facebook newsfeed brought me a post from "New York Times Food" titled "The Eight-Hour Thanksgiving Dinner". The website included classic recipes, glossy, well-produced videos and the promise that you would even have time to sit down and have lunch during the eight

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High Altitude Baking column: Lemon-berry bundtlette cakes

July 28, 2017 — High altitudes makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall, and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. A delightful warm-weather dessert. That's what these little cakes

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Wine Ink column: Wine and health — pros and cons

July 19, 2017 — It is assumed that those who read this column like to drink wine. But in this day and age where so many of us are concerned about the effects the things we consume have on our health, it is smart to occasionally stop and take

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Mirabelle celebrates Bastille Day Eve with three-course dinner July 13

July 12, 2017 — BEAVER CREEK — Didn't get enough red, white and blue last week? Simply continue the celebration with a French accent at Mirabelle. Bastille Day, which commemorates France's independence, takes place on Friday, and Mirabelle is celebrating early. "I am not French, but I speak French

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Eagle County’s community gardens in full summer bloom

July 11, 2017 — Community comes first as gardens throughout Eagle County are producing fresh veggies for their growers. While many locals pay for a personal or shared garden plot to grow and harvest their own bounty through the summer, their armfuls of veggies are often helping others to

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Eagle County’s community gardens in full summer bloom

July 11, 2017 — Community comes first as gardens throughout Eagle County are producing fresh veggies for their growers. While many locals pay for a personal or shared garden plot to grow and harvest their own bounty through the summer, their armfuls of veggies are often helping others to

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La Tour hosts French wine dinner in Vail on June 29

June 27, 2017 — Chef Sammy Shipman and Kainoa Guerin, sommelier of La Tour Restaurant, will be presenting Tour de Vin Francais — a food and wine experience — on Thursday at the Vail restaurant beginning at 5 p.m.. This event offers premium wines from four distinct areas of

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High Altitude Baking: Raspberry brownie torte — to go

June 27, 2017 — High altitudes make cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. Rave reviews — I get them every time I

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Monkshood Cellars in Minturn is open for sips

June 27, 2017 — It's wildflower season, so it's likely that you'll be seeing the monkshood bloom on some of your alpine hikes. The striking purple flower is not the only lovely thing of that name that will be emerging in the valley this summer. Monkshood Cellars in Minturn

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Vail High Country Baking column: Chocolate raspberry mini-cakes

June 13, 2017 — Editor's note: High altitudes make cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. Like miniature desserts? Me, too, so I

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Vail High Country Baking column: Vanilla pound cake with rhubarb

May 30, 2017 — Editor's note: High altitude makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. Forget daffodils and flip flops, I'm not

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Vail Wine Ink column: A chilly reminder — France vineyards currently battling frost

May 19, 2017 — Two weeks ago, this column detailed the extensive efforts that winegrowers in the Burgundy region of France were undertaking to protect their vineyards from hail. Unfortunately, before their investment in a "high-tech hail shield" could produce success, the growers were attacked by a different weather

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Bookworm of Edwards hosts food industry researcher on Thursday, May 18

May 16, 2017 — EDWARDS — Today, we shop at grocery stores, order our food online and pick up meals through drive-thru windows. Food is becoming more convenient and quick — but where is our food coming from? On Thursday, researcher Michael Carolan will be at The Bookworm of

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Turntable back on track — iconic Minturn restaurant reopens

May 16, 2017 — Elvis has left the building. The Boo's Burrito, however, and the model train circling the dining room are still there. The Turntable Restaurant in Minturn reopened this month after being closed for much of 2016 and 2017, following former manager Darla Goodell's death in 2015.

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Gypsum’s Creekside Grill finds success where many others failed

May 14, 2017 — GYPSUM — With its expansive veranda offering some of the Vail Valley's most panoramic vistas and its appealing indoor dining area anchored by a central fireplace, it was always a mystery why so many restaurateurs failed at the Gypsum Creek Golf Clubhouse. Five years ago,

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Healthyish Foods delivers single-serving organic desserts

May 9, 2017 — Indulge in moderation. That's the idea Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh decided to embrace when it comes to sweets. "I started the company because I love dessert," she said, "but I don't want to have a full tray of brownies or an entire cake sitting around beckoning." Thomas-Drawbaugh

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